Heterogeneous Reactions between Solids and Gases in the Atmosphere: Insights from Field, Modelling and Laboratory Studies

Session ID#: 23294

Session Description:
Understanding processes affecting the atmospheric composition is essential to assessing its role in element cycles (e.g., C, Fe, N, S), climate regulation and air pollution. Heterogeneous reactions between airborne solid particles and gaseous species are increasingly recognised as capable of influencing local to regional scale atmospheric chemical budgets as well as particle effects on radiation and cloud properties. However, large uncertainties remain in the importance of such solid-gas reactions relative to gas-phase chemistry, their underlying mechanisms, and their atmospheric, climatic and health implications. This session welcomes studies on reactions of solid particles including mineral dust, volcanic ash and anthropogenic aerosols with gaseous species such as NOy, SO2, O3, HOx and organic compounds of atmospheric relevance. It aims to draw researchers using field, modelling and laboratory (e.g., Knudsen cell, flow-tube reactor, smog chamber) approaches - from molecular to macro scale - to better understand atmospheric heterogeneous reactions and their direct/indirect impacts.
Primary Convener:  Elena Charlene Maters, Université du Littoral Côte d'Opale, Laboratoire de Physico-Chimie de l’Atmosphère, Dunkirk, France
Conveners:  Manolis N Romanias, IMT Lille Douai, Sciences de l'Atmosphère et Génie de l'Environnement, Douai, France and Pierre Delmelle, Université Catholique de Louvain, Louvain-La-Neuve, Belgium

  • B - Biogeosciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • V - Volcanology, Geochemistry and Petrology
Index Terms:

0322 Constituent sources and sinks [ATMOSPHERIC COMPOSITION AND STRUCTURE]
1610 Atmosphere [GLOBAL CHANGE]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Sarah A Styler, Maya Abou-Ghanem and Brett Wickware, University of Alberta, Department of Chemistry, Edmonton, AB, Canada
Ari Setyan1, Jean-Jacques Sauvain2, Michael Riediker3, Michel Guillemin2 and Michel J. Rossi4, (1)EMPA - Swiss Federal Laboratories for Materials Science & Technology, Dubendorf, Switzerland, (2)Institute for Work and Health (IST), Epalinges, Switzerland, (3)IOM Singapore, Singapore, Singapore, (4)Paul Scherrer Institute, Villingen, Switzerland
Manolis N Romanias, Jérôme Lasne, Mohamad N. Zeineddine, Veronique Riffault and Frederic Thevenet, IMT Lille Douai, Sciences de l'Atmosphère et Génie de l'Environnement, Douai, France
Zhiyong Gong1, Chuji Wang1, Yong-Le Pan2 and Gorden Videen2, (1)Mississippi State University, Department of Physics and Astronomy, Mississippi State, MS, United States, (2)Army Research Laboratory, Adelphi, MD, United States