Fact Sheets

01.02.2016

Trifluoroacetic Acid and Hydrofluorocarbons – HFCs – or Hydrofluoro-olefines (HFOs) updated February 2016

EFCTC acknowledges the work done by the Environmental Effects Panel of the Montreal Protocol in establishing the environmental context of trifluoroacetic acid (TFA) potentially formed from HFCs (and HFOs) and is pleased to reproduce the whole of the Panel's Briefing Note here....

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29.10.2015

Radiative Forcing of Well Mixed Greenhouse Gases

Massive growth in HFCs is not considered likely in the IPCC ScenariosThe Fifth Assessment Report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is available on the internet at http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/. Parts of this wide ranging study cover the climate change impacts from historical and anticipated releases of greenhouse gases...

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07.09.2015

Selecting and Using GWP values for Refrigerants – 2015 Updated version

Summary and Recommendations Refrigerant GWP values have been revised with each new IPCC Assessment Report. Regulations and guidance for the use of GWP values typically use the most up to date GWP val......

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07.09.2015

The contribution of HFCs to European Greenhouse Emissions – 2015 Updated Version

Each year, each member state of the European Union submits estimates of its greenhouse gas emissions to the United Nations as part of its commitment to the Rio Convention. The most recent data were su......

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29.01.2015

The Role of HFCs in Long Term Climate Change

There is ample evidence to show that HFCs have minimal (less than 1%) contribution to climate change at present. Furthermore, the records show that emissions of HFCs from developed countries have slowed in recent years....

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29.01.2015

Trifluoroacetic Acid January 2015

HCFCs and HFCs break down readly in the lower atmosphere to form simple inorganic species already naturally present in the environment. However, in a few cases the break down is expected to stop at trifluoroacetic acid, a naturally occurring substance which is apparently resistant to further degradation....

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15.07.2014

Natural_refrigerants ?

There is no real distinction between the processing required for any refrigerant, whether it occurs naturally in any useable form or is produced by chemical synthesis. They all require an industrial scale manufacturing process to meet quality specifications for refrigeration fluids....

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02.06.2014

Future Radiative Forcing of Well Mixed Greenhouse Gases

The Fifth Assessment Report of Working Group I of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change is now available on the internet at http://www.ipcc.ch/report/ar5/wg1/. As part of the study, the climate change impact from the anticipated release of greenhouse gases was evaluated....

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02.06.2014

Global Temperature change Potential compared to Global Warming Potential

Global Warming Potential (GWP) has been used to quantify and communicate the relative and absolute contributions to climate change of emissions of different substances, and of emissions from regions/countries or sources/sectors....

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