Aerosol particle, Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbon, Semivolatile, Vehicle emissions, Diesel
To determine the size and chemical composition of particles derived from on-road vehicle emissions, individual particles were sampledcontinuously with an aerosol time-of-flight mass spectrometer (ATOFMS) at the Caldecott Tunnel in Northern California. In this tunnel, traffic is segregated, such that in theory only light duty vehicle emissions or a mix of heavy- (HDV) and light-duty vehicle (LDV) emissions can be sampled separately. Two studies were carried out, one in November 1997 anda secondin July 2000, time periods with average ambient temperatures of 10–15 and 26–32 1C, respectively, with the instrument operating at ambient outdoor temperatures. Analysis of the chemical composition of the particles sampled in these studies shows that sampling conditions can strongly impact the determination of suitable markers for identifying particles emitted from different vehicle types during ambient studies.
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Gross, Deborah S., Alexander R. Barron, Ellen M. Sukovich, Benjamin S. Warren, Julia C. Jarvis, David T. Suess, and Kimberly A. Prather., "Stability of Single Particle Tracers for Differentiating Between Heavy- and Light-Duty Vehicle Emissions". Atmospheric Environment. 2005, 39, 2889-2901. Accessed via Faculty Work. Chemistry. Carleton Digital Commons. https://digitalcommons.carleton.edu/chem_faculty/4.