Honeywell Solstice™ ZD Refrigerant Receives VOC-Exempt
Status From U.S. EPA.
New environmentally preferable refrigerant can replace
high global warmers slated for phaseout.
Honeywell (NYSE: HON) announced today that the U.S.
Environmental Protection Agency has added Solstice™ zd
refrigerant, also known as 1233zd, to the list of
materials exempted from volatile organic compound (VOC)
The exemption further demonstrates the environmental
benefits of Solstice zd refrigerant, which has a global
warming potential (GWP) of 1 (equal to carbon dioxide),
significantly lower than the GWP of traditional
hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) refrigerants, and an order of
magnitude lower than the GWPs of many hydrocarbons.
“Manufacturers of centrifugal chillers need a
refrigerant that offers both outstanding heat transfer
performance and superior environmental properties.
Solstice zd offers exactly that – it is VOC-exempt, has
an ultra-low GWP, and is nonflammable,” said Rajiv
Banavali, chief technology officer for Honeywell
Honeywell now offers Solstice zd as well as Solstice™ ze
refrigerant and Solstice™ N-13 (a refrigerant blend) as
cost-effective, energy-efficient and environmentally
preferable alternatives to high-global-warming-potential
refrigerants typically used in centrifugal chillers.
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