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Title: Greenhouse Gas Reductions: SF6

Abstract

Argonne National Laboratory is leading the way in greenhouse gas reductions, particularly with the recapture and recycling of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). SF6 is a gas used in industry as an anti-arcing agent. It is an extremely potent greenhouse gas — one pound of SF6 is equivalent to 12 tons of carbon dioxide. While the U.S. does not currently regulate SF6 emissions, Argonne is proactively and voluntarily recovering and recycling to reduce SF6 emissions. Argonne saves over 16,000 tons of SF6 from being emitted into the atmosphere each year, and by recycling the gas rather than purchasing it new, we save taxpayers over $208,000 each year.

Authors:
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Argonne National Lab. (ANL), Argonne, IL (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1045465
Resource Type:
Multimedia
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; ARGONNE NATIONAL LABORATORY; LAB; GREENHOUSE; GAS; SULFUR HEXAFLUORIDE; SF6; GREEN; ENVIRONMENT; GREENLAB; INITIATIVE; SUSTAINABILITY; GREG BARRETT; SECRETARY CHU; DOE; DIANA ANDERSON

Citation Formats

Anderson, Diana. Greenhouse Gas Reductions: SF6. United States: N. p., 2012. Web.
Anderson, Diana. Greenhouse Gas Reductions: SF6. United States.
Anderson, Diana. Fri . "Greenhouse Gas Reductions: SF6". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1045465.
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abstractNote = {Argonne National Laboratory is leading the way in greenhouse gas reductions, particularly with the recapture and recycling of sulfur hexafluoride (SF6). SF6 is a gas used in industry as an anti-arcing agent. It is an extremely potent greenhouse gas — one pound of SF6 is equivalent to 12 tons of carbon dioxide. While the U.S. does not currently regulate SF6 emissions, Argonne is proactively and voluntarily recovering and recycling to reduce SF6 emissions. Argonne saves over 16,000 tons of SF6 from being emitted into the atmosphere each year, and by recycling the gas rather than purchasing it new, we save taxpayers over $208,000 each year.},
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year = {Fri Apr 20 00:00:00 EDT 2012},
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