The European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), representing the heating, cooling, refrigeration and heat pump industry in Europe, applauds the agreement reached by the Parties to the Montreal Protocol in Kigali on 15th October for a global phase down of hydrofluorocarbons (HFC).
TFA (trifluoroacetic acid and its salts) is a breakdown product of some fluorocarbons, is naturally occurring in the environment and resistant to further degradation (breakdown). This EFCTC Special Review is intended to provide an easy to understand summary of the ‘TFA story’ and provides links
to more detailed supporting information.
Twenty Questions and Answers About the Ozone Layer: 2014 Update http://www.esrl.noaa.gov/csd/assessments/ozone/2014/twentyquestions2014update.pdf
For the modernization of arenas refrigeration systems still using HCFC-22 (and a few CFC-12) in Quebec (Canada), the "Ministère de l’Éducation, du Loisir et du Sport » (MELS) has decided to subsidize projects based on ammonia, CO2 or new fluorocarbons refrigerant blends with a GWP lower than 700.