Management of CFCs Recovery/Recycling

Background and Challenges

Ozone Depletion Reaction

Ozone Depletion Reaction

CFC-113 is one of the specified chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs). It is chemically stable and remaining in the ambient air long enough to drift up and reach to the stratosphere. In the stratosphere, CFC-113 is broken down by UV radiation and generates chlorine radicals, which destroys ozone layer.

CFC-113 was one of the most widely used CFCs in the past. Due to its stability, low boiling point, low surface tension and moderate cleaning power it is suitable for use as cleaning agent for electrical components and precision machineries. However, its use is limited today due to the high Ozone Depletion Potential (ODP). Therefore, environmental monitoring as well as efficient control and optimization of recycling process is demanded to reduce its  environmental impact. For efficient management of the recycling facilities there is demand for sensitive and accurate continuous analyzer for CFC’s concentration monitoring, however such analyzers are rare and often not  available.

Solution from HORIBA

HORIBA CFC Analyzer* Helps You!

  • Highly Sensitive 
  • Real-time Measurement
  • Available for Specified CFCs

Customization on request

CFC Analyzer VA-5000 Series

CFC Analyzer VA-5000 Series

Features of CFC Analyzer

  • Continuous measurement of CFC with high sensitivity

Stable real-time measurement with high sensitivity
(Measurement range:  max. 0-100 vol%, min 0-100 ppm)

  • On demand can be customized to the requested type of CFC

There are different types of CFCs such as CFC-114, CFC-115 etc. We provide analyzers customized according to the CFC type you want to measure. Please contact us for details.

Application Example

CFC-113 is one of the three most popular CFC’s along with CFC-112, CFC-11, CFC-12 used as a cleaner for delicate electrical parts and components such as optical fiber. After the use, there are several types of CFC recovery methods available. One of the methods uses activated carbon. When the amount of adsorbed CFC reaches saturation, the activated carbon is heated to desorb CFCs, and the desorbed gas is condensed and liquefied.

CFC Recovery measurement

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