methyl chloroform


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methyl chloroform

n
(Elements & Compounds) the traditional name for trichloroethane
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This was possible because the amount of methyl chloroform produced was very well known, so measurement of the amount remaining in the atmosphere told us how much must have been removed by OH and so how much OH there must have been to react with it.
Just like the Montreal Protocol that phased out methyl chloroform (CFCs), this amendment (called the Kigali Amendment) to the Montreal Protocol is legally binding.
--Chemical industry that could damage the environment such as Penta chlorophenol, DDT, Dieldrin, chlordane, carbon tetra chloride, CFC, methyl bromide, methyl chloroform, halon, etc.
The Montreal Protocol stipulates that the production and consumption of compounds that deplete ozone in the stratosphere - chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), halons, carbon tetrachloride, and methyl chloroform - are to be phased out by 2000 (2005 for methyl chloroform).
The main factor contributing to the chlorine turnaround was a reduction in the emissions of methyl chloroform, a cleaning solvent.
In its review of flexible polyurethane foam production facilities throughout the country, the EPA found that this industry sector emits the following hazardous air pollutants: methylene chloride, 2,4-toluene diisocyanate, methyl chloroform, methylene diphenyl diisocyanate, propylene oxide, diethanolamine, methyl ethyl ketone, methanol, and toluene.
The downward trend is dominated by methyl chloroform, a relatively short-lived chemical that is expected to vanish from the atmosphere within a decade or so.
* Original Clean Air Act amended; provisions included in Title 6 call for total phase-out of Class I chemicals, including CFCs, carbon tetrachloride and methyl chloroform.
Also being eliminated are three other sources of damage to the ozone: hydrobrominated fluorocarbons, methyl chloroform and carbon tetrachloride (They've all got to go by 1996, just like CFCs).
These include CFCs and methyl chloroform. All of these products are due to be phased out under a series of international environmental accords.