In order to perform experiments in the chamber, characterization of physical properties is essential for the evaluation and interpretation of experiments. In this chapter, recommendations are given how to measure physical parameters such as temperature and pressure. For photochemistry experiments, knowledge of the radiation either provided by the sun or lamps is key to calculate photolysis frequencies. Standard protocols are described how to validate the calculation of the radiation inside the chamber using actinometry experiments. In addition, the characterization of loss processes for gas-phase species as well as for aerosol is discussed. Reference experiments can be used to test the state of the chamber. Different types of reference experiments focusing on gas-phase photo-oxidation experiments are recommended and described in detail in this chapter.
|Title of host publication
|A Practical Guide to Atmospheric Simulation Chambers
|Jean-François Doussin, Hendrik Fuchs, Astrid Kiendler-Scharr, Paul Seakins, John Wenger
|Place of Publication
|Springer International Publishing AG
|Number of pages
|Published - 2023