Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)

What is Perfluorocarbons (PFCs)?

Perfluorocarbons (PFCs) meaning A group of man-made chemicals composed of one or two carbon atoms and four to six fluorine atoms, containing no chlorine. PFCs have no commercial uses and are emitted as a byproduct of aluminum smelting and semiconductor manufacturing. PFCs have very high 100-year Global Warming Potentials and are very long-lived in the atmosphere.


reference: Glossary – U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)

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