[ US /kɫɔɹoʊˌfɫɔɹoʊˈkɑɹbɑn/ ]
a fluorocarbon with chlorine; formerly used as a refrigerant and as a propellant in aerosol cans
the chlorine in CFCs causes depletion of atmospheric ozone
How To Use chlorofluorocarbon In A Sentence
- Water vapour, carbon dioxide, ozone, methane, nitrous oxide, and the chlorofluorocarbons are known as Greenhouse Gases.
- A product claims it doesn’t contain chlorofluorocarbons, but CFCs are prohibited by law .. Eco friend or foe—can you tell the difference?
- Chlorofluorocarbons were developed and used as refrigerants, blowing agents for polyurethane foam, and propellants in spray cans.
- Oakhurst became the first major company in the region to use non-chlorofluorocarbon refrigerants in all of its fleet.
- A list of 33 hydrochlorofluorocarbons was annexed to the protocol at the London meeting.
- The Institute carried out alternatives assessments on one product based on n-propyl bromide (nPB), a product based on a volatile methyl siloxane (VMS), and two hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFCs). Alternatives for significant uses of perchloroethylene in Massachusetts
- Refrigerators and freezers more than five years old contain gases known as chlorofluorocarbons which damage the ozone layer.
- For example, chlorofluorocarbons have been used in the second half of the 20th century as nonflammable refrigerants, industrial solvents, foaming agents, and aerosol propellants.
- In 1974 Mario Molina and Sherwood Rowland showed that chlorine compounds formed by the photochemical decomposition of chlorofluorocarbons (CFC or "Freon" gases) could decompose the stratospheric ozone. The Nobel Prize in Chemistry 1995 - Presentation Speech
- Do any of your product, equipment or service utilize a Chlorofluorocarbon CFC?