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hydrofluorocarbon

Definitions

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  • n. A haloalkane composed entirely of carbon, hydrogen, and fluorine.

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  • n. a fluorocarbon emitted as a by-product of industrial manufacturing

Etymologies

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hydro- +‎ fluorocarbon

Examples

  • The Shandong Dongyuen, Zhejiang Dongyang and China Fluoro projects, which destroy a potent gas called hydrofluorocarbon-23 and are approved under Kyoto's $2.7 billion Clean Development

    Scientific American

  • The projects destroy powerful greenhouse gases such as hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC-23) and nitrous oxide (N2O), in a trade in carbon offsets under the U.N.-led Kyoto Protocol.

    Reuters: Top News

  • "Some sizable projects have postponed their requests for issuance," Fages said, referring to large, lucrative industrial gas projects that inexpensively destroy potent greenhouse gases such as hydrofluorocarbon-23 (HFC) and nitrous oxide (N2O).

    Reuters: Top News

  • It turns out, though, that these materials contain a particular type of hydrofluorocarbon that happens to be 1,430 times more potent a greenhouse gas than carbon dioxide.

    Your Home's Hidden Environmental Horrors

  • It would take 65 years of greenhouse gases saved by this insulation to offset the damage done by this hydrofluorocarbon, according to Alex Wilson, author of the book Your Green Home and founder of BuildingGreen, an organization that provides green design information.

    Your Home's Hidden Environmental Horrors

  • The fiendish chemical used in air blasters is tetrafluoroethane, a hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) developed to avoid the ozone-depleting effects of chlorofluorocarbons, the more traditional referigerant and propellant chemical compounds.

    Peter Schwartz: His Keyboard Versus the Climate

  • Alex calls out extruded polystyrene (XPS) such as Dow Styrofoam of Owens Corning Foamular, and standard closed-cell spray polyurethane foam (SPF) in particular, for using hydrofluorocarbon

    TreeHugger

  • Most conventional air conditioners and refrigerators achieve cooling through a mechanical vapor compression cycle (VCC) and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants.

    Business Wire Travel News

  • A United Nations investigation into alleged improper claims for hydrofluorocarbon-pollution credits threatens to choke off investment in projects to curb emissions, according to Bill

    ScienceBlogs Channel : Life Science

  • It is equivalent to the production of five billion plastic carrier bags, with the global warming impact of hydrofluorocarbon gases (HFCs) being 3,800 times that of carbon dioxide.

    AustralianIT.com.au | Top Stories

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