chlorofluorocarbon


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chlorofluorocarbon

Chem any of various gaseous compounds of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, used as refrigerants, aerosol propellants, solvents, and in foam: some cause a breakdown of ozone in the earth's atmosphere

chlorofluorocarbon

[¦klȯr·ə¦flu̇r·ə‚kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
A compound consisting of chlorine, fluorine, and carbon; has the potential to destroy ozone in the stratosphere. Abbreviated CFC. Also known as fluorochlorocarbon.
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The CFC Phaseout: With the production of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) scheduled to end soon, building owners and managers are faced with a difficult choice: to retain existing chillers that use CFCs, retrofit them to use an alternative refrigerant, or purchase entirely new equipment.
The firm's products use no chlorofluorocarbons and are actuated by heat sources such as gas, solar or waste heat.
These humanmade chemicals include chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), and other perfluorinated compounds (PFCs).
the first speaker, presented a series of charts which explained the current replacement for different chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) used in air conditioning equipment.
Volcanoes belch an impressive array of organic chemicals into the air, but ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are an insignificant part of that mix, a new study finds.
Years before the media turned its cameras on stories about the dangers of electromagnetic radiation, the presence of lead in water and paint, indoor air quality and chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), professional property managers began educating themselves about the issues.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), for example, have been widely used in the electronics industry as a cleaning and degreasing agent in manufacturing and reconditioning equipment.
The observation, reported this week at a meeting of the American Geophysical Union in San Francisco, demonstrates the success of the Montreal Protocol, a 1987 treaty that forced countries to curb their use of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and other ozone-destroying compounds.
10 /PRNewswire/ -- Mercedes-Benz, which last April became the first company to offer production cars with air conditioning systems free of ozone-depleting compounds, is continuing the phaseout of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) across its full model line.
Carbon monoxide makes it harder for the atmosphere to: cleanse itself of chlorofluorocarbons, which chew at Earth's protective ozone layer.
Beclomethasone, an anti-asthmatic drug, will be available in metered dose aerosol inhalers containing 50mcg and 100mcg of the drug, together with a propellant that does not contain any of the chlorofluorocarbons ("CFC's") thought to cause thinning of the earth's ozone layer.
As a heat-transferring fluid, water replaces the chlorofluorocarbons or hydrochlorofluorocarbons typical of ordinary refrigerators (SN: 3/9/96, p.