Photochemical Smog Systems: Effect of Dilution on Ozone Formation

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Science  13 Jun 1975:
Vol. 188, Issue 4193, pp. 1113-1114
DOI: 10.1126/science.188.4193.1113


Dilution of a photochemical system containing hydrocarbons and oxides of nitrogen can lead to higher ozone concentrations than are observed in a static system. This effect was observed in an outdoor smog chamber with a hydrocarbon mix simulating urban systems.