Hydrochlorofluorocarbon


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hydrochlorofluorocarbon

[¦hī·drə¦klȯr·ə′flu̇r·ə‚kär·bən]
(organic chemistry)
A compound composed of hydrogen, chlorine, fluorine, and carbon atoms. Also known as HCFC.
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Hydrochlorofluorocarbon

(HCFC)
Compound commonly used as a refrigerant in compression-cycle mechanical equipment, such as refrigerators, air-conditioners, and heat pumps, or as a blowing agent to produce foam insulation. It is an alternative refrigerant type that has reduced ozone-depleting effects.
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Besides, hydrochlorofluorocarbons, chlorofluorocarbons, carbon tetrachloride, and methyl chloroform are important human-produced ozone-depleting gases that have been used in many applications including refrigeration, air conditioning, foam blowing, cleaning of electronics components and as solvents.
The report broadly segments the market for foam blowing agents based on product type as: Hydrocarbons (HC), Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), Hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), and others (hydrazine, azodicarbonamide, CO2, and water).
He urged the industrialists to join the government's efforts and play their active part in phasing out the environmentally harmful hydrochlorofluorocarbons in order to protect this planet.
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje said the government has decided to set a limit on the import of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), a group of ozone depleting substances (ODS), starting 2013.
MEPs ask the Commission to prepare a revision of regulations on fluorinated gases and to make proposals to reduce without delay the production and consumption of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and to recover and destroy stratospheric ozone-depleting GHGs in discarded products and equipment.
Delhaize has also set a goal of zero emissions from refrigerants by 2020 and is switching from the use of chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons to ozone-friendly hydrofluorocarbons throughout its operating companies.
Utilizing thermo-electronic technology, it eliminates the need for ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons. Further, with the exception of a built-in fan, the series uses no moving parts, guaranteeing far less vibration known to damage wine--and very little maintenance.
DuPont is advocating acceleration of the phase-out of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).
Because hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)--which are used in commercial refrigeration equipment--play a role in depleting the ozone layer, the United States is phasing out their consumption by first limiting and then ending their production and import.
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).
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.
Despite using new environmentally friendly HCFC-free (hydrochlorofluorocarbons) technology, the company's ACFoam nail base products have not increased in price, and there has not been any changes in performance, Bertram says.