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Main Title Aerosol industry success in reducing CFC (Chlorofluorocarbon) propellant usage /
Author Nelson, Thomas P. ; Wevill, S. L.
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Author Title of a Work
Wevill, Sharon L.
Smith, N. Dean.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Research and Development, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1989
Report Number EPA/600/2-89/062; EPA-68-02-4286
Stock Number PB90-143447
Subjects Aerosol propellants ; Chlorofluorocarbons
Additional Subjects Aerosols ; Propellants ; Chlorohydrocarbons ; Air pollution control ; Fluorine ; Solvents ; Flammability ; Containers ; Packaging ; Dispensers ; Chlorofluorocarbons
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NTIS  PB90-143447 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 227 pages ; 28 cm
The two-part report discusses the reduction of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) propellant usage. Part I discusses the U.S. aerosol industry's experience in converting from 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 (e.g., 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.
"N. Dean Smith, project officer." Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "November 1989." "EPA/600/2-89/062." Microfiche.