Caption: The SciSat-1 measures global ozone processes as well as data on banned ozone-depleting substances like chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and hydrochlorofluorocarbons
The Montreal Protocol of 1986 initiated a global plan to phase-out chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs), which are found in aerosols, and hydrochlorofluorocarbons
It also aims to transfer environment-friendly technology into the Kingdom, the minister added, noting the national strategy for phasing out hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFC), which cause ozone depletion.
Qatar's total consumption of ozone depleting substances surged 43% to 2,027 metric tonnes (MT) in 2010 mainly due to a three-fold rise in hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFC), official figures show.
Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Ramon Paje said the government has decided to set a limit on the import of hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFCs), a group of ozone depleting substances (ODS), starting 2013.
For example, while hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFCs) are in the process of being phased out because of their ODP, their GWP values, in many cases, are lower than the HFCs that replace them, and in some cases also are more energy efficient.
The second phase will expand these services to include reclamation and banking of all ODS including Chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) and Hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFCs) refrigerants, and in addition Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) that are high in Global Warming Potential (GWP).
lt;p>The State Department said the three countries believed the Montreal Protocol, which regulates hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFCs) blamed for depleting the ozone layer, could also help phase down hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) used in cooling equipment, which are expected to increase sharply in coming years.
Utilizing thermo-electronic technology, it eliminates the need for ozone-destroying chlorofluorocarbons and hydrochlorofluorocarbons
Japan's many CDM projects include the destruction of hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HFCs) and other greenhouse chemicals, methane gas capture from Brazilian landfills and Chinese coal mines, and biomass (such as electric power generation from rice husks in Thailand).
Keeping food cold but easily accessible is a resource-intensive undertaking, involving electricity, compressor motors, and insulation, as well as gases such as hydrochlorofluorocarbons
and hydrofluorocarbons, which contribute to ozone depletion and the greenhouse effect.
Although chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) are no longer used by the insulation industry, closed-cell materials are typically blown into place with hydrochlorofluorocarbons
(HCFCs), which are also ozone destroying.