2010 Progress Report: SOA Volatility Evolution: Formation and Oxidation over the Lifecycle of PM2.5

EPA Grant Number: R833746
Title: SOA Volatility Evolution: Formation and Oxidation over the Lifecycle of PM2.5
Investigators: Donahue, Neil , Kroll, Jesse H. , Pandis, Spyros N. , Worsnop, Douglas R.
Institution: Carnegie Mellon University , Aerodyne Research Inc.
EPA Project Officer: Chung, Serena
Project Period: September 1, 2007 through August 31, 2011
Project Period Covered by this Report: September 1, 2009 through August 31,2010
Project Amount: $599,990
RFA: Sources and Atmospheric Formation of Organic Particulate Matter (2007) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , Particulate Matter , Air

Objective:

The objective of this project was to identify the major mechanisms for the aging of organic particulate matter in the atmosphere and to implement accurate parameterizations of those findings in air quality models. In so doing, we strove to understand the relative contribution of human activity and natural emissions to organic aerosol levels and to enable and inform policy actions aimed at organic-aerosol reductions.

Progress Summary:

Final year research consisted of completing modeling studies using the 2D Volatility Basis Set, continuing development of the 2D-VBS, and working with co-investigators Kroll and Worsnop on a carbon number-oxidation state general chemistry framework for publication in Nature Chemistry. A substantial amount of paper writing and speaking to discuss the findings filled the rest of the project time.


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Other project views: All 68 publications 31 publications in selected types All 31 journal articles
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Journal Article Bothe M, Donahue NM. Organic aerosol formation in citronella candle plumes. Air Quality, Atmosphere and Health 2010;3(3):131-137. R833746 (2009)
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  • Journal Article Chacon-Madrid HJ, Presto AA, Donahue NM. Functionalization vs. fragmentation: n-aldehyde oxidation mechanisms and secondary organic aerosol formation. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2010;12(42):13975-13982. R833746 (2009)
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  • Journal Article Donahue NM, Robinson AL, Pandis SN. Atmospheric organic particulate matter: from smoke to secondary organic aerosol. Atmospheric Environment 2009;43(1):94-106. R833746 (2008)
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  • Journal Article Hallquist M, Wenger JC, Baltensperger U, Rudich Y, Simpson D, Claeys M, Dommen J, Donahue NM, George C, Goldstein AH, Hamilton JF, Herrmann H, Hoffmann T, Iinuma Y, Jang M, Jenkin ME, Jimenez JL, Kiendler-Scharr A, Maenhaut W, McFiggans G, Mentel TF, Monod A, Prevot ASH, Seinfeld JH, Surratt JD, Szmigielski R, Wildt J. The formation, properties and impact of secondary organic aerosol:current and emerging issues. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 2009;9(14):5155-5236. R833746 (2008)
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  • Journal Article Hildebrandt L, Donahue NM, Pandis SN. High formation of secondary organic aerosol from the photo-oxidation of toluene. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics 2009;9(9):2973-2986. R833746 (2009)
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  • Journal Article Jimenez JL, Canagaratna MR, Donahue NM, Prevot AS, Zhang Q, Kroll JH, DeCarlo PF, Allan JD, Coe H, Ng NL, Aiken AC, Docherty KS, Ulbrich IM, Grieshop AP, Robinson AL, Duplissy J, Smith JD, Wilson KR, Lanz VA, Hueglin C, Sun YL, Tian J, Laaksonen A, Raatikainen T, Rautiainen J, Vaattovaara P, Ehn M, Kulmala M, Tomlinson JM, Collins DR, Cubison MJ, Dunlea EJ, Huffman JA, Onasch TB, Alfarra MR, Williams PI, Bower K, Kondo Y, Schneider J, Drewnick F, Borrmann S, Weimer S, Demerjian K, Salcedo D, Cottrell L, Griffin R, Takami A, Miyoshi T, Hatakeyama S, Shimono A, Sun JY, Zhang YM, Dzepina K, Kimmel JR, Sueper D, Jayne JT, Herndon SC, Trimborn AM, Williams LR, Wood EC, Middlebrook AM, Kolb CE, Baltensperger U, Worsnop DR. Evolution of organic aerosols in the atmosphere. Science 2009;326(5959):1525-1529. R833746 (2009)
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  • Journal Article Maksymiuk CS, Gayahtri C, Gil RR, Donahue NM. Secondary organic aerosol formation from multiphase oxidation of limonene by ozone: mechanistic constraints via two-dimensional heteronuclear NMR spectroscopy. Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics 2009;11(36):7810-7818. R833746 (2009)
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  • Journal Article Murphy BN, Pandis SN. Simulating the formation of semivolatile primary and secondary organic aerosol in a regional chemical transport model. Environmental Science & Technology 2009;43(13):4722-4728. R833746 (2008)
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  • Journal Article Murphy BN, Pandis SN. Exploring summertime organic aerosol formation in the eastern United States using a regional-scale budget approach and ambient measurements. Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres 115(D24):D24216 (12 pp.). R833746 (2010)
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  • Journal Article Prisle NL, Engelhart GJ, Bilde M, Donahue NM. Humidity influence on gas-particle phase partitioning of α-pinene + O3 secondary organic aerosol. Geophysical Research Letters 2010;37(1):L01802 (5 pp.). R833746 (2009)
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  • Supplemental Keywords:

    Air quality modeling, smog, particulate matter, organics

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