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Greenhouse Gases

Types of Greenhouse Gases

Carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrogen fluoride carbon (HFCs), phosphorus fluoride carbon (PFCs) and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6), all induce the greenhouse effect.

Carbon Dioxide

When purchasing household appliances, buy products with a high energy efficiency rating. The size of a refrigerator should be selected in accordance with the number of family members. When possible, opt to hand wash clothes. Try to be economical with iron usage. Contemplate whether your household really requires a microwave.

Methane

Carbon dioxide emissions can be greatly reduced by using ones' car more efficiently. Positive steps are: car pooling, using public transportation, buying light-weight vehicles, refraining from idling, maintaining appropriate speeds, and using less air conditioning.

Nitrous Oxide

The radiative compulsory forcing is 0.15W/m2. That is 6% of total greenhouse gases. It is produced from the use of fertilizers and industrial activities.

Freon Gas

Freon gas is mainly used to make: refrigerant material for refrigerators and air conditioners, detergents for non-conductors, and semi-conductors, and just about every spray product. Released Freon gas in the atmosphere stays intact for more than 400 years. Moreover, it's heat absorption rate is 16 thousand times that of carbon dioxide.

Recently, because of the limitations of Freon, alternative products and their effects on global warming must be considered.

Hydrogen Fluoride Carbon and Phosphorus Fluoride Carbon

Hydrogen fluoride carbon and phosphorus fluoride carbon have been developed as alternatives for Freon gas used for: refrigerant materials, fire extinguishers, explosion-proof substances, sprayable liquids, solvent uses and blowing agents. Another chemical, sulfur hexafluoride, keeps increasing in worldwide usage for gas circuit breakers, fire extinguishers, and explosion-proof substances. These gases are the substances needed for fundamental reductions. of the greenhouse effect.

The emission rate of carbon dioxide is the highest among all greenhouse gases. Methane and nitrous oxide nitrogen are impossible to control and originate from the natural world. However, carbon dioxide, which is becoming a major factor of global warming, is possible to control artificially. After studying a carbon dioxide sample from a South Pole glacier ice pillar South Pole glacier, it was found that the change of carbon dioxide concentration is proportional to temperature.