hydrochlorofluorocarbon

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hy·dro·chlor·o·fluor·o·car·bon

 (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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He said that after successfully phasing out the first generation of ODSs in Pakistan as a part of global efforts to mitigate climate change the country is now in the process of phasing out HCFCs altogether.
While further explaining further contribution of Pakistan, Mushahidullah Khan said that after successfully phasing out the first generation of ODSs in Pakistan as a part of global efforts to mitigate climate change the country was now in the process of phasing out HCFCs altogether.
The project main target is to phase-down and ultimately phase-out the use in Iran of HCFCs to comply with the Montreal Protocols controlling targets through a harmonized national strategy.
From 2011, he said, the Ministry of Climate Change was phasing out Hydro chlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), adding that there was no indigenous production of HCFCs and Pakistan was importing ODS to meet the industrial requirements.
Customs officers industrialists importers of HCFCs Plant Protection Department Sindh Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) academia and NGOs attended the event.
Not only will the mandate reduce emissions coming from leakage and stockpiles of the refrigerants due to decreased production, but also encourage the use of leak detection, recycling, and reuse of HCFCs that will reduce the carbon footprint of U.
HCFCs, while a better alternative to CFCs or chlorofluorocarbons, are compounds, gases or liquids, that hurt the ozone layer that prevents direct exposure of human to harmful ultraviolet radiation from the sun.
In 1993, the EPA established the phase-out framework and the "worst-first" approach that focused first on HCFC-22, HCFC-141b, and HCFC-142b because these three HCFCs have the highest ozone depletion potential of all HCFCs.
Under the Montreal Protocol, an import and production ban on HCFC-22 will take effect in the US in 2020, and all HCFCs will fall under the ban beginning in 2030.
We are working in line with customs and other authorities to monitor imports of HCFCs.
The workshop discussed the removal of HCFCs and the quota system in the Kingdom of Bahrain, as part of the Kingdom of Bahrain's obligations towards the Montreal Protocol namely curbing, restricting the importing of HCFCs or rather R-22 substance which used in cooling and air-conditioning systems in the Kingdom.
The Philippine official said the import restrictions on HCFCs is pursuant to the Montreal Protocol on substances that deplete the ozone layer, to which the Philippines is a signatory.