Title: Intercomparison Study of Six HTDMAs: Results and Recommendations
Authors: DUPLISSY JGYSEL MSJOGREN SMEYER NGOOD NKAMMERMANN LMICHAUD VWEIGEL RMARTINS DOS SANTOS SebastiaoGRUENING CarstenVILLANI PLAJ PSELLEGRI KMETZGER AMCFIGGANS G.b.WEHRLE GRICHTER RDOMMEN JRISTOVSKI ZBALTENSPERGER UrsWEINGARTNER E
Citation: Atmospheric Measurement Techniques vol. 2 no. 2 p. 363-378
Publisher: Copernicus Publications
Publication Year: 2009
JRC N°: JRC53440
ISSN: 1867-1381
URI: http://www.atmos-meas-tech.net/2/363/2009/amt-2-363-2009.html
http://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC53440
Type: Articles in Journals
Abstract: We report on an intercomparison of six different hygroscopicity tandem differential mobility analysers (HTDMAs). These HTDMAs are used worldwide in laboratory experiments and field campaigns to measure the water uptake of aerosol particles and have never been intercompared. After an investigation of the different design of the instruments with their advantages and inconveniencies, the methods for calibration, validation and data analysis are presented. Measurements of nebulised ammonium sulphate as well as of secondary organic aerosol generated from a smog chamber were performed. Agreement and discrepancies between the instruments and to the theory are discussed, and final recommendations for a standard instrument are given, as a benchmark for laboratory or field experiments to ensure a high quality of HTDMA data.
JRC Institute:Institute for Environment and Sustainability

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