||Manual for Non-CFC Aerosol Packaging: Conversion from CFC to Hydrocarbon Propellants.
Adams, K. M. ;
Hummel, K. E. ;
Nelson, T. P. ;
Wevill., S. L. ;
||Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Ultraviolet radiation ;
Air pollution control ;
||Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy.
||The report provides technical assistance to aerosol product marketers and fillers in other nations now faced with eliminating chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) under the terms of the Montreal Protocol. It addresses the issues of hydrocarbon propellant supply, product reformulation, equipment conversion, and safety concerns for both the manufacturing plants and the aerosol products themselves. Because stratospheric ozone provides protection from biologically damaging ultraviolet-B radiation, and because CFCs have been strongly implicated in the thinning of the Earth's stratospheric ozone layer, there is an urgent need to eliminate production and use of the CFCs. In the U.S., CFCs were banned for use as propellants from nearly all aerosol products as early as 1978. In place of the CFC propellants, liquified hydrocarbons such as propane, n-butane, and isobutane were found to be acceptable substitutes for most aerosol products.
||Sponsored by Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
|NTIS Title Notes
||Final rept. Dec 90-Jul 91.
||PC A10/MF A03