Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus.
Related to hydrochlorofluorocarbons: HCFCs


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
..... Click the link for more information.
The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia™ Copyright © 2013, Columbia University Press. Licensed from Columbia University Press. All rights reserved. www.cc.columbia.edu/cu/cup/
References in periodicals archive ?
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.
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.
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.
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.
in consultation with foam manufacturers who need to change their formulations to accommodate the alternative blowing agents that are replacing hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).