Using Screening Test Data to Classify Reactive Chemicals Hazards
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The evaluation of reactive hazards is necessary for the safe working of the chemical process industries. An integral aspect of reactive hazard testing is the screening of chemicals to focus experimental efforts on the more hazardous chemicals. Screening is often performed using a Differential Scanning Calorimeter (DSC) or the Reactive System Screening Tool (RSST). The study of chemical compatibility highlights the need for efficient screening techniques, since a large number of experiments must be performed at a reasonable cost and in a short period of time. The purpose of this paper is to present chemical compatibility data measured using the RSST for di-ter- butyl peroxide (DTBP) in a variety of organic solvents. Analysis of the data with regard to the solvent functional groups was generalized to extend the measured data to compounds for which data are unavailable. Further, a classification for reactive chemicals is proposed that can serve as a guideline for selecting compositions for detailed testing.
SubjectReactive Chemicals Hazards
Saraf, Sanjeev R.; Rogers, William J.; Mannan, M. Sam (2002). Using Screening Test Data to Classify Reactive Chemicals Hazards. Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries. Available electronically from