perfluorocarbon

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per·fluor·o·car·bon

 (pər-flo͝or′ə-kär′bən, -flôr′-)
n. Abbr. PFC
Any of a set of inert liquid or gaseous organic compounds that contain only carbon and fluorine and may be used as refrigerants and in other products in place of chlorocarbons. Perfluorocarbons are greenhouse gases.

perfluorocarbon

(pəˌflʊərəʊˈkɑːbən)
n
(Chemistry) chem a fluorocarbon consisting only of fluorine and carbon atoms
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Noun1.perfluorocarbon - a powerful greenhouse gas emitted during the production of aluminum
fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
greenhouse emission, greenhouse gas - a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
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Emirates Global Aluminium (EGA) has signed an agreement with the University of New South Wales for continued research on the reduction of perfluorocarbons emissions, after the company achieved a record low in 2017.
The Kyoto Protocol covers three families of fluorinated gases: hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC) and sulphur hexafluoride (SF6).
Washington, Mar 24 (ANI): A recent study found that higher levels of perfluorocarbons (PFCs) in the body are associated with increased odds of having experienced menopause in women between 42 and 64 years old.
The new decision adapts these data taking into account that the revised ETS Directive (2008/101/EC) covers additional industrial sectors (bulk production of organic chemical substances, hydrogen, ammonia and aluminium) plus additional greenhouse gases, such as nitrous oxide from the production of nitric and adipic acid and perfluorocarbons from the aluminium sector.
Some are using perfluorocarbons, which can carry both oxygen and carbon dioxide, while others are trying to convert stem cells into type-O-negative red blood cells.
VCU is nationally recognized for its research in groundbreaking work using perfluorocarbons (PFCs); applications of perfluorocarbons include eye surgery, imaging, liquid ventilation, artificial blood and treatment of decompression sickness, as well as various other non-medical applications.
EPA's final determination will subject emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), methane (CH4), nitrous oxide (N2O), hydrofluorocarbons (HFC), perfluorocarbons (PFC), and sulfur hexafluoride (SF6) to the regulatory and permit requirements of the Clean Air Act (CAA).
2], methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons and sulfur hexafluoride--are air pollutants as defined by the Clean Air Act.
F2 Chemicals, based in Preston, Lancashire, has sophisticated fluorine technologies, including electrolytic process for producing fluorine and cobalt-fluoride-based process for producing perfluorocarbons.
The leading greenhouse gases released in the United States are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbons, perfluorocarbons, and sulfur hexafluoride.
The invisible test gas, known as perfluorocarbons (PFCs), will be released about 50 times over the next four to six weeks under different weather conditions.
The product is based on a blend of medical grade perfluorocarbons (PFC), which are not drugs, but act as gas carriers.