sulfur hexafluoride


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sulfur hexafluoride

[′səl·fər ¦hek·sə′flu̇r‚īd]
(inorganic chemistry)
SF6 A colorless gas soluble in alcohol and ether, slightly soluble in water, sublimes at -64°C; used as a dielectric in electronics.
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In the future, emissions of halocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride -- a gas used for electrical insulation -- will be controlled by the Kyoto Protocol.
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Gases such as sulfur hexafluoride and dinitrogen monoxide, which respectively have 20,000 and 300 times more global warming effects than CO2, will be monitored at the meteorological observatory in Minamitori Island, Japan's easternmost island, and the atmospheric environment observatory in Ofunato, Iwate Prefecture, according to agency officials.
The InfraRan, a portable mid-infrared specific vapor analyzer, performs easy, onsite, real-time, precise measurement of sulfur hexafluoride ([SF.
Like-wise, if concerns about the global warming potential of sulfur hexafluoride [discussed later in this article] are addressed in a regulatory scheme, DoD must be prepared to make investments that ensure its mission capabilities are maintained.
During the runs, the scientists continuously fed a nonreactive tracer gas, sulfur hexafluoride, to the buses' exhaust systems.
Greenhouse gases would be defined as carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride.
The gases in question--hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulfur hexafluoride (S[F.
2] but five other greenhouse gases as well: methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride.
The gases covered by the bill are six gases required by the Kyoto Protocol for reduction, namely CO2, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs), perfluorocarbons (PFCs) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6).