Chemical Reaction Hazards

  • Filename: chemical-reaction-hazards.
  • ISBN: 0852954646
  • Release Date: 1997-01-01
  • Number of pages: 225
  • Author: John Barton
  • Publisher: IChemE



With 100 case studies added to the original text, this second edition encourages the reader to assess potential hazards of a process before designing the plant and provides a basis for the identification and evaluation of chemical reaction hazards. Ideal for practising chemists, engineers and students.

Essential Practices for Managing Chemical Reactivity Hazards

  • Filename: essential-practices-for-managing-chemical-reactivity-hazards.
  • ISBN: 9780470925294
  • Release Date: 2010-08-13
  • Number of pages: 208
  • Author: Robert W. Johnson
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons



In its recent investigation of chemical reactivity accidents, the US Chemical Safety Board noted a gap in technical guidance and regulatory coverage. This volume closes the gap in technical guidance, helping small and large companies alike identify, address, and manage chemical reactivity hazards. It guides the reader through an analysis of the potential for chemical reactivity accidents to help prevent fires, explosions, toxic chemical releases or chemical spills. This volume is applicable to processes at any scale and is particularly useful for chemists, safety managers, and engineers involved in scale-up. An enclosed CD-ROM provides portable checklists, analysis tools, and a list of additional references. Note: CD-ROM/DVD and other supplementary materials are not included as part of eBook file.

Bretherick s Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards

  • Filename: bretherick-s-handbook-of-reactive-chemical-hazards.
  • ISBN: 0080523404
  • Release Date: 2013-10-22
  • Number of pages: 2680
  • Author: Peter Urben
  • Publisher: Academic Press



Bretherick’s Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards is an assembly of all reported risks such as explosion, fire, toxic or high-energy events that result from chemical reactions gone astray, with extensive referencing to the primary literature. It is designed to improve safety in laboratories that perform chemical synthesis and general research, as well as chemical manufacturing plants. Entries are ordered by empirical formula and indexed under both name(s) and Chemical Abstracts Registry Numbers. This two-volume compendium focuses on reactivity risks of chemicals, alone and in combination; toxicity hazards are only included for unexpected reactions giving volatile poisons Predict, avoid, and control reactivity danger with this latest edition of the leading guide Covers every chemical with documented information on reactive hazards; more than 5,000 entries on single elements or compounds, and 5,000 entries on the interactions between two or more compounds Includes five years of new reports, new references to the primary literature, and amplification to existing entries Links similar compounds or incidents that are not obviously related

Handbook of Batch Process Design

  • Filename: handbook-of-batch-process-design.
  • ISBN: 9789400914551
  • Release Date: 2012-12-06
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Author: P.N. Sharratt
  • Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media



Batch processes are used to manufacture many fine organic chemicals, and as such they can be considered to underpin much of the modern chemical industry. Despite widespread use and a consequent huge contribution to wealth creation, batch processes have attracted limited attention outside the user industries. Batch chemicals processing uses a number of core techniques and technologies, such as scheduling and sequence control, agitation and batch filtration. The combination of these technologies with often complex chemistry, the multi-purpose nature of much of this type of plant, the distinctive safety and environmental issues, and a fast moving commercial environment makes the development of a successful batch process a considerable challenge for the chemist or engineer. The literature on the topics covered in this book is fragmented and often not easily accessible, so this handbook has been written to address this problem and to bring together design and process analysis methods in the core areas of batch process design. By combining the science and pragmatism required in the development of successful batch processes this new book provides answers to real problems in an accessible and concise way. Written by an international team of authors drawn from industry, consulting and academe, this book is an essential part of the library of any chemist, technologist or engineer working on the development of new or existing batch processes.

Thermal Hazards of Chemical Reactions

  • Filename: thermal-hazards-of-chemical-reactions.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105009746533
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 407
  • Author: Theodor Grewer
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science



Exothermic reactions used for the production of chemicals present a hazard if they proceed without control. Runaway reactions can result in a blow-off of the reactor top and an emission of reactants and products, possibly followed by a gas explosion. Undesired exothermic reactions initiated during production, purification or storage by excessive temperatures or other causes have similar destructive effects, even if the origin is different. Although the hazards connected with exothermic reactions have been known since the inception of the chemical industry, a systematic knowledge of the possible effects has only been developed in the last 25 years. A number of incidents in the chemical industry, which have been investigated by groups of experts from various companies, have promoted the understanding of these hazards. The author has investigated incidents in plants and tested experimental methods for more than 20 years. In particular he was interested in collecting and comparing safety-relevant data of products. At the end of his industrial career he now believes that it is important to pass on information about this field of activity to younger colleagues who are interested in the safety of chemical plants. The purpose of this book is to provide a basis for understanding the hazards arising from exothermic reactions. Knowledge of the relevant properties is necessary for a safe processing of products and mixtures. The test methods which have been used and developed together with the increasing understanding of the hazards of reactions are particularly important. A critical survey of extensive experimental techniques is provided.

Fine Chemicals Manufacture

  • Filename: fine-chemicals-manufacture.
  • ISBN: 044482202X
  • Release Date: 2001
  • Number of pages: 551
  • Author: Andrzej Cybulski
  • Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing



The sector of fine chemicals, including pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, dyes and pigments, fragrances and flavours, intermediates, and performance chemicals is growing fast. For obvious reasons chemistry is a key to the success in developing new processes for fine chemicals. However, as a rule, chemists formulate results of their work as recipes, which usually lack important information for process development. Fine Chemicals Manufacture, Technology and Engineering is intended to show what is needed to make the recipe more useful for process development purposes and to transform the recipe into an industrial process that will be safe, environmentally friendly, and profitable. The goal of this book is to form a bridge between chemists and specialists of all other branches involved in the scale-up of new processes or modification of existing processes with both a minimum effort and risk and maximum profit when commercializing the process. New techniques for scale-up and optimization of existing processes and improvements in the utilization of process equipment that have been developed in recent years are presented in the book.

Thermal Hazards of Chemical Reactions

  • Filename: thermal-hazards-of-chemical-reactions.
  • ISBN: STANFORD:36105009746533
  • Release Date: 1994
  • Number of pages: 407
  • Author: Theodor Grewer
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science



Exothermic reactions used for the production of chemicals present a hazard if they proceed without control. Runaway reactions can result in a blow-off of the reactor top and an emission of reactants and products, possibly followed by a gas explosion. Undesired exothermic reactions initiated during production, purification or storage by excessive temperatures or other causes have similar destructive effects, even if the origin is different. Although the hazards connected with exothermic reactions have been known since the inception of the chemical industry, a systematic knowledge of the possible effects has only been developed in the last 25 years. A number of incidents in the chemical industry, which have been investigated by groups of experts from various companies, have promoted the understanding of these hazards. The author has investigated incidents in plants and tested experimental methods for more than 20 years. In particular he was interested in collecting and comparing safety-relevant data of products. At the end of his industrial career he now believes that it is important to pass on information about this field of activity to younger colleagues who are interested in the safety of chemical plants. The purpose of this book is to provide a basis for understanding the hazards arising from exothermic reactions. Knowledge of the relevant properties is necessary for a safe processing of products and mixtures. The test methods which have been used and developed together with the increasing understanding of the hazards of reactions are particularly important. A critical survey of extensive experimental techniques is provided.

Hazards X

  • Filename: hazards-x.
  • ISBN: 0891169725
  • Release Date: 1989-10-01
  • Number of pages: 449
  • Author: Norbert Gibson
  • Publisher: CRC Press



The tenth work in an important series of symposia concerning industrial safety. The papers contained in this volume address hazard technology, identifying hazards in specific processes, analyzing and assessing risk and both defining and maintaining safe operating procedures.

Prudent Practices in the Laboratory

  • Filename: prudent-practices-in-the-laboratory.
  • ISBN: 9780309138642
  • Release Date: 2011-03-25
  • Number of pages: 360
  • Author: The Committee on Prudent Practices in the Laboratory: An Update
  • Publisher: National Academies Press



Prudent Practices in the Laboratory--the book that has served for decades as the standard for chemical laboratory safety practice--now features updates and new topics. This revised edition has an expanded chapter on chemical management and delves into new areas, such as nanotechnology, laboratory security, and emergency planning. Developed by experts from academia and industry, with specialties in such areas as chemical sciences, pollution prevention, and laboratory safety, Prudent Practices in the Laboratory provides guidance on planning procedures for the handling, storage, and disposal of chemicals. The book offers prudent practices designed to promote safety and includes practical information on assessing hazards, managing chemicals, disposing of wastes, and more. Prudent Practices in the Laboratory will continue to serve as the leading source of chemical safety guidelines for people working with laboratory chemicals: research chemists, technicians, safety officers, educators, and students.

Lees Loss Prevention in the Process Industries

  • Filename: lees-loss-prevention-in-the-process-industries.
  • ISBN: 9780123977823
  • Release Date: 2012-11-05
  • Number of pages: 3776
  • Author: Frank Lees
  • Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann



Safety in the process industries is critical for those who work with chemicals and hazardous substances or processes. The field of loss prevention is, and continues to be, of supreme importance to countless companies, municipalities and governments around the world, and Lees’ is a detailed reference to defending against hazards. Recognized as the standard work for chemical and process engineering safety professionals, it provides the most complete collection of information on the theory, practice, design elements, equipment, regulations and laws covering the field of process safety. An entire library of alternative books (and cross-referencing systems) would be needed to replace or improve upon it, but everything of importance to safety professionals, engineers and managers can be found in this all-encompassing three volume reference instead. The process safety encyclopedia, trusted worldwide for over 30 years Now available in print and online, to aid searchability and portability Over 3,600 print pages cover the full scope of process safety and loss prevention, compiling theory, practice, standards, legislation, case studies and lessons learned in one resource as opposed to multiple sources

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