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Main Title Chemical technology and economics in environmental perspectives. Task 1 Technical alternatives to selected chlorofluorocarbon uses.
Author Gruntfest, Irving J. ; Lapp, Thomas W. ; Hennon, G. Joe ; Gadberry, Howard M. ; Smith, Ivan C. ; Lawrence., Kathryn
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Gruntfest, Irving J.
CORP Author Midwest Research Institute
Publisher Prepared for Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1976
Report Number EPA-560/1-76-002; EPA-68-01-3201
Stock Number PB-251 146
OCLC Number 11526729
Subjects Environmental chemistry ; Chlorofluorocarbons
Additional Subjects Environmental chemistry ; Chlorofluorocarbons ; Fluorohydrocarbons ; Environmental impacts ; Air pollution ; Economics ; Dichlorodifluoromethane ; Aerosols ; Refrigerants ; Blowing agents ; Foaming agents ; Cleaning agents ; Chemical properties ; Polyurethanes ; Solvents ; Desiccants ; Ozone ; Atmospheric chemistry ; Hazardous materials ; Air conditioning ; Propellants ; Cellular plastics ; Stratosphere ; Methane/chloro-trifluoro ; Ethane/trichloro-trifluoro ; Freons
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EJBD  EPA 560-1-76-002 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 04/29/2015
EKBD  EPA-560/1-76-002 Research Triangle Park Library/RTP, NC 08/29/2017
ELBD ARCHIVE EPA 560-1-76-002 Received from HQ AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 10/04/2023
ESAD  EPA 560-1-76-002 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB-251 146 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 223 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm.
The purpose of this study was to identify technically feasible substitute chemicals and/or alternative methods of delivering the goods and services presently provided through the use of the five commercial chlorofluorocarbons FC-11, -12, -13, -113, and -114. This study did not involve an assessment of the risks associated with environmental discharge of these chemicals. For the purposes of this study, recovery and/or recycling were not to be considered as eligible alternatives. Four categories currently account for 99% of the usage of these compounds. These areas are: refrigeration and air conditioning, aerosol propellants, plastic foam blowing agents, and cleaning and drying applications. In addition to these four areas, the Rankine Cycle engine was considered as it appears to have potential for expanding future consumption of chlorofluorocarbons. Limited evaluations were made on the direct economic consequences which could result from a reduction or elimination of chlorofluorocarbon consumption in each of the current use areas.
"February 1976." Includes bibliographical references.