Atmospheric Measurement Techniques
Biochemistry | Chemistry | Life Sciences | Physical Sciences and Mathematics
New techniques have recently been developed and applied to capture reactive nitrogen species, including nitrogen oxides (NOx D NOCNO2), nitrous acid (HONO), nitric acid (HNO3), and particulate nitrate (pNO3 ), for accurate measurement of their isotopic composition. Here, we report – for the first time – the isotopic composition of HONO from biomass burning (BB) emissions collected during the Fire Influence on Regional to Global Environments Experiment (FIREX, later evolved into FIREX-AQ) at the Missoula Fire Science Laboratory in the fall of 2016. We used our newly developed annular denuder system (ADS), which was verified to completely capture HONO associated with BB in comparison with four other high-timeresolution concentration measurement techniques, including mist chamber–ion chromatography (MC–IC), open-path Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (OP-FTIR), cavityenhanced spectroscopy (CES), and proton-transfer-reaction time-of-flight mass spectrometry (PTR-ToF).
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Chai, Jiajue; Miller, David J.; Scheuer, Eric; Dibb, Jack; Selimovic, Vanessa; Yokelson, Robert; Zarzana, Kyle K.; Brown, Steven; Koss, Abigail R.; Warneke, Carsten; and Hastings, Meredith, "Isotopic characterization of nitrogen oxides (NOx), nitrous acid (HONO), and nitrate (pNO3-) from laboratory biomass burning during FIREX" (2019). Chemistry and Biochemistry Faculty Publications. 101.