from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A trademark used for a variety of nonflammable gaseous or liquid fluorinated hydrocarbons employed primarily as working fluids in refrigeration and air conditioning and as aerosol propellants.
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- proper n. Any of several non-flammable refrigerants based on halogenated hydrocarbon including R-12, R-22, and R23.
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- n. any one or more chlorofluorocarbons (or related compounds) that are used as an aerosol propellant, organic solvent, or refrigerant
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He described the incident as a "habitability" issue for plant employees because of the escaping refrigerant Freon, which is being released out of the building through the plant's ventilation system.
"Freon" (refrigerant of any kind) is NOT a good choice for inflating a tire either.
They use electric power to compress a refrigerant such as Freon, and when the refrigerant expands, it cools the surrounding air.
It might also prompt students to move to inhalants such as Freon or household cleaners, which are equally dangerous and will not show up on the screening.
In 1974 Mario Molina and Sherwood Rowland showed that chlorine compounds formed by the photochemical decomposition of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC or "Freon" gases) could decompose the stratospheric ozone.
These two tubes do not move air; instead, they move a gas refrigerant (such as Freon) that carries the heat between the indoor and outdoor coils.
Called "huffing" or "dusting," it delivers a concentration of gas, such as Freon, that replaces oxygen in the lungs.
"He said, 'Freon's been banned for environmental reasons.'
Know who lead the charge, a company who made Freon but couldn't make any real profits with it.
Remember the ban on ozone depleting substances, Freon?
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