Reactions of Criegee Intermediates


Criegee Intermediates (CIs) are formed from the reactions of alkenes with ozone, and may act as atmospheric oxidants, accelerating the removal of NO2, SO2 and other species from the air.  However, their behaviour is very poorly understood. 


We are applying large simulation chamber approaches, such as the EUPHORE chamber in Valencia, Spain (pictured) and the Chinese Academy of Sciences chamber at the Guangzhou Institute of Geochemistry to understand CI formation and reactions.

The project is a collaboration with the University of York and GIG, Chinese Academy of Sciences


© 2018 By William Bloss

William (Bill) Bloss

Head of School

Professor of Atmospheric Science

School of Geography, Earth & Environmental Sciences,
University of Birmingham,
B15 2TT, UK
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