Environmental aspects of Sulphur hexafluoride (SF6)

SF6 (sulphur hexafluoride)

Ecological properties

  • Global Warming Potential (GWP) : 24,900 (100 yr)
  • Lifetime : 3,200 years
  • Air, Henry's law constant (H) : = 452 kPa.m3/mol
  • Water, evaporation, t ½ : = 3,5 hour(s)
  • Conditions : calculated value from mathematical model/river
  • Soil/sediments : Result: non-significant adsorption

Abiotic degradation

  • Air, photolysis, t ½ : >1.000 year(s)
  • Result : non-significant photolysis
  • Water/soil, hydrolysis, t ½ : >1.000 year(s)
  • Result : non-significant hydrolysis
  • Biotic degradation : Result: not applicable (inorganic compound)
  • Potential for bioaccumulation
  • Bioconcentration : Aquatic organisms, BCF = 89
  • Conditions : calculated value
  • Comments : Product is persistent in air as inert form