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Main Title Aerosol industry success in reducing CFC propellant usage /
Author Nelson, T. P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Wevill, Sharon L.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1990
Report Number EPA/600-S2-89-062
OCLC Number 621117723
Subjects Aerosol propellants. ; Chlorofluorocarbons.
Internet Access
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EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-S2-89-062 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/17/2018
EJBD  EPA 600-S2-89-062 In Binder Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 10/31/2018
EKBD  EPA-600/S2-89-062 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 10/24/2017
Collation 4 pages ; 28 cm
Caption title. "Feb. 1990." At head of title: Project summary. Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "EPA/600-S2-89-062."
Contents Notes
"Part I of this report discusses the U.S. aerosol industry's experience In converting from chlorofluorocarbon(CFC) propellants to alternative aerosol formulations. Detailed examples of non-CFC formulations are provided for 28 categories of aerosol products. Hydrocarbon propellants, which cost less than CFCs, are most often selected as the propellants of choice unless special properties such as increased solvency or reduced flammability are needed. Dimethyl ether Is the next most preferred CFC alternative, although it is flammable and a strong solvent. Carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, and nitrogen are inexpensive and widely available, but have been underused as aerosol propellants. Special equipment is often needed to add them to the aerosol containers. A variety of alternative aerosol packaging forms are discussed in Part II, with special focus on those most like regular aerosols In characteristics. Advantages and draw backs of several types of alternative dispensing devices are discussed in detail and examples are provided of the types of consumer products which have successfully utilized these alternatives."