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02.04.2020

Transport of naturally occurring trifluoroacetic acid – TFA – by sea salt aerosol

Abstract: The concentrations of trifluoroacetic acid and its salts (TFA) observed in air and rain at a time (1990s) when the introduction of TFA into the atmosphere, either directly or through decomposition of fluorocarbons was insignificant, were about two orders of magnitude larger than expected from fluorocarbon decomposition. Additional sources, substantially larger than the known anthropogenic sources, are needed to explain the historically observed environmental concentrations of trifluoroacetate in rain and surface waters. The world’s oceans constitute a significant TFA reservoir (estimated at over 200 Tg) and the generation of sea salt aerosol by mechanical action of wind on the sea surface is well known. It is postulated that this provides a mechanism for transportation of significant quantities of TFA over considerable distances, further even than sea salt aerosol. This represents a variable background concentration of TFA in the environment that supplements any generated by decomposition of fluorocarbons....

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11.03.2020

EFCTC welcomes EU’s industrial strategy and proposed enforcement actions

The European FluoroCarbons Technical Committee (EFCTC) today welcomes the launch of the European Commission’s Industrial Strategy and within it the Long-term action plan for better implementation an......

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02.03.2020

EFCTC Position: Per- and Polyfluoroalkyl Substances. HFCs and HFOs a distinct subset

Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances ("PFASs") covers a broad range of substances that have in common that they contain at least one perfluoroalkyl moiety. More than 4000 individual substances have been identified which have very different (eco)toxicological and physical properties. ...

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26.02.2020

Enforcing the EU F-Gas Regulation, what can Member States do?

This paper explores the tools that Member States have, or can create, in the context of the EU-F-Gas Regulation. The legal base of the EU F-Gas regulation is article 191(1) of the Treaty on the Functi......

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14.02.2020

EFCTC welcomes continued Commission action to enforce the F-gas Regulation

EFCTC welcomes the action by the European Commission to escalate the case against Romania for failing to adopt measures on penalties for breaches in the F-gas Regulation.......

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29.11.2019

Kroll – EFCTC seminar – Who is funding HFC Illegal trade?

EFCTC and its Investigation Agency, Kroll, held a seminar in London on 28th November to raise the awareness of the financial community on illegal trade in HFCs.......

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21.11.2019

EPEE Press Release- EPEE Committed to work together with the UNEP to raise awareness on sustainable cooling

During the United Nation’s 31st Meeting of the Parties (MoP), taking place this week in Rome, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), the voice of the refrigeration, air-cond......

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07.11.2019

EPEE Press Release – How cooling can deliver on carbon neutrality and help avoid a climate crisis – #CountOnCooling

Today, the European Partnership for Energy and the Environment (EPEE), the voice of the heating and cooling industry in Europe, publishes its white paper “Count on Cooling: A five-step approach to d......

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29.10.2019

Illegal Imports of HFCs Questions and Answers

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18.10.2019

F-gas Roundtable: Commission stresses that tackling illegal trade is a major priority

EFCTC members participated in the F-gas Roundtable on 14 October in Brussels. Bente Tranholm-Schwarz, Deputy Head of Unit in DG Climate Action, concentrated her comments on illegal trade in HFCs stres......

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07.10.2019

Illegal Trade of HFC list of confiscated products November 2019

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30.09.2019

EFCTC RESPONSE ARTICLES ABOUT HFO-1234yf

SUMMARY - EFCTC has, through its newsletter and website , already commented in the past on all the points raised in recent articles “Refrigerant R1234yf again in criticism” and an article about HF......

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30.09.2019

EFCTC RESPONSE TO RECENT ARTICLES ABOUT HFO-123yf-KEY POINTS BRIEF

EFCTC has, through its newsletter and website, already commented in the past on all the points raised in recent articles “Refrigerant R1234yf again in criticism” and an article about HFOs in the S......

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16.09.2019

EFCTC stepping up actions against Illegal Trade in HFCs

Whilst many have taken their Summer vacations, the activities to combat illegal trade in HFCs have gained further momentum. Work has been consolidated on the valuable information received from over 15......

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10.09.2019

Conflictos con las restricciones de gases – F-gas, impuestos, contrabando, publicidad Engañosa – J.P. Garcia Espinosa Chemours

Source: EFYT-AFECT-Chemours - C&R 2019 - IFEMA - Feria de Madrid......

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