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Main Title Control technology overview report : CFC emissions from rigid foam manufacturing : project summary /
Author Wert, K. P. ; Nelson, T. P. ; Quass, J. D.
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Author Title of a Work
Nelson, T. P.
Quass, J. D.
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, Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory,
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA/600/S 2-88/003; EPA 600-2-88-003; EPA-68-02-3994
Stock Number PB88-160379
Subjects Chlorofluorocarbons--Environmental aspects ; Plastic foams industry--Environmental aspects
Additional Subjects Foam rubber ; Manufacturing ; Halohydrocarbons ; Ozone ; Air pollution control ; Stationary sources ; Rigid foams ; Chlorofluorocarbons ; Stratospheric ozone
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-160379 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 3 pages ; 28 cm
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, replacement 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, polystyrene, polyethylene, polypropylene, polyvinyl chloride, 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.
"January 1988." "EPA/600/2-88/003."