Reactions of BrO Radicals Relevant to Polar Chemistry

  • G. Le Bras
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 7)

Abstract

The ozone destruction observed at polar sunrise in the lower Arctic atmosphere has been suggested to be linked to catalytic reactions of BrOx (Br, BrO) radicals [Barrie et al., 1988]. The main catalytical cycle was considered to be the following:
$$\frac{{\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {BrO + BrO}& \to &{2Br + {O_2}}\\ {2(Br + O}& \to &{BrO + {O_2})} \end{array}}}{{\begin{array}{*{20}{c}} {net}&{2{O_3}}& \to &{3{O_2}} \end{array}}}{\rm{ }}$$
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Keywords

Combustion Microwave Sulfide DMSO Ozone 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Le Bras
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  1. 1.Laboratoire de Combustion et Systèmés RèactifisCNRSOrléans - Cedex 2France

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