Industry Prepares for Next Step in HCFC Phaseout
- CHARGING AHEAD. Guay, Steve // Process Cooling & Equipment;Jan2010, p12
The article offers information on the phasing out of the hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) or R22, following a scientific research which shows the refrigerant as an ozone-depleting compound. It states that the R22 refrigerant will become scarce and expensive in the coming years because of the...
- Ozone focus turns to smuggling and hydrocarbons. Bas, Ed // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;11/11/96, Vol. 199 Issue 11, p32
Reports that American production of hydrochlorofluorocarbon- (HCFC) based chemicals looms as a possible blip in upcoming talks on protection of the ozone layer. Current phaseout plan for HCFCs; CFC-12 service demand.
- An international environmental agreement. // Consumers' Research Magazine;Jan1996, Vol. 79 Issue 1, p41
Reports that the signing of an international environmental agreement called the Montreal Protocol in 1995 will end the production of hydrofluorocarbons, the refrigerant used in home and automobile air conditioners. Use of HFC-134a as alternative automotive refrigerant.
- ISSUES RELATED TO ALTERNATIVES TO ODS. // Earth Negotiations Bulletin;7/27/2015, Vol. 19 Issue 109, p5
The article offers information on the Technology and Economic Assessment Panels (TEAPs) report on alternatives for ozone depleting substances including measures of avoiding high global warming potential (GWP) refrigerants, assessing life cycle climate performance, and updated fire prevention.
- GLOSSARY. // Earth Negotiations Bulletin;7/27/2015, Vol. 19 Issue 109, p13
A glossary of acronyms including Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), Hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and Ozone-depleting substances (ODS) is presented.
- GreenChill Expands Supermarket Partners. Powell, Peter // Air Conditioning Heating & Refrigeration News;9/7/2009, Vol. 238 Issue 1, p13
The article reports on the increase of participants of the GreenChill Advanced Refrigeration Partnership program by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the U.S. It notes that the voluntary program intended for supermarkets across the nation aims for the reduction of using...
- The Hole in the Sky. Baker, Linda // E: The Environmental Magazine;Nov/Dec2000, Vol. 11 Issue 6, p34
Examines issues surrounding ozone depletion and global environmental protection. Provisions of the Montreal Protocol of 1987; Explanation for the continued threat to the ozone layer; Overview of the trade of illegal refrigerant; Counter-argument on a claim that agricultural methyl bromide has a...
- Switch from CFC to branded HFA inhalers to boost sales. Buono, Drew // Drug Store News;2/11/2008, Vol. 30 Issue 2, p61
The article reports on the phasing out of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) inhalers in the U.S. The decision resulted from the U.S. participation in the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty to eliminate the production and consumption of ozone-depleting chemicals. Datamonitor stated that the phase...
- Experimental Study of an Automobile Exhaust Heat-Driven Adsorption Air-Conditioning Laboratory Prototype by Using Palm Activated Carbon-Methanol. Leo Sing Lim; Abdullah, Mohammad Omar // HVAC&R Research;Mar2010, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p221
Adsorption air-cooling systems powered by waste heat or solar heat can help to reduce the use of ozone-depleting substances, such as chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydro-chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). In recent years, these systems have faced increasing interest in many fields because they are...