News tagged with chlorine

Key compound of ozone destruction detected

For the first time, KIT scientists have successfully measured in the ozone layer the chlorine compound ClOOCl which plays an important role in stratospheric ozone depletion. The doubts in the established models of polar ozone ...

dateJul 22, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Open Lid Reveals Mercury

( -- Mercury, the silvery liquid formerly used in thermometers, is now known to be highly toxic. The worst of the toxins are organic mercury compounds, such as methylmercury. Most previous analytical procedures ...

dateOct 15, 2009 in Analytical Chemistry
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Toward the design of greener consumer products

So you're a manufacturer about to introduce a new consumer product to the marketplace. Will that product or the manufacture of the product contribute to global warming through the greenhouse effect?

dateSep 16, 2009 in Other
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Chemists discover ozone-boosting reaction

( -- Burning of fossil fuels pumps chemicals into the air that react on surfaces such as buildings and roads to create photochemical smog-forming chlorine atoms, UC Irvine scientists report in a new study.

dateJul 20, 2009 in Environment
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