ICI appeal on emission limits for experimental plant

ICI has appealed against a decision by HM Inspectorate of Pollution (HMIP) to impose emission limits on a large-scale experimental plant to produce a CFC substitute. The case has exposed a gap in HMIP's guidance on how releases from processes with a short life should be handled.

The ICI plant is a £4 million experimental unit to produce HFC-32, regarded by the company as a possible replacement for the ozone-depleting CFCs and HCFC-22 in low temperature refrigeration duties (ENDS Report 209, p 6 ). The plant is intended to produce sufficient HFC-32 for toxicity and applications testi

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