Life-Cycle Global Warming Impact of CFCs and CFC-substitutes for Refrigeration

Title
Life-Cycle Global Warming Impact of CFCs and CFC-substitutes for Refrigeration
Author(s)
Stella Papasavva
William R. Moomaw
Year
1997
Source
Journal of Industrial Ecology, Volume 1, Issue 4, Pages 71–91
DOI
10.1162/jiec.1997.1.4.71
Abstract

We have investigated the global warming potential (GWP) of CFC‐I I, CFC‐12, and their replacements, HCFC‐I23 and HFC‐I34a, based on a life‐cycle methodology for refrigeration. We have extended the definition of the total equivalent warming impact (TEWI), which considers the GWP (direct) and GWP (indirect) warming potential of each chemical compound, by adding the GWP (chemical production), GWP (recycling), and GWP (atmospheric breakdown products) for each chemical. We call the new index “life‐cycle warming impact” (LCWI).We find that the GWP (chemical production) contributes by no more than 1% to LCWI, and that the GWP (indirect) is highly dependent on refrigerator eficiency and the fuel mix of the electricity source used to operate the appliance. The GWP (atmospheric breakdown products) may also have a significant impact on LCWI.

More Information
http://doi.wiley.com/10.1162/jiec.1997.1.4.71

Tags

Back Incorrect or incomplete information? Click here to report this.

This website provides meta data on papers and other publications, with links to the original publications. These papers may be copyrighted or otherwise protected by the publishing journal or author. Some journals provide open access to their publications. When possible we will try to include abstracts and more details for open access publications. For more details, follow the link to the original document and/or contact the publisher/author.