|Title||Atmospheric chemistry of bioaerosols: heterogeneous and multiphase reactions with atmospheric oxidants and other trace gases|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2016|
|Authors||Estillore A.D, Trueblood J.V, Grassian VH|
|Type of Article||Review|
|Keywords||air-water-interface; fluorescence-spectra; free amino-acids; low-level ozone; marine aerosols; mass-spectrometry; photosensitized production; sea spray aerosol; secondary organic aerosols; surfactant protein-b|
Advances in analytical techniques and instrumentation have now established methods for detecting, quantifying, and identifying the chemical and microbial constituents of particulate matter in the atmosphere. For example, recent cryo-TEM studies of sea spray have identified whole bacteria and viruses ejected from ocean seawater into air. A focal point of this perspective is directed towards the reactivity of aerosol particles of biological origin with oxidants (OH, NO3, and O-3) present in the atmosphere. Complementary information on the reactivity of aerosol particles is obtained from field investigations and laboratory studies. Laboratory studies of different types of biologically-derived particles offer important information related to their impacts on the local and global environment. These studies can also unravel a range of different chemistries and reactivity afforded by the complexity and diversity of the chemical make-up of these particles. Laboratory experiments as the ones reviewed herein can elucidate the chemistry of biological aerosols.
|Short Title||Chem. Sci.|