Messer combats CFC effects with nitrogen recycling


Fly-tipping might be a cost-effective way of disposing old refrigerators. While you should consider that this practice is not only illegal, it can also be environmentally-damaging.

A large proportion of refrigerators contain harmful CFCs and, if they are not disposed of properly, these CFCs can have a devastating effect on the atmosphere.

Messer however, is supplying liquid nitrogen as a combatant to this problem, advocating its ability to freeze condensed CFC vapours and leave only pure air as a by-product.

Chlorofluorocarbons, or CFCs as they are more commonly known, can remain in the stratosphere for up to 100 years and it is well documented that these gases are a contributing factor to the depletion of the ozone layer. The gases are found in the foam which insulates older refrigerators, and damage to this insulation can release the harmful gases.

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