Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6): Global Environmental Effects and Toxic Byproduct Formation

  title={Sulfur Hexafluoride (SF6): Global Environmental Effects and Toxic Byproduct Formation},
  author={Constantine T. Dervos and Panayota Vassiliou},
  journal={Journal of the Air \& Waste Management Association},
  pages={137 - 141}
  • C. Dervos, P. Vassiliou
  • Published 1 January 2000
  • Environmental Science
  • Journal of the Air & Waste Management Association
ABSTRACT This work provides information concerning possible global environmental implications and personnel safety aspects that should be considered during the commercial uses of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). SF6 is an anthropogenically produced compound, mainly used as a gaseous dielectric in gas insulated switchgear power installations. It is a potent greenhouse gas with a high global warming potential, and its concentration in the earth atmosphere is rapidly increasing. During its working cycle… 
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