Global warming results in the production of several air pollutants like methane, hydro chlorocarbons
, carbon dioxide; while fire causes particulate matter, nitrogen oxides, ozone and sulphur oxides.
Total quantity or scope: The University of East Anglia is looking to purchase a versatile field-deployable GC-Time-of-Flight mass spectrometer (GC-ToF-MS) system for ultra-trace environmental air, water and soil analysis of volatile compounds (boiling point range -140 AC to 300 AC) such as halocarbons (including iodocarbons, bromocarbons, chlorocarbons
, CFCs), sulphur gases (including dimethyl sulphide and carbonyl sulphide), oxygenated and nitrogenated hydrocarbons (including short-chain alcohols, aldehydes, and ketones, alkyl nitrates, and acetonitrile), persistent organic pollutants, primary, secondary and tertiary amines.
They also noted a potential market for carbon dioxide in dry cleaning, where it could replace harmful chlorocarbons
, and as a refrigerant to replace materials more than 1,000 times as potent as greenhouse gases.