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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.
Makide said the survey found that the density of three CFC-alternative gases -- hydrofluorocarbon (HFC)-134a, and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)-141b and HCFC-142b -- was higher at all locations since 1995.
9 percent lower than hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) blowing agents, and equal to carbon dioxide.
One Regulation covers hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) import quotas, amending the reference dates used to calculate quotas.
Description: The Hydrochlorofluorocarbon Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) project seeks to increase environmental sustainability and sustainable development through environmental management, and improvement in capacity for policy and strategy development.
The objective of the Third Ozone Depleting Substances and Hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) Phase-out Project is to support Jordan in its overall efforts to meet its first Montreal Protocol HCFC phase-out obligations between 2013 and 2017, and to strengthen the capacity of responsible government entities to continue to effectively implement the Montreal Protocol.
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.