Silver birch (Betula pendula) and three Southeast Asian tropical plant species (Ficus cyathistipula,Ficus benjaminaandCaryota millis) from the pantropical fig and palm genera were grown in a purpose-built and environment-controlled whole-tree chamber. The volatile organic compounds emitted from these trees were characterised and fed into a linked photochemical reaction chamber where they underwent photo-oxidation under a range of controlled conditions (relative humidity or RH ~65–89%, volatile organic compound-to-NOxor VOC / NOx~3–9 and NOx~2 ppbV). Both the gas phase and the aerosol phase of the reaction chamber were monitored in detail using a comprehensive suite of on-line and off-line chemical and physical measurement techniques.
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- volatile organic compounds
- air pollution
- organic aerosols
- silver birch
- School of Environment and Technology - Principal Lecturer
- Environment and Public Health Research and Enterprise Group