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 (hī′drō-flo͝or′ə-kär′bən, -flôr′-)
n. Abbr. HFC
Any of a group of organic compounds that contain carbon, fluorine, and hydrogen, used as refrigerants and in other products in place of chlorofluorocarbons.
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Noun1.hydrofluorocarbon - a fluorocarbon emitted as a by-product of industrial manufacturing
fluorocarbon - a halocarbon in which some hydrogen atoms have been replaced by fluorine; used in refrigerators and aerosols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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Hydrofluorocarbon manufacturers including Mexichem Fluor Inc, a unit of Mexichem SAB de CV and Arkema Inc, part of Arkema SA , were part of a coalition that challenged the regulation.
THE Ministry of Municipality and Environment (MME), represented by the Radiation and Chemical Protection Department, in cooperation with the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP), held a briefing on 'Kigali Amendment' on hydrofluorocarbon compounds that cause severe damage to the environment.
The Ministry of Municipality and Environment, represented by the Radiation and Chemical Protection Department, in co-operation with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), held yesterday a briefing on the 'Kigali Amendment' on hydrofluorocarbon compounds that cause severe damage to the environment.
Conventional supermarket refrigeration systems use hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants such as R-404A or R-407A, which have high global warming potentials (GWPs), about 2,100 and 3,900, respectively.
Greenhouse gases are carbon dioxide, methane, nitrous oxide, hydrofluorocarbon, perfluorocompounds, and sulfur hexafluoride.
The Sporlan SER-AA and SER-A valves are ideal for subcritical C02 (R-744) supermarket cases and other small HFC (hydrofluorocarbon) and HCFC (hydrochlorofluorocarbon) applications.
Coke's Chief Executive Muhtar Kent said that the company, which sells everything from soda and juice drinks to water, will replace hydrofluorocarbon, also known as HFC, in its new vending machines and coolers by 2015.
CO2 fridges are far less harmful to the environment than the hydrofluorocarbon units in general use.
Summary: DuPont announced significant progress toward the development and commercialization of a new refrigerant for automotive air conditioning that offers a considerably lower global warming potential than hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) R-134a, which is used today.
The companies based in China will manufacture and distribute hydrofluorocarbon 125 and other fluid blends, which can be used as coolants in air conditioners without depleting the ozone layer.
Also, while a traditional hydrofluorocarbon air conditioner requires a heater core to transform engine heat into warm cabin air, Denso's A/C unit can quickly raise cabin temperature through the heat exchange between the [CO.sub.2] refrigerant and the air, without using engine heat at all.
* Convert to a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC), such as R-134a or HP 62.