Laboratory Studies of the Multiphase SIV → SVI Conversion Rate

  • S. A. Penkett
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 6)


Oxidation reactions of dissolved sulphur dioxide in an atmospheric context are considered. Expressions for the rate of SO2 oxidation by oxygen in the presence of metal catalysts by hydrogen peroxide, by ozone and by the hydroxyl radical, are presented. Experiments which are designed to collect kinetic information in carefully controlled conditions i.e. classical rate phase studies, are to be preferred in most cases to those which attempt to simulate oxidation in cloud droplets.


Sulphur Dioxide Cloud Droplet Ozone Reaction Manganese Sulphate Atmospheric Situation 
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  • S. A. Penkett
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  1. 1.Environmental and Medical Sciences DivisionAtomic Energy Research EstablishmentHarwell, OxfordshireEngland

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