chlorofluorocarbons

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chlorofluorocarbons

A range of compounds, composed of chlorine, fluorine, carbon and hydrogen, used as aerosol propellants and refrigerants. CFCs have become discredited because of their effect on the ozone layer.

chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs)

greenhouse gases. Compounds which contain chlorine, fluorine and carbon often together with hydrogen, used for the manufacture of solvents, aerosols, refrigerants and plastic foams; they cause ozone depletion in the stratosphere and absorb long-wave radiation.
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The climate change minister also highlighted that phasing out HCFCs from major industrial concerns in Pakistan was less complex, but the difficult part lies ahead, which is phasing out HCFCs from smaller enterprises and the servicing sector.
Technology transfer through conversion projects in HCFC-consuming sectors including projects in residential-air conditioners, foam and refrigeration sectors and providing training in the servicing sector resulting in the phase-out of about 164 ODP tons of HCFCs.
Detailed discussions were held on the HCFCs control and role of customs to curb illegal trade was also discussed.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources-Environmental Management Bureau (DENR-EMB) has set a target to reduce by 10 percent HCFC importation by January.
The shift away from HCFC is expected to hit business, but to ease the transition the United Nations Environment Programme (Unep) and United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (Unido) will provide more than $3 million to Bahrain to ease the economic burden.
Of these HCFCs, Paje said the DENR will prioritise the phase-out of HCFC-141b because it has the most ozone-depleting potential.
HCFCs are mild Ozone Depleting Substances as compared to CFCs.
A-Gas is also offering a reclaimed HCFCs service to ease users through the next stage of the phase out, when HCFCs will be banned in 2015.
A-Gas (UK) says it is geared up to help ease businesses through the transition to non-ODP refrigerants by offering a wide range of genuine reclaimed HCFCs.
The EPA proposed new rules to limit emissions of hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) (73 FR 78680) and ban the sale or distribution of precharged equipment containing HCFCs (73 FR 78705).
HCFCs are significantly less ozone depleting than chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), the original products they were designed to replace.