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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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The Parties to the Montreal Protocol agreed under the Decision XIX/6 on the "Adjustment to the Montreal Protocol with regard to Annex C, Group I substances (HCFCs)" to "accelerate the phase-out of production and consumption of the hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs)", and the Article 5 (A5) countries have been requested by the ExCom to adopt a staged approach to the implementation of their HCFC Phase-out Management Plans (HPMP).
16 (BNA): The Supreme Council for the Environment (SCE) today launched the national strategy to gradually reduce Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) which cause the depletion of the ozone layer.
Q Duct does not emit volatile organic compounds (VOCs) or toxic gases and contains no microfibers, chlorofluorocarbons (CFC) or hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCF).
She noted that there is cooperation between Kuwait's Environment Public Authority and the organization to gradually eradicate of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) until 2018.
In particular, the acidspar industry faces uncertainty from growing regulation of fluorocarbons such as hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) and hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) for use in refrigerants, propellants and other non-feedstock applications.
In January this year, he said, Pakistan had achieved the 10 percent reduction target of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).
Caption: The SciSat-1 measures global ozone processes as well as data on banned ozone-depleting substances like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).
The Montreal Protocol of 1986 initiated a global plan to phase-out chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are found in aerosols, and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs).
It began trying to rid Bahrain of Hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs) last year and has limited the number of licensed importers to 12, Supreme Council for the Environment chief executive Dr Adel Al Zayani was quoted as saying in the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
Produced mostly in developed countries, HFCs replaced chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), that were phased out under the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer.
It also aims to transfer environment-friendly technology into the Kingdom, the minister added, noting the national strategy for phasing out hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), which cause ozone depletion.
Qatar's total consumption of ozone depleting substances surged 43% to 2,027 metric tonnes (MT) in 2010 mainly due to a three-fold rise in hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC), official figures show.