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 (hī′drə-klôr′ə-flo͝or′ə-kär′bən, -flôr′-)
n. Abbr. HCFC
Any of a group of organic compounds that contain carbon, chlorine, fluorine, and hydrogen, used as refrigerants and in other products in place of chlorofluorocarbons.
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Noun1.hydrochlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon that is replacing chlorofluorocarbon as a refrigerant and propellant in aerosol cans; considered to be somewhat less destructive to the atmosphere
CFC, chlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans; "the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone"
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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.
Honeywell is helping companies realise genuine business benefits from phasing out and removing the hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerant R-22 from their refrigeration and air conditioning plants ahead of regulatory requirements.
The objective of the project is to change the country s industrial refrigeration scene, which heavily depends on hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC-22), a refrigerant gas that depletes the ozone layer and contributes to climate change.
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Another alternative, R22, a hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC), isn't supply limited, the company says, but there are performance limitations in some applications and a possible tax looming on the horizon because of its chlorine content.
household refrigerators would allow, for the first time, use of a hydrocarbon refrigerant as a substitute for hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-based refrigerants now widely used in the U.
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