Browsing by Author Wan, Chun Hong
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Sugars and polyols are broadly distributed in a wide range of living organisms. They can become airborne through biomass burning, cooking, soil re-suspension, wind abrasion of vegetables, and bubble-bursting of sea water. Their abundance and sources in the ambient environments are little known because of a lack of suitable and simple analytical methods. In this thesis work, I have explored and established analytical methods for the determination of total water-soluble monomeric carbohydrates (WSMC) and individual sugar and polyol compounds in aerosol samples. Ambient fine aerosols collected in Hong Kong, Nanjing, and Jeju Island (Korea) were determined for WSMC concentrations and simi...