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Published July 1988 through June 1999
FROM VOLUME 1, NUMBER 6, DECEMBER 1988
"The Elusive Replacements for CFCs," R. Pool, Science,
pp. 666-668, Nov. 4, 1988. Reviews the problem posed by CFCs, the difficulties
faced by commercial producers in introducing substitutes, and current plans in
the U.S. for pilot- and commercial-scale plants.
"Industry Develops Ozone-Friendly Processes," D.
MacKenzie, New Scientist, pp. 30-31, Nov. 19, 1988. Covers problems
faced by industries and the armed forces in adapting to CFC substitutes,
discussed at the meeting in The Hague in October. Discusses the difficulty of
finding replacements for halons, used in fire extinguishers, and the problems
posed for users.
In Chemical and Engineering News: the U.K.'s ICI Corp. moves
ahead with plant to produce CFC-134a near Liverpool, p. 13, Nov. 28, 1988; U.S.
Department of Defense sets up task force to find alternatives to CFC-113, p. 18,
ibid.; Pennwalt Corp. will start producing HCFC-142b, a replacement for
CFC-12 aerosol propellant, at a New Jersey plant soon, p. 21, Nov. 14.
"CFC Producers, Users, Step Up Efforts Toward Phaseout of
Chlorofluorocarbons," BNA Environ. Reporter, pp. 520-521, Oct. 12,
1988. On the basis of the Ozone Trends Panel report of last March, the Alliance
for Responsible CFC Policy, a coalition of companies that use or produce
halocarbons, urged a complete phaseout in a letter to EPA administrator Lee
Thomas. Reviews the manufacturing plants planned for substitute production by Du
Pont, and activities of Japanese and European firms.
"Du Pont Steps Up Commercialization of Substitutes for
Chlorofluorocarbons," ibid., pp. 1157-1158, Oct. 7, 1988. In a Sep.
29 press conference Joseph Glas, director of Du Pont's Freon Products Division,
discusses how the company will speed commercial introduction of CFC substitutes
to as early as 1990, and the capital and research investments involved.
"Joint Effort to Accelerate Testing of Alternative CFCs," JAPCA,
pp. 1330-1331, Oct. 1988. ATOCHEM Inc. of New Jersey, which in March announced
an agreement with Allied-Signal to develop CFC substitutes, will participate
with seven other international CFC producers in a second "Program for
Alternate Fluorocarbon Toxicity Testing," for HCFC-141b.
"Polyurethane Industry Ranks CFCs as Most Pressing Issue," Air/Water
Pollution Report, p. 323, Sep. 19, 1988. Industry executives, who consider
commercial availability of substitutes for CFC foam blowing agents to be several
years away, were surveyed.
"Institutional Notes--ASHRAE," JAPCA, p. 1061, Aug.
1988. Describes actions taken by the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating
and Air-Conditioning Engineers at its June 1988 Annual Meeting, in response to
impending restrictions on CFCs.
"Conserving, Recycling CFCs Called Best Approach to Ozone
Protection," ibid., pp. 1058-1059, 1074. Summarizes an agenda for
industry action for conforming to CFC restrictions, developed by industry
representatives and announced at the ASHRAE meeting.
"Newsmakers," Pollution Engineering, p. 16 ff., Aug.
1988. An extensive interview with Joseph Steed of Du Pont, who has had an active
role in the developing policy on CFCs and ozone depletion.
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