Organic Analytical Laboratory


Representative recent publications by OAL members. For the latest updates, please contact the OAL Director:

Nelson, K. N., Boehmler, J., Khlystov, A. Y., Moosmüller, H., Samburova, V., Bhattarai, C., Wilcox, E.M., Watts, A. C. (2019). A Multipollutant Smoke Emissions Sensing and Sampling Instrument Package for Unmanned Aircraft Systems: Development and Testing, Fire, 2, 32, doi: 10.3390/fire2020032

Lin, M. Y., Huang, C. W., Katul, G. G., Chu, C., Khlystov, A. Y. (2019). The simultaneous effects of image force and diffusion of ultrafine particle deposition onto vegetation: A wind tunnel study, Aerosol Science and Technology, 53, (4), 371-380, doi: 10.1080/02786826.2019.1567908

Samburova, V., McDaniel, M. R., Campbell, D. E., Wolf, M., Stockwell, W. R., Khlystov, A. Y. (2019). Dominant Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) measured at four Cannabis growing facilities: Pilot study results, Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association, 69, (11), 1267-1276, doi: 10.1080/10962247.2019.1654038

Son, Y., Mishin, V., Laskin, J. D., Mainelis, G., Wackowski, O. A., Delnevo, C., Schwander, S., Khlystov, A. Y., Samburova, V., Meng, Q. (2019). Hydroxyl Radicals in E-cigarette Vapor and E-vapor Oxidative Potentials under Different Vaping Patterns, Chemical research in toxicology, doi: 10.1021/acs.chemrestox.8b00400

Khlystov A. and Samburova V. (2018) Comment on “Do flavouring compounds contribute to aldehyde emmisions in e-cigarettes?” by Farsalinos and Voudris, Food and Chemical Toxicology,

Khlystov A. (2018) Comment on the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Proposed Rule: Regulation of Flavors in Tobacco Products,,

Samburova V., Bhattarai C., Strickland M., Darrow L., Angermann J., Son Y. and Khlystov A. (2018) Aldehydes in Exhaled Breath during E-cigarette Vaping: a Pilot Study Results Toxics,

Son Y., Wackowski O., Weisel C.,Schwander S., Mainelis G., Delnevo C., and Meng Q. (2018) Evaluation of E-Vapor Nicotine and Nicotyrine Concentrations under Various E-Liquid Compositions, Device Settings, and Vaping Topographies Chem. Res. Toxicol.,

Sengupta D., Samburova V., Bhattarai C., Kirillova E., Mazzoleni L., Iaukea-Lum M., Watts A., Moosmueller H., and Khlystov A. (2018) Light absorbtion by polar and non-polar aerosol compounds from laboratory biomass combustion. Atmos. Chem. Phys.,

Bhattarai C., Samburova V., Sengupta D., Iaukea-Lum M., Watts A.C., Mossmueller H., and Khlystov A.Y. (2018) Physical and chemical characterization of aerosol in fresh and aged emissions from open combustion of biomass fuels. Aerosol Science and Technology,

Samburova V., Zielinska B., and Khlystov A. (2017) Do 16 Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons Represent PAH Air Toxicity? Toxics, 5(3), 17.

Zhang Z.-H., Khlystov A., Norford L., Tan Z.-K., Balasubramanian R. (2017) Characterization of traffic-related ambient fine particulate matter (PM2.5) in an Asian city: environmental and health implications. Atmospheric Environment. 161, 132-143.

Khlystov A. and Samburova V. (2017) Response to Comment on “Flavoring Compounds Dominate Toxic Aldehyde Production During E-cigarette Vaping”.Environmental Science and Technology. 51 (4), 2493-2494.

Khlystov A. and Samburova V. (2016) Flavoring Compounds Dominate Toxic Aldehyde Production During E-cigarette Vaping. Environmental Science and Technology. 50 (23), 13080-13085.

Samburova V., Connolly J., Gyawali M., Yatavelli R.L.N., Watts A.C.,Chakrabarty R.K., Zielinska B., Moosmueller H., and Khlystov A. (2016) Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons in Biomass-Burning Emissions and Their Contribution to Light Absorption and Aerosol Toxicity. Science of the Total Environment, 568, 391-401.


Andrey Khlystov, Ph.D.
Lab Director 


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