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Title: View of DSNY's New CFC Van
Keywords: On the Job, work
Building/Facility - garage
waste disposal
CFC removal
Issue Date: 15-Oct-2007
Abstract: A digital image from the DSNY's 2006 Annual Report. View of new CFC van.
Description: Some information about this van can be found on the 2006 DSNY annual report: "As part of a program to reduce the atmospheric release of Freon, Chlorofluorocarbon (CFC) gases are collected from appliances, such as refrigerators and air conditioners. The Department has a fleet of CFC vans, which collect CFC gases for recycling. The CFC vans utilize a power inverter to power a pump that transfers the gases from the appliance to a holding tank on the vehicle. These specialized vehicles are not commercially available; they were designed and built as a joint venture through the efforts of BME, BBM and BCC. A call placed to the City’s 311 information line initiates the dispatch of a CFC van, which must purge the appliance’s gases before they will be picked up. More than 140,000 such appointments are completed annually." ("Bureau of Motor Equipment," in DSNY Annual Report 2006, ed., Turso, Vito A. Distributed by the City of New York in 2007, p. 39) This image was culled from a disk of unused DSNY 2006 Annual Report Images. It was originally a jpeg.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2451/23676
Appears in Collections:NYU-New York Department of Sanitation Museum Project

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