By Peter Fabian, Onkar N. Singh
Clinical facts truly indicates that chlorine and bromine compounds, resembling CFCs, published into the ambience are answerable for non-stop and revolutionary worldwide ozone losses superimposed through dramatic seasonal ozone depletions first saw over Antarctica, now happening over Arctic areas besides. this day substitutes are produced and emitted, a few of that are hugely reactive components. This instruction manual quantity offers with those reactive halogen compounds and their interactions. It presents a assessment at the current wisdom in their houses, purposes, resources, sinks in addition to overseas laws.
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7 Rare Chlorinated Organic Compounds . 8 Inorganic Chlorine Gases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52 54 55 56 56 57 58 58 4 Moderately Reactive Compounds (Lifetimes of 1–10 Years) . . . 4 1,1,1-Trichloroethane (Methylchloroform; CH3CCl3) Chlorodifluoromethane (CHClF2 ; F-22) . . . . Dichlorofluoromethane (CHCl2F ; F-21) . . . .
1979; Andrea 1991; Rudolph et al. 1995). Measurements taken in Beijing in 1985 and 1986 showed typical monthly average concentrations of 720–1250 pptv, which are substantially higher than background levels, of around 600 pptv, at similar latitudes. Low-temperature coal burning may be the source of this excess, but on a global scale this source is likely to be small. Certain fungi can also produce CH3Cl in significant quantities. 3 Tg/yr (Cowan et al. 1973; White 1982 a, b; Harper 1985; and David Harper’s unpublished data 1997 communicated to the author).
Fabian Fig. 12. Vertical distribution of ozone in the Earth’s atmosphere  However, unlike the stratospheric ozone depletion, ozone episodes cause no adverse effect. The phenomenon of springtime tropospheric ozone destruction in the northern polar region is not of global significance but it is puzzling and to date not clearly understood. A new combined BrO–ClO mechanism has been proposed to explain the Arctic ozone episodes  and is claimed to be more efficient than the BrO–BrO mechanism used by Barrie et al.