Carbon dioxide emission implications if hydrofluorocarbons are regulated: A refrigeration case study

Paul Blowers, James M. Lownsbury

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Abstract

The U.S. is strongly considering regulating hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) due to their global climate change forcing effects. Adrop-in replacement hydrofluoroether has been evaluated using a gate-to-grave life cycle assessment of greenhouse gas emissions for the trade-offs between direct and indirect carbon dioxide equivalent emissions compared to a current HFC and a historically used refrigerant. The results indicate current regulations being considered may increase global climate change.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1526-1529
Number of pages4
JournalEnvironmental Science and Technology
Volume44
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1 2010

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Environmental Chemistry

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