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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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Turbella said the national government is now concentrating on the phase-out of HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbons).
'The Department of Environment (DoE) has already prepared the HCFC Phase-out Management Plan 2018 (Stage-II) with support from UNDP Bangladesh,' DoE Additional Director General Quazi Sarwar Imtiaz Hashmi told newsmen recently.
GeneralGas experience at your Service GeneralGas has experienced in the last two decades wide regulatory and technical expertise to drive the transition from HCFCs to HFCs first and nowadays from HFCs to Low GWP HFOs.
Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and their alternatives such as hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) are generally used as refrigerants and aerosol propellants because of their first-rate characteristics (Xiang et al., 2014).
He said that although Pakistan does not manufacture any of the Ozone Depleting Substances, the country has a strict regulatory regime to check imports of these substances, with a system of licensing and quotas for import of HCFCs in place.
'In phase-I of the Hydrofluorocarbons Phase-Out Management Plan (HPMP), we have almost phased out HCFCs from all our major foam industry.
"It is great pride for Pakistan that at the 76th meeting of the Executive Committee of the Multilateral Fund held 9-13 May, 2016 in Montreal, the second stage of the HCFC Phase-out Management Plan for Pakistan was approved with a total funding of US$ 5.68 million.
Issues like implementation of 2012 HS Codes for HCFCs and data feeding in Web Based One Customs (WeBOC) system in customs to automatically control the imports of HCFC were also discussed on the occasion.
By limiting and ultimately eliminating the amount of HCFCs that are produced, the EPA hopes the price of less sustainable options will increase, incentivizing commercial consumers to upgrade their equipment to more environmentally friendly cooling systems.
The World Bank's Global Environment Coordination and its Ozone Operations Resource Group have been studying alternatives for CFCs and HCFCs including those used as halons, solvents, aerosols, refrigerants, mobile air-conditioning, foam blowing and chemical production.
"We are working in line with customs and other authorities to monitor imports of HCFCs.
"We are working in line with customs and other authorities to monitor imports of HCFCs. We understand why it would happen as 75 per cent of HCFCs are used for air conditioning, which is needed in this part of the world."