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pythonholic 2021-10-19

Gaseous waste is released in the atmosphere due to the increase in number of vehicles, factories, and industries.

Gaseous waste contains harmful gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, and greenhouse gases such as chlorofluorocarbon (CFC).Gaseous Waste Management Market: Key SegmentsThe gaseous waste management market can be segmented based on type, process, and region.

Gaseous waste management can be segmented into settling chamber, filters, electrostatic method, absorption, and adsorption.

Settling chambers help collate dust articles from gaseous waste.

Filters are used to separate solid particles from the gas.

Electrostatic method uses electrostatic forces to move solid particles.

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Devanshu Shrivastava 2021-11-02

Factors such as the expanding gas pipeline network, flourishing automotive industry, and increasing installation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system are expected to steer the compressor market at a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period (2020–2030).

According to P Intelligence, the market was valued at $39.9 billion in 2019 and it is projected to reach $48.5 billion revenue by 2030.Moreover, the market is witnessing a trend of increasing preference for variable-frequency drives (VFDs) over gas turbines, owing to improved productivity, reduced noise, and accurate speed and process control exhibited by them.

The rising installation of HVAC equipment, on account of the increasing construction of commercial and residential buildings and the mounting number of smart homes, is one of the major growth drivers for the market.Additionally, the soaring global temperature, on account of the excessive burning of fossil fuels and extensive use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), will also boost the demand for HVAC systems worldwide.

Moreover, the rapid development of energy-efficient HVAC systems is also creating a huge demand for compressors.

Geographically, Asia-Pacific (APAC) led the compressor market during the historical period (2014–2019), and it is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast years as well.

This can be primarily ascribed to the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) sale, owing to the increasing government support in the form of incentives and subsidies, in countries such as India, China, and Japan.

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Ian Bell 2021-08-20
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The new report by Expert Market Research titled, ‘Global Chlorofluorocarbon Market Report and Forecast 2021-2026’, gives an in-depth analysis of the global chlorofluorocarbon market, assessing the market based on its segments like types, applications, and major regions.

It also assesses the market dynamics, covering the key demand and price indicators, along with analysing the market based on the SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces models.Note 1: For a snapshot of the primary and secondary data of the market (2016-2026), along with business strategies and detailed market segmentation, please click on the request sample report.

The sample report shall be delivered to you within 24 hours.Get a Free Sample Report with Table of Contents: https://www.expertmarketresearch.com/reports/chlorofluorocarbon-market/requestsampleThe key highlights of the report include:Market Overview (2021-2026)Historical Market Size (2020): USD 22.79 billionForecast CAGR (2021-2026): 5%Forecast Market Size (2026): USD 29.79 billionThe global chlorofluorocarbon market is primarily being driven by the refrigerant market.

Other applications such as foam blowing agent, solvent, in plastic manufacturing, and the growing electronic sector have also pushed the market growth, especially in developing countries.Industry Definition and Major SegmentsChlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is a derivative of ethane, which includes carbon, chlorine, fluorine.

It is an inert, non-flammable, and non-toxic organic compound with stable thermodynamic properties, which results in its usage as a coolant in the refrigerant industry.Explore full report with table of contents: https://www.expertmarketresearch.com/reports/chlorofluorocarbon-marketThe type of the product can be divided as follows:CFC-11CFC-12CFC-113CFC-114CFC-115OthersBased on application, the industry can be segmented into:SolventAerosol PropellantsBlowing AgentRefrigerantsOthersThe regional markets for chlorofluorocarbon include:North AmericaEuropeAsia PacificLatin AmericaMiddle East and AfricaMarket TrendsRegionally, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East are expected to show rapid growth due to dynamic economic growth and industrialisation.

However, developed regions such as North America and Europe are expected to witness mild growth in the forecast period.

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Laurence Lafarge 2018-07-09
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A couple months ago, an atmospheric study revealed that someone had started producing an ozone-depleting pollutant that had been banned under an international agreement to protect the ozone layer.

The new source was preventing the chemical from dissipating on schedule.

Now, a UK-based NGO called the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) says that it has uncovered a number of Chinese companies that are responsible.

The investigation seems to have been shockingly easy, with the culprits’ representatives strangely amenable to detailing their illegal operations.

Like other CFCs, 11 can be used as a refrigerant or a propellant in aerosol spray cans.

But it was also widely use to “inflate” foam insulation, and that seems to be the market where at least some of its illicit use has continued.

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Richard Skaggs 2018-01-05
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Ozone depletion is on the decline, according to NASA, which has announced that scientists have demonstrated a particular aspect of this via a satellite instrument for the first time.

According to the instrument, which was made by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, chlorine atom levels are decreasing and with that comes a decrease in their destruction of the ozone layer.

The favorable change is the direct result of international bans on chlorofluorocarbons, NASA says.

Chlorofluorocarbons, more commonly referred to as CFCs, is a type of chemical produced by humans that has a harmful effect on the ozone layer.

An international ban on CFCs is aimed at protecting the ozone layer, and this new data proves that it is working.

In a recent release, NASA explained that the Antarctic winter has seen a 20-percent decrease in ozone depletion versus what was observed in 2005.

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Richard Skaggs 2018-05-16
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A chemical banned due to the harm it causes the ozone layer may be secretly in production somewhere in the world.

Scientists speculate the illicit compound may be in use despite the ban due to increased levels, its presence ultimately harming efforts to restore the Earth’s atmosphere.

Some scientists speculate that the substance is likely being produced in East Asia.

The issue involves a gas called CFC-11, a chlorofluorocarbon that contributes to the depletion of the ozone layer.

Use of the chemical was banned in 2010 via the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement made to protect the environment.

In the years since, chlorofluorocarbons have decreased in measurements, a key success in efforts to reverse damage caused by human activity.

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Michael Hurlock 2016-07-01
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Scientists at MIT and other locations have been eyeing the hole in the ozone layer since it came to the forefront in the '80s.

The fear when the hole in the ozone layer was first discovered was that it might lead to harm for humans around the world since we need the ozone layer to protect us from all sorts of deadly things that come from space.

The good news is that scientists have announced that the ozone layer hole has shrunk significantly since 2000.

According to the team of scientists, the ozone hole has shrunk by more than 4 million square kilometers since 2000.

To put 4 million square kilometers in perspective a bit, that it about how large half the area of the contiguous US is.

Scientists have also noted that the healing of the ozone layer hole has also slowed for the first time and the finger is pointed at volcanic eruptions.

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Charles Houston 2016-07-01
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The hole over the ozone layer is finally healing according to new research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A team in Boston reported the first fingerprints of healing in a paper released to the journal Science.

The September ozone hole has reportedly shrunk by 4 million square kilometers since 2000, when ozone depletion was recorded at its peak.

Findings attribute this positive development to the decline in usage of chlorofluorocarbons CFCs – a chemical compound previously found in dry cleaning processes, old white goods and aerosols.

Undoubtedly the Montreal Protocol has had a huge role to play in this change as it banned the use of CFCs when 46 countries signed it in 1987.

Susan Solomon, the Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Science at MIT said: We can now be confident that the things we ve done have put the planet on a path to heal…which is pretty good for us, isn t it?

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George Starling 2018-01-08
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A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has pioneered a new water-based air-conditioning system that cools air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius without the use of energy-intensive compressors and environmentally harmful chemical refrigerants.

This game-changing technology could potentially replace the century-old air-cooling principle that is still being used in our modern-day air-conditioners.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the novel system is portable and it can also be customised for all types of weather conditions.

The system consumes about 40 per cent less electricity than current compressor-based air-conditioners used in homes and commercial buildings.

In addition, it adopts a water-based cooling technology instead of using chemical refrigerants such as chlorofluorocarbon and hydrochlorofluorocarbon for cooling, thus making it safer and more environmentally-friendly.

Assoc Prof Chua said, "For buildings located in the tropics, more than 40 per cent of the building's energy consumption is attributed to air-conditioning.

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Frances Hill 2018-06-26
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Across the world, someone has been illegally producing an ozone-destroying gas banned more than 30 years ago.

Now, investigators and the New York Times may have pinpointed the culprit behind the CFC-11 chlorofluorocarbon: factories making foam insulation in remote parts of China.

Putting CFC-11 in the insulation, which is used in buildings and refrigerators, isn't as costly as legal alternatives, and some factory owners were surprisingly frank with the Times about their usage.

"Of course, we chose the cheaper foam agent," one factory owner, whose plant has since been shut down, says.

The Environmental Investigation Agency, an independent watchdog, says it found at least eight factories in China using CFC-11 to make foam.

The EIA estimates up to 70% of foam production there uses the chemical, per Climate Home News.

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William Ly 2016-07-01
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The reason we're seeing this reversal seems largely due to the Montreal Protocol, which banned the use of CFCs in 1987.

For those who don't know, CFCs release chlorine atoms when they're hit by ultraviolent light, which eats away at the ozone layer and is the reason the hole over Antartica grows during the continent's summer months and shrinks during the winter.

This is not only great news for the environment, but it's also an encouraging development for the efforts against climate change.

Flex Schedules for Adult Students.

Don't get it wrong: the ozone hole is still there and it's still pretty massive, but the healing we're seeing is in line with what we expected when CFCs were initially banned.

Now, 30 years after recognizing the measures we needed to take to solve the ozone problem, we're talking about the possibility of this gigantic hole in the ozone layer sealing itself back up within our lifetimes.

collect
0
John Salmi 2019-04-29
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The agreement limited the use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs), manufactured chemicals used in aerosols and as refrigerants that were discovered to be ozone-depleting in the 1970s.

Now, the hole is shrinking, but the chemicals that replaced CFCs aren’t perfect, either.

Hydrofluorocarbons are gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners, insulation, and other applications.

To correct this unintended consequence of phasing out of CFCs, delegates from the nations that signed the Montreal Protocol agreed to the Kigali Amendment in 2016.

It would require the nations to phase down the use and production of HFCs, which could prevent a global temperature increase of 0.5 degrees Celsius over time.

When it comes to HFC alternatives, the U.S. is already behind the times.

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Vaibhav Borkar 2021-06-01

Future Market Insights proposes a 10-year forecast for the global refrigeration oil market between 2016 and 2026.

Overview of current or prearranged facilities for refrigeration oil and investment cost is also discussed in the report.For more insights into the market, request a Sample of this Report @ https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/sample/rep-gb-870The next section of the report provides detailed market share analysis, Y-o-Y growth and market attractiveness analysis on the basis of segments such as product type, refrigerant type, by application, by end user and region.

Some of the renowned players in global refrigeration oil market include ExxonMobil Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd, MEIWA CORPORATION, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company and Fuchs Lubricants.Global refrigeration oil market segmentationBy Product TypeBy Refrigerant TypeBy ApplicationBy RegionBy End UserMineral OilSynthetic OilPolyol EsterPoly Alpha OlefinAlkyl BenzenePolyalkylene GlycolPolyvinyl eatherOthers (Phenol Propoxylate oil)Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)Hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)Hydro-fluorocarbon(HFC)AmmoniaOthersAir ConditionersCoolersChillersRefrigerators/FreezersCondensersOthers (Ice Machines etc).North AmericaLatin AmericaWestern EuropeEastern EuropeAsia Pacific excluding JapanMiddle East and AfricaJapanIndustrialCommercialResidentialA thorough analysis has been provided for every segment in terms of market size analysis for the global refrigeration oil market.Report methodologyWe have leveraged extensive secondary research to ascertain overall market size and top industry players.

Another key feature of our report is the analysis of the global refrigeration oil market revenue forecast in terms of absolute dollar opportunity, critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve, as well as to identify potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective in the global refrigeration oil market.

Further, to understand key segments in terms of growth and performance in the global refrigeration oil market, Future Market Insights has developed a market attractiveness index to help providers identify existing market opportunities across the global refrigeration oil market.Analyst’s TakePast mirrors the future:To get a broader canvas of the market we minutely monitored and scrutinised all the important shifts that acutely impacted classic market behaviour in the last few years.

Others (Pheno lpropoxylate Oil etc.)5.3.

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James Dalporto 2019-05-22
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Around this time last year, a study was published revealing that at least one entity somewhere in the world was likely engaging in the production of a banned ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbon gas called CFC-11.

Scientists had discovered that CFC-11 levels were rising despite its ban in 2010, indicating that it was still being used somewhere in the world, though no one could definitely point toward the source at that time.

Now, just over a year after that study’s publication, new research has revealed the likely source of those emissions.

According to the University of Bristol, a team of international scientists have used global monitoring networks, including the NOAA Global Monitoring Division and AGAGE, to narrow the emissions source down to eastern China, specifically the Hebei and Shandong provinces.

The use of CFC-11 began to phase out in 2010 under the Montreal Protocol.

As revealed last year, however, emissions levels starting increasing around 2013, slowing down the ozone layer’s recovery time.

collect
0
Jose Rhoades 2016-10-17
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US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in Kigali, Rwanda.

Because of the 1987 Montreal Protocol, NASA was able to call a video about the ozone layer The World Avoided.

In a model for international agreements, the world s nations came together in response to research revealing a dangerous trend of ozone destruction driven primarily by chlorofluorocarbons—used as refrigerants and, yes, propellants in aerosol cans.

There s a common misconception that global warming and ozone depletion are one and the same, but they are separate phenomena with separate causes.

The two phenomena do actually intersect with each other, however.

Apart from destroying stratospheric ozone, some chlorofluorocarbons are tremendously potent greenhouse gases.

collect
0
Diane Thomason 2016-06-30
img

Nearly thirty years after an international treaty banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons, the Antarctic ozone hole is finally starting to heal.

By mid to late century, it should be fully recovered.

I think we should all congratulate ourselves on a job well done.

Solomon is lead author on a study published today in Science, which presents the clearest evidence yet that the Antarctic ozone hole is showing signs of long-term recovery.

The researchers attribute this to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which banned the use of chlorinated compounds in refrigerator coolants and aerosols, after scientists learned that these chemicals were making their way into the stratosphere and wreaking havoc on Earth s ozone layer.

Image: NASA Scientific Visualisation Studio

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0
pythonholic 2021-10-19

Gaseous waste is released in the atmosphere due to the increase in number of vehicles, factories, and industries.

Gaseous waste contains harmful gases such as carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, and greenhouse gases such as chlorofluorocarbon (CFC).Gaseous Waste Management Market: Key SegmentsThe gaseous waste management market can be segmented based on type, process, and region.

Gaseous waste management can be segmented into settling chamber, filters, electrostatic method, absorption, and adsorption.

Settling chambers help collate dust articles from gaseous waste.

Filters are used to separate solid particles from the gas.

Electrostatic method uses electrostatic forces to move solid particles.

Ian Bell 2021-08-20
img

The new report by Expert Market Research titled, ‘Global Chlorofluorocarbon Market Report and Forecast 2021-2026’, gives an in-depth analysis of the global chlorofluorocarbon market, assessing the market based on its segments like types, applications, and major regions.

It also assesses the market dynamics, covering the key demand and price indicators, along with analysing the market based on the SWOT and Porter’s Five Forces models.Note 1: For a snapshot of the primary and secondary data of the market (2016-2026), along with business strategies and detailed market segmentation, please click on the request sample report.

The sample report shall be delivered to you within 24 hours.Get a Free Sample Report with Table of Contents: https://www.expertmarketresearch.com/reports/chlorofluorocarbon-market/requestsampleThe key highlights of the report include:Market Overview (2021-2026)Historical Market Size (2020): USD 22.79 billionForecast CAGR (2021-2026): 5%Forecast Market Size (2026): USD 29.79 billionThe global chlorofluorocarbon market is primarily being driven by the refrigerant market.

Other applications such as foam blowing agent, solvent, in plastic manufacturing, and the growing electronic sector have also pushed the market growth, especially in developing countries.Industry Definition and Major SegmentsChlorofluorocarbon (CFC) is a derivative of ethane, which includes carbon, chlorine, fluorine.

It is an inert, non-flammable, and non-toxic organic compound with stable thermodynamic properties, which results in its usage as a coolant in the refrigerant industry.Explore full report with table of contents: https://www.expertmarketresearch.com/reports/chlorofluorocarbon-marketThe type of the product can be divided as follows:CFC-11CFC-12CFC-113CFC-114CFC-115OthersBased on application, the industry can be segmented into:SolventAerosol PropellantsBlowing AgentRefrigerantsOthersThe regional markets for chlorofluorocarbon include:North AmericaEuropeAsia PacificLatin AmericaMiddle East and AfricaMarket TrendsRegionally, the Asia Pacific, Latin America, and the Middle East are expected to show rapid growth due to dynamic economic growth and industrialisation.

However, developed regions such as North America and Europe are expected to witness mild growth in the forecast period.

Richard Skaggs 2018-01-05
img

Ozone depletion is on the decline, according to NASA, which has announced that scientists have demonstrated a particular aspect of this via a satellite instrument for the first time.

According to the instrument, which was made by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, chlorine atom levels are decreasing and with that comes a decrease in their destruction of the ozone layer.

The favorable change is the direct result of international bans on chlorofluorocarbons, NASA says.

Chlorofluorocarbons, more commonly referred to as CFCs, is a type of chemical produced by humans that has a harmful effect on the ozone layer.

An international ban on CFCs is aimed at protecting the ozone layer, and this new data proves that it is working.

In a recent release, NASA explained that the Antarctic winter has seen a 20-percent decrease in ozone depletion versus what was observed in 2005.

Michael Hurlock 2016-07-01
img

Scientists at MIT and other locations have been eyeing the hole in the ozone layer since it came to the forefront in the '80s.

The fear when the hole in the ozone layer was first discovered was that it might lead to harm for humans around the world since we need the ozone layer to protect us from all sorts of deadly things that come from space.

The good news is that scientists have announced that the ozone layer hole has shrunk significantly since 2000.

According to the team of scientists, the ozone hole has shrunk by more than 4 million square kilometers since 2000.

To put 4 million square kilometers in perspective a bit, that it about how large half the area of the contiguous US is.

Scientists have also noted that the healing of the ozone layer hole has also slowed for the first time and the finger is pointed at volcanic eruptions.

George Starling 2018-01-08
img

A team of researchers from the National University of Singapore (NUS) has pioneered a new water-based air-conditioning system that cools air to as low as 18 degrees Celsius without the use of energy-intensive compressors and environmentally harmful chemical refrigerants.

This game-changing technology could potentially replace the century-old air-cooling principle that is still being used in our modern-day air-conditioners.

Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use, the novel system is portable and it can also be customised for all types of weather conditions.

The system consumes about 40 per cent less electricity than current compressor-based air-conditioners used in homes and commercial buildings.

In addition, it adopts a water-based cooling technology instead of using chemical refrigerants such as chlorofluorocarbon and hydrochlorofluorocarbon for cooling, thus making it safer and more environmentally-friendly.

Assoc Prof Chua said, "For buildings located in the tropics, more than 40 per cent of the building's energy consumption is attributed to air-conditioning.

William Ly 2016-07-01
img

The reason we're seeing this reversal seems largely due to the Montreal Protocol, which banned the use of CFCs in 1987.

For those who don't know, CFCs release chlorine atoms when they're hit by ultraviolent light, which eats away at the ozone layer and is the reason the hole over Antartica grows during the continent's summer months and shrinks during the winter.

This is not only great news for the environment, but it's also an encouraging development for the efforts against climate change.

Flex Schedules for Adult Students.

Don't get it wrong: the ozone hole is still there and it's still pretty massive, but the healing we're seeing is in line with what we expected when CFCs were initially banned.

Now, 30 years after recognizing the measures we needed to take to solve the ozone problem, we're talking about the possibility of this gigantic hole in the ozone layer sealing itself back up within our lifetimes.

Vaibhav Borkar 2021-06-01

Future Market Insights proposes a 10-year forecast for the global refrigeration oil market between 2016 and 2026.

Overview of current or prearranged facilities for refrigeration oil and investment cost is also discussed in the report.For more insights into the market, request a Sample of this Report @ https://www.futuremarketinsights.com/reports/sample/rep-gb-870The next section of the report provides detailed market share analysis, Y-o-Y growth and market attractiveness analysis on the basis of segments such as product type, refrigerant type, by application, by end user and region.

Some of the renowned players in global refrigeration oil market include ExxonMobil Corporation, Idemitsu Kosan Co., Ltd, MEIWA CORPORATION, Royal Dutch Shell Plc, Chevron Phillips Chemical Company and Fuchs Lubricants.Global refrigeration oil market segmentationBy Product TypeBy Refrigerant TypeBy ApplicationBy RegionBy End UserMineral OilSynthetic OilPolyol EsterPoly Alpha OlefinAlkyl BenzenePolyalkylene GlycolPolyvinyl eatherOthers (Phenol Propoxylate oil)Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC)Hydro-chlorofluorocarbon (HCFC)Hydro-fluorocarbon(HFC)AmmoniaOthersAir ConditionersCoolersChillersRefrigerators/FreezersCondensersOthers (Ice Machines etc).North AmericaLatin AmericaWestern EuropeEastern EuropeAsia Pacific excluding JapanMiddle East and AfricaJapanIndustrialCommercialResidentialA thorough analysis has been provided for every segment in terms of market size analysis for the global refrigeration oil market.Report methodologyWe have leveraged extensive secondary research to ascertain overall market size and top industry players.

Another key feature of our report is the analysis of the global refrigeration oil market revenue forecast in terms of absolute dollar opportunity, critical in assessing the level of opportunity that a provider can look to achieve, as well as to identify potential resources from a sales and delivery perspective in the global refrigeration oil market.

Further, to understand key segments in terms of growth and performance in the global refrigeration oil market, Future Market Insights has developed a market attractiveness index to help providers identify existing market opportunities across the global refrigeration oil market.Analyst’s TakePast mirrors the future:To get a broader canvas of the market we minutely monitored and scrutinised all the important shifts that acutely impacted classic market behaviour in the last few years.

Others (Pheno lpropoxylate Oil etc.)5.3.

Jose Rhoades 2016-10-17
img

US Secretary of State John Kerry speaks in Kigali, Rwanda.

Because of the 1987 Montreal Protocol, NASA was able to call a video about the ozone layer The World Avoided.

In a model for international agreements, the world s nations came together in response to research revealing a dangerous trend of ozone destruction driven primarily by chlorofluorocarbons—used as refrigerants and, yes, propellants in aerosol cans.

There s a common misconception that global warming and ozone depletion are one and the same, but they are separate phenomena with separate causes.

The two phenomena do actually intersect with each other, however.

Apart from destroying stratospheric ozone, some chlorofluorocarbons are tremendously potent greenhouse gases.

Devanshu Shrivastava 2021-11-02

Factors such as the expanding gas pipeline network, flourishing automotive industry, and increasing installation of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system are expected to steer the compressor market at a CAGR of 3.1% during the forecast period (2020–2030).

According to P Intelligence, the market was valued at $39.9 billion in 2019 and it is projected to reach $48.5 billion revenue by 2030.Moreover, the market is witnessing a trend of increasing preference for variable-frequency drives (VFDs) over gas turbines, owing to improved productivity, reduced noise, and accurate speed and process control exhibited by them.

The rising installation of HVAC equipment, on account of the increasing construction of commercial and residential buildings and the mounting number of smart homes, is one of the major growth drivers for the market.Additionally, the soaring global temperature, on account of the excessive burning of fossil fuels and extensive use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFC), will also boost the demand for HVAC systems worldwide.

Moreover, the rapid development of energy-efficient HVAC systems is also creating a huge demand for compressors.

Geographically, Asia-Pacific (APAC) led the compressor market during the historical period (2014–2019), and it is expected to retain its dominance during the forecast years as well.

This can be primarily ascribed to the burgeoning electric vehicle (EV) sale, owing to the increasing government support in the form of incentives and subsidies, in countries such as India, China, and Japan.

Laurence Lafarge 2018-07-09
img

A couple months ago, an atmospheric study revealed that someone had started producing an ozone-depleting pollutant that had been banned under an international agreement to protect the ozone layer.

The new source was preventing the chemical from dissipating on schedule.

Now, a UK-based NGO called the Environmental Investigation Agency (EIA) says that it has uncovered a number of Chinese companies that are responsible.

The investigation seems to have been shockingly easy, with the culprits’ representatives strangely amenable to detailing their illegal operations.

Like other CFCs, 11 can be used as a refrigerant or a propellant in aerosol spray cans.

But it was also widely use to “inflate” foam insulation, and that seems to be the market where at least some of its illicit use has continued.

Richard Skaggs 2018-05-16
img

A chemical banned due to the harm it causes the ozone layer may be secretly in production somewhere in the world.

Scientists speculate the illicit compound may be in use despite the ban due to increased levels, its presence ultimately harming efforts to restore the Earth’s atmosphere.

Some scientists speculate that the substance is likely being produced in East Asia.

The issue involves a gas called CFC-11, a chlorofluorocarbon that contributes to the depletion of the ozone layer.

Use of the chemical was banned in 2010 via the Montreal Protocol, an international agreement made to protect the environment.

In the years since, chlorofluorocarbons have decreased in measurements, a key success in efforts to reverse damage caused by human activity.

Charles Houston 2016-07-01
img

The hole over the ozone layer is finally healing according to new research by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

A team in Boston reported the first fingerprints of healing in a paper released to the journal Science.

The September ozone hole has reportedly shrunk by 4 million square kilometers since 2000, when ozone depletion was recorded at its peak.

Findings attribute this positive development to the decline in usage of chlorofluorocarbons CFCs – a chemical compound previously found in dry cleaning processes, old white goods and aerosols.

Undoubtedly the Montreal Protocol has had a huge role to play in this change as it banned the use of CFCs when 46 countries signed it in 1987.

Susan Solomon, the Ellen Swallow Richards Professor of Atmospheric Chemistry and Climate Science at MIT said: We can now be confident that the things we ve done have put the planet on a path to heal…which is pretty good for us, isn t it?

Frances Hill 2018-06-26
img

Across the world, someone has been illegally producing an ozone-destroying gas banned more than 30 years ago.

Now, investigators and the New York Times may have pinpointed the culprit behind the CFC-11 chlorofluorocarbon: factories making foam insulation in remote parts of China.

Putting CFC-11 in the insulation, which is used in buildings and refrigerators, isn't as costly as legal alternatives, and some factory owners were surprisingly frank with the Times about their usage.

"Of course, we chose the cheaper foam agent," one factory owner, whose plant has since been shut down, says.

The Environmental Investigation Agency, an independent watchdog, says it found at least eight factories in China using CFC-11 to make foam.

The EIA estimates up to 70% of foam production there uses the chemical, per Climate Home News.

John Salmi 2019-04-29
img

The agreement limited the use of chlorofluorocarbon (CFCs), manufactured chemicals used in aerosols and as refrigerants that were discovered to be ozone-depleting in the 1970s.

Now, the hole is shrinking, but the chemicals that replaced CFCs aren’t perfect, either.

Hydrofluorocarbons are gases used in refrigerators, air conditioners, insulation, and other applications.

To correct this unintended consequence of phasing out of CFCs, delegates from the nations that signed the Montreal Protocol agreed to the Kigali Amendment in 2016.

It would require the nations to phase down the use and production of HFCs, which could prevent a global temperature increase of 0.5 degrees Celsius over time.

When it comes to HFC alternatives, the U.S. is already behind the times.

James Dalporto 2019-05-22
img

Around this time last year, a study was published revealing that at least one entity somewhere in the world was likely engaging in the production of a banned ozone-depleting chlorofluorocarbon gas called CFC-11.

Scientists had discovered that CFC-11 levels were rising despite its ban in 2010, indicating that it was still being used somewhere in the world, though no one could definitely point toward the source at that time.

Now, just over a year after that study’s publication, new research has revealed the likely source of those emissions.

According to the University of Bristol, a team of international scientists have used global monitoring networks, including the NOAA Global Monitoring Division and AGAGE, to narrow the emissions source down to eastern China, specifically the Hebei and Shandong provinces.

The use of CFC-11 began to phase out in 2010 under the Montreal Protocol.

As revealed last year, however, emissions levels starting increasing around 2013, slowing down the ozone layer’s recovery time.

Diane Thomason 2016-06-30
img

Nearly thirty years after an international treaty banned the use of chlorofluorocarbons, the Antarctic ozone hole is finally starting to heal.

By mid to late century, it should be fully recovered.

I think we should all congratulate ourselves on a job well done.

Solomon is lead author on a study published today in Science, which presents the clearest evidence yet that the Antarctic ozone hole is showing signs of long-term recovery.

The researchers attribute this to the 1987 Montreal Protocol, which banned the use of chlorinated compounds in refrigerator coolants and aerosols, after scientists learned that these chemicals were making their way into the stratosphere and wreaking havoc on Earth s ozone layer.

Image: NASA Scientific Visualisation Studio