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Environmental Organic Chemistry for Engineers by James G. Speight

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Chapter 8

Environmental Regulations

Abstract

The latter part of the 20th century started with the important realization that all chemicals, especially organic chemicals, can act as environmental pollutants and, in addition, there came the realization that emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) to the atmosphere had either a direct impact or even an indirect impact on the global climate as well as on depletion of the ozone layer. As a result, unprecedented efforts were then made to reduce all global emissions of all chemicals in order to maintain a green perspective. Furthermore, commercial processes have been designed to reduce the direct emissions of organic chemical products ...

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