Microbial cycling of methyl bromide

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Edited by: M.E. Lidstrom and F.R. Tabita

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Abstract

Environmental concern about brominated halocarbons like methyl bromide (MeBr) is focused on their potential to destroy stratospheric ozone. Photocatalysis of MeBr and other halocarbons in the stratosphere results in the liberation of reactive CI and Br atoms. Because Br atoms are perhaps as much as 100-fold more efficient at attacking ozone than are CI atoms, bromine’s lower abundance is partly compensated for by its higher reactivity.

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Publication type Book chapter
Publication Subtype Book Chapter
Title Microbial cycling of methyl bromide
DOI 10.1007/978-94-009-0213-8_41
Year Published 1996
Language English
Publisher Kluwer
Publisher location Netherlands
Contributing office(s) Toxic Substances Hydrology Program, National Research Program - Western Branch
Description 8 p.
Larger Work Type Book
Larger Work Title Microbial growth on C1 compounds
First page 310
Last page 317