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Flexible Urethane Foams And Chlorofluorocarbon Emissions: A Support Document For Economic Implications Of Regulating Chlorofluorocarbon Emissions From Nonaerosol Applications, Final Report. (See U.S. EPA Headquarters Library Copy #PB81-146706).

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This report records the research in the single product area of flexible urethane foams. It is used to support the Rand Corporation's original report: PB81-146698, Adele R. Palmer, et al., Economic Implications of Regulating Chlorofluorocarbon Emissions from Nonaerosol Applications. It serves as a detailed exposition of the data and of the methods used to proceeed from the historical data to the analysis of policies tht might reduce CFC emissions.
Flexible urethane foam plants are a significant source of CFC emissions. Each plant represents an extremely large point source of emissions, with hundreds of thousands of pounds of CFC-11 used and emitted annually per facility. Either CFC recovery or methylene chloride conversion could substantially reduce CFC releases to the atmosphere. The use of CFC in foam products is very sensitive to the price of CFC-11. The analysis suggests that substantial reductions in use can be induced by moderate price increases.

Chlorine organic compounds; Urethanes; Air pollution control; Fluorine organic compounds; Economic impact; Foam; Demand (Economics); Utilization; Substitutes; Chloromethanes; Manufacturing; Industrial wastes; Combustion products; Return on investment; Cost analysis; Point sources
Reference #:
P.80.6 A
EPA Office:
Office of Prevention, Pesticides, and Toxic Substances
Office Suboffice:
Office of Toxic Substances
Office Division:
Economics and Technology Division
EPA Author:
Warhit, Ellen
Document Type:
Background Cost-Related Document
The Rand Corporation;International Research and Technology, Inc.
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