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Item #d90sep69

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.)

Item #d90sep70

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 no-clean techniques.

Item #d90sep71

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 (207-781-3632).

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 changes ahead.

Item #d90sep72

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 (212-963-8093).

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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