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FROM VOLUME 7, NUMBER 7, JULY 1994

PROFESSIONAL PUBLICATIONS... HALOCARBONS: DEGRADATION AND DESTRUCTION

"Tropospheric Degradation Chemistry of HCFC-123 (CF3CHCl2): A Proposed Replacement Chlorofluorocarbon," G.D. Hayman (AEA Consultancy Serv., Harwell Lab., Didcot, Oxon OX11 0RA, UK), M.E. Jenkin et al., Atmos. Environ., 28(3), 421-437, Mar. 1994.

Used kinetic and mechanistic data from laboratory studies to formulate a chemical module of the degradation. The module was incorporated into a 2D model of the global troposphere so that the potential impact of using HCFC-123 can be assessed.


Item #d94jul120

"The Atmospheric Degradation and Impact of 1,1,1,2-Tetrafluoroethane (Hydrofluorocarbon 134a)," J. Franklin (Solvay Res. & Technol., 310 Rue Ransbeek, B-1120 Brussels, Belg.), Chemosphere, 27(8), 1565-1601, Aug. 1993.

A literature review of HFC-134a, a proposed alternative to fully halogenated CFCs. Includes environmental distribution; breakdown mechanisms, kinetics and products; contribution to tropospheric ozone formation and global warming; and removal of degradation products from the atmosphere.

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Item #d94jul121

"Degradation of Methyl Bromide in Anaerobic Sediments," R.S. Oremland (USGS, MS-465, 345 Middlefield Rd., Menlo Park CA 94025), L.G. Miller, F.E. Strohmaier, Environ. Sci. Technol., 28(3), 514-520, Mar. 1994.


Item #d94jul122

"Decomposition of Organohalogen Compounds in Municipal Solid Waste Incineration Plants. Part II: Co-Combustion of CFC Containing Polyurethane Foams," C. Rittmeyer et al.,...W. Vilöhr (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe, POB 36 40, D-76021 Karlsruhe, Ger.), Chemosphere, 28(8), 1455-1465, 1994.

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