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Institute of Energy and Climate Research

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Important Issues

  • What is the "organic composition" the atmosphere?
  • What are the sources of organic compounds in the atmosphere?
  • How are organic compounds removed from the atmosphere?
  • What intermediates are formed and how do they react?
  • How do organic trace gases affect the balance of free radicals in the atmosphere and thus their own degradation?
  • What impact do organic trace gases or their oxidation products have on the environment?

Benzene mixing ratio