Document Type

Master's thesis

Date of Degree

2010

Degree Name

MS (Master of Science)

Department

Chemistry

First Advisor

Mark A. Young

Abstract

The goal of this thesis is to investigate the kinetics and amount of SO2 uptake on hematite, which will act as a representative of mineral dust aerosol. The environmental reaction chamber used here will allow the variation of water vapor pressure to examine the effect of relative humidity (RH) on these parameters. The role of a common atmospheric oxidant, ozone, in the uptake process will also be investigated. The results will be presented with emphasis on the role of hematite in mineral dust aerosols as a sink of SO2, and the possible acidification of hematite particles through heterogeneous reaction pathways.

Pages

viii, 125

Bibliography

116-125

Copyright

Copyright 2010 Jason Francis Vanlerberghe

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Chemistry Commons

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