The typical air-conditioned car carries two to three pounds of chlorofluorocarbons
as a refrigerant, commonly called R12.
Pollutants, especially chlorofluorocarbons
, bind strongly to cold surfaces.
15 to 17, also marked the 10th anniversary of the original international treaty to phase out ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons
Commonly known as CFCs, chlorofluorocarbons
are the coolant material essential to many air conditioning systems in use today.
and other pollutants in the atmosphere attack ozone molecules around the globe, wreaking the greatest havoc near the poles, where air temperatures are lowest.
won for its 10-year development of a process to make sheets of polystyrene foam that employs carbon dioxide instead of hydrocarbons or ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbons
Although almost one-quarter could explain correctly how chlorofluorocarbons
were believed to contribute to the thinning of stratospheric ozone, only about half of these adults could describe reasonably well where in the atmosphere this thinning is taking place.
The propellants used in traditional MDI's are chlorofluorocarbons
manufacturers ceased production of chlorofluorocarbons
(CFCs) for domestic consumption in all but a few "essential" uses, such as rocket motor manufacturing.
17, 1998--The United States Environmental Protection Agency announced today that it has filed Administrative Complaints against seven companies in the Southeast as part of a nationwide enforcement initiative under the Federal Clean Air Act as it pertains to the use of chlorofluorocarbons
The protocol and its subsequent amendments are gradually weaning the world from a half century of reliance on chlorofluorocarbons
(CFCs) and other halocarbons.
An EPA Administrative Penalty Order alleged that the company failed to use certified technicians and failed to use proper recycling or recovery equipment when handling refrigerants containing chlorofluorocarbons