Theoretical and Experimental Techniques for the Evaluation of Reactive Chemical Hazards
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Evaluation of reactive chemical hazards is critical for the design and operation of safer chemical plant processes. Much effort is needed for experimental techniques to measure thermal reactivity of chemical systems. Studying all the various reaction pathways experimentally however is very expensive. Therefore, it is essential to employ simplified screening tools to reduce the number of experiments and to identify the most energetic pathways. A systematic approach will be presented for the evaluation of reactive chemical hazards. This approach is based on a combination of numerical computational methods and experimental thermal analysis techniques. Numerical computational methods will be used to predict reaction stoichiometries, thermodynamics, and kinetics, which will help to exclude thermodynamically infeasible and non- hazardous reaction pathways. The experimental techniques will be used to evaluate the most energetic systems for more accurate thermodynamic and kinetics parameters or to replace failed numerical methods.
SubjectReactive Chemical Hazards
Aldeeb, Abdul; Rogers, W.J.; Mannan, M.S. (2001). Theoretical and Experimental Techniques for the Evaluation of Reactive Chemical Hazards. Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center; Texas &M University. Libraries. Available electronically from