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Main Title Control technology overview report : CFC emissions from rigid foam manufacturing /
Author Wert, K. P.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Nelson, T. P.
Quass, J. D.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA 600-2-88-003
OCLC Number 841807396
Subjects Chlorofluorocarbons--Environmental aspects ; Plastic foams industry--Environmental aspects
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD  EPA 600-2-88-003 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 05/17/2016
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-2-88-003 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
Collation ix, 189 p. : ill., charts ; 28 cm.
"January 1988." Bibliography: p. 186-189.
Contents Notes
The report estimates total chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) emissions from the various rigid foam manufacturing processes and from the foam products themselves, and examines potential methods for reducing these emissions. Options studied include replacement of CFC-blown products with alternative products not requiring CFCs, replacemtn of ozone-depleting CFCs with other chemicals less likely to destroy stratospheric ozone, and recovery/recycle of CFCs released during manufacturing processes. In the production of rigid cellular foams, CFCs are used as physical blowing agents to reduce foam density and impart thermal insulating properties. Such rigid foams include polyurethane, polyisocyanurate, polystyrene, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chlroide, and phenolic foams. Uses of these foams include building insulation, packaging materials, and single-service dinnerware. Depletion of stratospheric ozone through action of halocarbons, particularly CFCs, has been the subject of extensive study and wide debate. Although many uncertainties remain, current scientific evidence strongly suggests that anthropogenic CFCs could contribute to depletion of the stratospheric ozone layer as was first postulated in 1974.