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Main Title Technologies for CFC (Chlorofluorocarbons)/Halon Destruction.
Author Dickerman, J. C. ; Emmel, T. E. ; Harris, G. E. ; Hummel., K. E. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Research Triangle Park, NC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Oct 89
Year Published 1989
Report Number DCN-89-239-004-71-05; EPA-68-02-4286; EPA/600/7-89/011;
Stock Number PB90-116955
Additional Subjects Chlorohydrocarbons ; Air pollution control ; Destruction ; Pyrolysis ; Scrubbing ; Oxidation ; Stratosphere ; Environmental surveys ; Forecasting ; Technology utilization ; Halons ; Montreal Protocol ; Pollution regulations ; Air pollution sampling ; Incineration ; Wet methods ; Ozone layer
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Collation 75p
The report presents an overview of the current status of possible technologies used to destroy chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and halons, chemicals implicated in the destruction of the stratospheric ozone layer. The Montreal Protocol, an international treaty to control the production and consumption of these chemicals, allows countries to increase production by the volume of CFCs or halons destroyed, if the destruction technology has been approved by the Parties to the Protocol. The Parties have neither yet approved nor considered possible destruction technologies. The document is the first step in the United States' review of such technologies, and will serve as the basis for additional work in this area. Key findings address the ability of the various technologies to effectively destroy CFCs; the environmental consequences of such destruction; the ability of current emission monitoring systems to verify that the CFCs have indeed been destroyed; the impacts of current regulations on CFC destruction; and the existence of any significant data gaps, along with recommendations of future required work to resolve any unanswered issues resulting from the data gaps.