Journal of Atmospheric Chemistry

, Volume 16, Issue 2, pp 123–133 | Cite as

Formic and acetic acids in atmospheric condensate in Wilmington, North Carolina

  • Joan D. Willey
  • Carol A. Wilson


Formic and acetic acids occurred in atmospheric condensate with concentrations similar to rainwater collected in Wilmington, North Carolina, during the sampling period from June to October of 1990. Atmospheric concentrations of these acids (calculated from the condensate concentrations) were higher in continental versus maritime air masses. Concentrations of formic and acetic acids were correlated with each other in both condensate and air. Traffic was a source of acetic acid and of bisulfite to atmospheric condensate in this study.

Key words

Atmospheric condensate formic acid acetic acid sulfite traffic acid rain 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joan D. Willey
    • 1
  • Carol A. Wilson
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemistry and Marine Science ProgramUniversity of North Carolina at WilmingtonWilmingtonUSA

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