Aerosol Formation Study with California Sage Plants

In cooperation with Professor Celia Faiola of the University of California Irvine, Aerodyne researchers are studying aerosol formation from live California sage plants. For three weeks, California-grown Salvia mellifera are living in a miniature environmental chamber. Plant emissions are passed through an oxidation flow reactor, after which the aerosol and gas-phase products are measured with a suite of state-of-the-art Aerodyne instrumentation, including an LTOF-AMS, FIGAERO-CIMS, and Vocus 2R PTR.