TeachMeFinance.com - explain Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)
Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs) The term 'Hydrofluorocarbons (HFCs)' as it applies to the area of the environment can be defined as 'Compounds containing only hydrogen, fluorine, and carbon atoms. They were introduced as alternatives to ozone depleting substances in serving many industrial, commercial, and personal needs. HFCs are emitted as by-products of industrial processes and are also used in manufacturing. They do not significantly deplete the stratospheric ozone layer, but they are powerful greenhouse gases with global warming potentials ranging from 140 (HFC-152a) to 11,700 (HFC-23)'.
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