Treatment ofCFC and HCFC Emissions from Industrial Refrigerators

EPA Contract Number: 68D00024
Title: Treatment ofCFC and HCFC Emissions from Industrial Refrigerators
Investigators: Kaschemekat, J.
Small Business: Membrane Technology and Research Inc.
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: August 1, 1990 through February 1, 1991
Project Amount: $50,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1990) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Air Quality and Air Toxics , SBIR - Air Pollution , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


CFCs emitted as purge streams from large industrial refrig- erators are a considerable environmental problem and an economic loss. Membrane organic vapor recovery systems appear to be able to treat these streams. A membrane unit could recover CFC for reuse in the refrigerator, and produce a CFC-depleted airstream for venting. In the Phase I program, exisling membranes would be fabricated into high pressure modules and evaluated with model CFC/airstreams. In a Phase II program, a laboratory prototype system would be constructed and operated over a range of operating conditions and for sufficient time to demonstrate the unit's reliability.

Supplemental Keywords:

Scientific Discipline, Air, Toxics, Sustainable Industry/Business, Chemical Engineering, air toxics, cleaner production/pollution prevention, Environmental Chemistry, Chemistry, Civil/Environmental Engineering, HCFCs, Civil Engineering, CFCs, Engineering, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, Environmental Engineering, membrane organic vapor recovery system, CFC recovery, stratospheric ozone, hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs), HCFC, HCFC recovery, membrane technology , membranes, recovery, chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), treatment

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