chlorofluorocarbon


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chlo·ro·fluor·o·car·bon

 (klôr′ō-flo͝or′ō-kär′bən, -flôr′-)
n. Abbr. CFC
Any of various halocarbon compounds consisting of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, once used widely as aerosol propellants and refrigerants. Volatile chlorofluorocarbons are believed to cause depletion of the atmospheric ozone layer.

chlorofluorocarbon

(ˌklɔːrəˌflʊərəʊˈkɑːbən)
n
(Chemistry) chem any of various gaseous compounds of carbon, hydrogen, chlorine, and fluorine, used as refrigerants, aerosol propellants, solvents, and in foam: some cause a breakdown of ozone in the earth's atmosphere. Abbreviation: CFC

chlo•ro•fluor•o•car•bon

(ˌklɔr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈkɑr bən, -ˌflɔr-; ˌkloʊr oʊˌflʊər oʊˈkɑr bən, -ˌfloʊr-)

n.
any of several compounds of carbon, fluorine, chlorine, and hydrogen, used chiefly as refrigerants and formerly as aerosol propellants; implicated in the depletion of atmospheric ozone. Abbr.: CFC
[1945–50]

chlo·ro·fluor·o·car·bon

(klôr′ō-flo͝or′ō-kär′bən)
See under fluorocarbon.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.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"
HCFC, hydrochlorofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon that is replacing chlorofluorocarbon as a refrigerant and propellant in aerosol cans; considered to be somewhat less destructive to the atmosphere
pollutant - waste matter that contaminates the water or air or soil
fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols
Freon - any one or more chlorofluorocarbons (or related compounds) that are used as an aerosol propellant, organic solvent, or refrigerant
greenhouse emission, greenhouse gas - a gas that contributes to the greenhouse effect by absorbing infrared radiation
Translations
clorofluorcarboneto

chlorofluorocarbon

[ˌklɔːrəˌflʊərəˈkɑːbən] Nclorofluorocarbono m

chlorofluorocarbon

[ˌklɔːrəʊˈflʊərəʊkɑːrbən] nchlorofluorocarbone m

chlorofluorocarbon

nChlorfluorkohlenwasserstoff m
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Muscat: An introductory seminar on "Hydrocarbon Gas Technology" was held at the Oman Chamber of Commerce and Industry (OCCI) on Monday to highlight the importance of the use of hydrocarbon gas technology as an alternative to Chlorofluorocarbon Gas, which is used in most air conditioning and refrigeration, heating and other equipment operating under pressure gas systems.
The opening ceremony was sponsored by Mohsen bin Khamis al- Balushi , Advisor of the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, who said that the importance of the seminar is that the use of hydrocarbon gas technology as an alternative to Chlorofluorocarbon Gas is less expensive with less environmental side effects than the use of hydrocarbon gas, pointing out that the international organizations concerned with the environment put 2020 as maximum date for replacing Chlorofluorocarbon Gas with hydrocarbon gas technology.
He noted that according to the UN Environment Programme, chlorofluorocarbon gas should not be used after 2025.
The amendments to the protocol introduce further controls over the production of chlorofluorocarbon among state parties of the Montreal Protocol.
He noted that according to the UN Environment Programe, chlorofluorocarbon gas should not be used after 2025.
Zugibe, chairman and chief executive officer, stated, "Our relationship with DuPont began in early 1997, when we first entered into a contract to perform reclamation of used chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) and hydrochlorofluorocarbon (HCFC) refrigerants for the DuPont Authorized Distributor Network, making DuPont one of our larger customers.
Today marks the 25th anniversary of Federal regulations prohibiting the further use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants in almost all aerosol products manufactured and sold in the United States.
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The Easi-BreatheTM device utilizing chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellants and a range of asthma molecules is on the market in a number of European countries and further product launches are expected throughout 2000 using CFC-free propellants, known as hydrofluoralkanes (HFAs).
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Wolverine will continue to benefit from environmental regulations restricting the availability of chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants and that will eventually lead to replacement or conversion of the global installed base of 130,000 chiller systems.
In addition, the acquisition gives Engelhard a strong presence in the maleic anhydride and chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) replacement markets, as well as unique catalyst manufacturing capabilities, such as organic processing.