Determination of the fraction of blowing agent released from refrigerator/freezer foam after decommissioning the product

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Abstract

Several halocarbons having very high global warming potential have been used as blowing agent for insulation foam in refrigerators and freezers. Many appliances are shredded after the end of their useful life. Release experiments carried out in the laboratory on insulation foam revealed that most of the blowing agent is not released to the atmosphere during a six-week period following the shredding process. The fraction which is released in the six-week period, is highly dependent on how fine the foam is shredded. The residual blowing agent remaining after the six-week period may be very slowly released if the integrity of the foam particles with respect to diffusional properties is kept after disposal of the foam waste in landfills.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNon-CO2 Greenhouse Gases: Scientific Understanding, Contro Options and Policy Aspects : Proceedings of the 3rd International Syumposium, Maastricht, The Netherlands 21-13 January
EditorsJ. van Ham, A. P. M. Baede, R. Guicherit, J. G. F. M. Williams-Jacobse
Place of PublicationRotterdam, NL
PublisherMillpress
Publication date2002
Pages219-224
ISBN (Print)90-77017-70-4
Publication statusPublished - 2002
Event3rd International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases - Maastricht, Netherlands
Duration: 21 Jan 200223 Jan 2002
Conference number: 3

Conference

Conference3rd International Symposium on Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases
Number3
CountryNetherlands
CityMaastricht
Period21/01/200223/01/2002

Keywords

  • insulation foam
  • shredding
  • diffusion
  • emission
  • home appliances
  • halocarbons

Cite this

Kjeldsen, P., & Scheutz, C. (2002). Determination of the fraction of blowing agent released from refrigerator/freezer foam after decommissioning the product. In J. van Ham, A. P. M. Baede, R. Guicherit, & J. G. F. M. Williams-Jacobse (Eds.), Non-CO2 Greenhouse Gases: Scientific Understanding, Contro Options and Policy Aspects: Proceedings of the 3rd International Syumposium, Maastricht, The Netherlands 21-13 January (pp. 219-224). Millpress.