HCFCs


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HCFCs:

see chlorofluorocarbonschlorofluorocarbons
(CFCs), organic compounds that contain carbon, chlorine, and fluorine atoms. CFCs are highly effective refrigerants that were developed in response to the pressing need to eliminate toxic and flammable substances, such as sulfur dioxide and ammonia, in
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Bahrain also plans to reduce HCFCs by 10pc in 2015, by 67.
This is the first stage of China's HCFC production sector phase-out plan, itself part of a larger strategy to completely eliminate the country's production capacity of HCFCs by 2030.
As per the Montreal Protocol, HCFC substances are ozone depleting substances whose manufacturing and consuming should be phased out over the next twenty years.
HCFCs are commonly used as substitutes for CFCs in the foam blowing, refrigeration, fire-extinguishing, solvent and servicing sectors.
HCFCs are mild Ozone Depleting Substances as compared to CFCs.
It restricts the use of ozone-depleting substances, including CFCs and HCFCs.
A Council memorandum explained the decision allows these countries to derogate from EU regulation EC/2037/2000 on substances that deplete the ozone layer, which takes 1999 as the base year for allocating quotas of HCFCs.
The stage for change was set by the 1987 Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer, which identified CFCs and HCFCs as ozone-depleting substances.
HCFCs are used as coolants in such products as air conditioners as foaming agents in refrigerators, in place of CFCs, whose production and consumption have already been banned in developed countries since 1995.
has developed a technique that uses pure carbon dioxide, instead of CFCs and HCFCs, as the propellant, or blowing agent, in the manufacture of polystyrene foam.