Multiple Sulfur and Oxygen Isotope Measurements on Sulfates from High to Low-Temperature Formation Whitin Volcanic and Anthropogenic Plumes

Abstract : Variability in volcanic and anthropogenic emissions of sulfur dioxyde is the main source of sulfate aerosols burden in our past and present atmosphere. Most of SO2 is tough to be oxidized into sulfate within aqueous phase oxydation. Despite a good understanding of the sulfate aerosols formation according to the commun oxydation pathways (i.e. O3, H2O2, O2-TMI) some observations remain mysterious. S-MIF (sulfur anomaly, Δ33S≠0‰) in Archean rocks or in ice core data is thought to result from sulfur photochemistry in low pO2 atmosphere and so under high levels of solar UV radiation which never occurs at tropospheric level in today's atmosphere. So far, it is the only known S-MIF mechanisms. However, this mechanism cannot explain the small but very significant S-MIF (Δ33S≈0.3‰) measured on sulfate aerosols worldwide urban areas. Here, we present a new data set of oxygen and sulfur isotope composition of sulfate aerosols monitored over the past 25 years in Mexico City and also sulfate extracted from fresh ash from Popocatépetl volcano tropospheric emissions. Multiple S- and O- isotope composition were analysed using SF6 fluorination line and Ag2SO4 pyrolysis method. Sulfate aerosols collected on urban area (low-temperature formation) and sulfate collected on volcanic ash (high and/or low temperature formation) present distinct Δ33S and Δ17O values meaning different origins, intermediates and chemical transformations. Concentrations of chemical compounds, isotopic fractionation values and Raleigh distilation processes allow us to propose, in each case, differents hypothesis on the formation pathways.
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Legendre E., E. Martin, Slimane Bekki, Pierre Cartigny. Multiple Sulfur and Oxygen Isotope Measurements on Sulfates from High to Low-Temperature Formation Whitin Volcanic and Anthropogenic Plumes. GOLDSCHMIDT 2017, Aug 2017, Paris, France. ⟨hal-01686726⟩

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