Articles | Volume 1, issue 1
Research article
27 Jun 2023
Research article |  | 27 Jun 2023

A new working fluid for condensation particle counters for use in sensitive working environments

Patrick Weber, Oliver F. Bischof, Benedikt Fischer, Marcel Berg, Jannik Schmitt, Gerhard Steiner, Lothar Keck, Andreas Petzold, and Ulrich Bundke


Interactive discussion

Status: closed

Comment types: AC – author | RC – referee | CC – community | EC – editor | CEC – chief editor | : Report abuse
  • RC1: 'Comment on ar-2023-1', Anonymous Referee #1, 04 Apr 2023
    • AC1: 'Reply on RC1', Patrick Weber, 16 May 2023
  • RC2: 'Comment on ar-2023-1', Anonymous Referee #2, 19 Apr 2023
    • AC2: 'Reply on RC2', Patrick Weber, 16 May 2023

Peer review completion

AR: Author's response | RR: Referee report | ED: Editor decision | EF: Editorial file upload
AR by Patrick Weber on behalf of the Authors (22 May 2023)  Author's response   Author's tracked changes   Manuscript 
ED: Publish as is (30 May 2023) by Hilkka Timonen
AR by Patrick Weber on behalf of the Authors (30 May 2023)
Short summary
The aerosol number concentration is essential information for aerosol science. A condensation particle counter (CPC) can robustly provide this information. Butanol is often used as a working fluid in a CPC. We could show that dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) behaves equivalently to butanol in terms of the instrument`s counting efficiency, cut-off diameter and concentration linearity. We tested this on different aerosols, including sodium chloride, ammonium sulfate and fresh combustion soot.
Final-revised paper