Chemicals, Economy | Consumption, Air

Emission of Refrigerant R.134a from Mobile Air-Conditioning Systems

Annual Rate of Emission from Passenger-Car Air-Conditioning Systems up to Seven Yaers Old


The Kyoto Protocol on Climate Protection extends not only to the greenhouse-gases CO2, methane and nitrous oxide, but also to the fluorinated gases (f-gases) HFC, PFC and SF6. By far the most important of the fluorinated greenhouse gases is HFC, used mainly as a substitute for CFCs, while the most significant of the HFCs themselves is HFC 134a, accounting for about three-quarters of world production. Since HFC 134a is mainly used as a refrigerant, it is also called R-134a, 'R' standing for 'refrigerant'.

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57
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W. Schwarz
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Englisch
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360 09 006
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Umweltbundesamt
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1144 KB
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