Atmospheric chemistry of Urban surface films

D. J. Donaldson, T. F. Kahan, N. O.A. Kwamena, S. R. Handley, C. Barbier

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17 Scopus citations


The heterogeneous chemistry taking place in and on the films which coat impervious urban surfaces has received almost no attention to date. The chemical composition of such surface films suggests that heterogeneous oxidation reactions and photochemical transformations could play important roles in the environment, potentially affecting local air quality. In this paper we briefly review our work in this area.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAtmospheric Aerosols
Subtitle of host publicationCharacterization, Chemistry, Modeling, and Climate
PublisherAmerican Chemical Society
Number of pages11
ISBN (Print)9780841269736
StatePublished - Jan 8 2009
Externally publishedYes

Publication series

NameACS Symposium Series
ISSN (Print)0097-6156
ISSN (Electronic)1947-5918

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Chemistry
  • General Chemical Engineering


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