||Evaluation of Containment and Control Options for Methyl Bromide in Commodity Treatment.
DeWolf, G. B. ;
Harrison, M. R. ;
||Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Air pollution abatement ;
Agricultural products ;
Agricultural chemistry ;
Air pollution control ;
Stationary sources ;
Activated carbon ;
Methyl bromide ;
Agricultural commodity treatment ;
Air pollution control technology
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Methyl bromide (MeBr), with the chemical formula CH3Br, also called bromomethane, is listed by the 1991 Montreal Protocol as an ozone depleting chemical similar to the other halogenated hydrocarbons such as the chloro-fluorocarbons (CFCs). The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) regulations authorized by the Clean Air Act (CAA) call for a phaseout of MeBr by the year 2001. MeBr is widely used in United States agriculture as a fumigant. This study has gathered preliminary data that can be used to determine if some of the essential agricultural commodity fumigation applications for MeBr could be continued by the use of some emission control methods on those commodity fumigation applications.