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see under 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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The task force is being established in recognition of the challenges faced by the current phaseout of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer (Montreal Protocol).
Japan's many CDM projects include the destruction of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HFCs) and other greenhouse chemicals, methane gas capture from Brazilian landfills and Chinese coal mines, and biomass (such as electric power generation from rice husks in Thailand).
According to rules proposed by the EPA to meet the accelerated schedule, production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), carbon tetrachloride and methyl chloroform will be halted in 1996, production of halons in 1994, and production of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) will be phased out by 2030.
It became illegal to release any quantity ofrefrigerant containing chlorofluorcarbons (CFCs) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) into the air.
Utilizing thermo-electronic technology, it eliminates the need for ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons.
The goals are: Expand the use of renewable energy; phase out ozone depleting and global warming potential hydrochlorofluorocarbons including R-22 as refrigerants; reduce greenhouse gas emission levels; optimise energy consumption so every saleable tonne of product is attained within the target level of energy consumption; reduce water consumption; achieve zero lost time accidents and achieve zero cases of non-compliance with
Due to the increased emission of synthetic materials that have been used since the 1930s, particularly hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and carbonate substances, the ozone layer has been corroded and this has resulted in harmful radiation reaching Earth and causing many diseases such as skin cancer, eye diseases and immune deficiency.
Keeping food cold but easily accessible is a resource-intensive undertaking, involving electricity, compressor motors, and insulation, as well as gases such as hydrochlorofluorocarbons and hydrofluorocarbons, which contribute to ozone depletion and the greenhouse effect.
in consultation with foam manufacturers who need to change their formulations to accommodate the alternative blowing agents that are replacing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).
Although chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are no longer used by the insulation industry, closed-cell materials are typically blown into place with hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), which are also ozone destroying.
HFCs have been adopted as replacements for chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) in refrigerators and in home and automobile air conditioners.
16) launch a national strategy to gradually reduce Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) which cause the depletion of the ozone layer.