February 28, 2007
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Global Climate Change Digest
A Guide to Information on Greenhouse Gases and Ozone Depletion
Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 3, NUMBER 9, SEPTEMBER 1990
CFCs and Halons: Alternatives and the Scope for Recovery for
Recycling and Destruction, U.K. Dept. of Trade and Industry, 1990. Available
from HMSO (Her Majesty's Stationery Office) Publications Ctr., POB 276, London
SW8 5DT, UK (tel: 01-873 9090); £21.
Concludes that the United Kingdom could virtually eliminate all consumption
of CFCs and halons by the year 2000. Since large amounts of the chemicals are
also present in a bank of materials and appliances, methods for substituting,
reclaiming and recycling are described for the industrial users of CFC-113 and
its blends, methyl chloroform, trichloroethylene, perchloroethylene, methylene
chloride and carbon tetrachloride. (See Chem. & Industry, p. 375,
June 18, 1990; Chem. in Britain, pp. 636-637, July and p. 314, Apr.)
Coming Clean: Industrial Solvents and the Ozone Layer, 1990.
Friends of the Earth--UK, 26-28 Underwood St., London N1 7JQ; £10.
Analyzes the current widespread use of solvents and gives technical
information about available alternatives: conservation and recovery, CFC-113
blends, HCFCs, hydrocarbons, other organic solvents, aqueous cleaning and
CFC Alternatives--A Global Assessment of Business Opportunities and
Markets, 1990-2005, 200 pp., 1990. Report price $15,000; descriptive
brochure available from Falmouth Assoc., 170 U.S. Rt. One, Falmouth ME 04105
This multiclient study is being made available to firms, agencies and
individuals charged with manufacturing development, long-range planning, and
environmental issues. It deals with nine alternatives in the fluorocarbon
family, discussing the volume of each alternative that will be used in each
application by global geographic region, the resultant restructuring of the
fluorocarbon industry, and how users and producers can adapt to profit from the
Technical Progress on Protecting the Ozone Layer--Final Report of the
Technology Review Panel, UNEP, 112 pp., June 1989. Available from Janet
Edwards at the U.N. Environ. Prog., DC2-0803 United Nations, New York NY 10017
Produced by over 100 international experts, this detailed technical review
includes summaries of separate technical options reports on refrigerants and
heat pumps, foams, solvents, aerosols and halons.
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Index of Abbreviations