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4 km, while a sample taken at 20 km was already below the detection limit (Fig. 17). CF 3Br was first measured in the atmosphere by Penkett et al. [Ill]. Its present abundance of about 1 pptV indicates that the anthropogenic bromine input into the stratosphere is equivalent to about 10% of the natural one. Molina et al.  have investigated the photochemistry of CF3Br. According to this study, it appears that UV photolysis is the main decomposition process in the stratosphere, with long atmospheric lifetimes ranging between 62 and 112 years.
111] concluded that the aluminium industry is likely to be the major source. According to a study of the Hoechst Company , however, the CF 4 production in the electrolytic aluminium reduction furnace is a discontinuous process, restricted to a few minutes per day, as the alumina content of the cell approaches depletion. Thus the global aluminium production between 1950 and 1975 accounts for a total of about 170,000 t of CF 4 , building up only 20% of the present abundance. Carbon tetrafluoride is possibly the most stable fluorocarbon gas.
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