Using elemental ratios to predict the density of organic material composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.

@article{Kuwata2012UsingER,
  title={Using elemental ratios to predict the density of organic material composed of carbon, hydrogen, and oxygen.},
  author={Mikinori Kuwata and Soeren R. Zorn and Scot T Martin},
  journal={Environmental science & technology},
  year={2012},
  volume={46 2},
  pages={787-94}
}
A governing equation was developed to predict the density ρ(org) of organic material composed of carbon, oxygen, and hydrogen using the elemental ratios O:C and H:C as input parameters: ρ(org) = 1000 [(12 + 1(H:C) + 16(O:C)]/[7.0 + 5.0(H:C) + 4.15(O:C)] valid for 750 < ρ(org) < 1900 kg m(-3). Comparison of the actual to predicted ρ(org) values shows that the developed equation has an accuracy of 12% for more than 90% of the 31 atmospherically relevant compounds used in the training set. The… CONTINUE READING

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