Analysis of airborne particulate matter by PILS-IC

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This study compares air sampling data obtained by a filter-based method including off-line manual filter extraction followed by ion chromatographic analysis with those gained by an automated Particle-Into-Liquid-Sampler coupled to an ion chromatograph (PILS-IC).PILS-IC is a straightforward instrument for aerosol sampling that provides near real-time measurements for long-term unattended operation and is thus an indispensable tool to monitor rapid changes in aerosol particle ionic composition.