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AMT | Articles | Volume 11, issue 10
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5767–5780, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5767-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.
Atmos. Meas. Tech., 11, 5767–5780, 2018
https://doi.org/10.5194/amt-11-5767-2018
© Author(s) 2018. This work is distributed under
the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 License.

Research article 19 Oct 2018

Research article | 19 Oct 2018

Development and field testing of an online instrument for measuring the real-time oxidative potential of ambient particulate matter based on dithiothreitol assay

Joseph V. Puthussery et al.
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The oxidative potential (OP) of ambient particulate matter (PM) has recently gained attention as an alternative metric for assessing the ambient PM toxicity. However, a major constraint in measuring the OP is its labor-intensive protocol. Here, we developed a new online instrument by coupling a mist chamber to an automated analytical system which can measure the real-time OP of ambient PM. We also report for the first time, the hourly averaged diurnal profile of ambient PM OP at an urban site.
The oxidative potential (OP) of ambient particulate matter (PM) has recently gained attention as...
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