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|Material Type:||Conference publication|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Alfred Nobel; John E Dolan; Stanley S Langer; Royal Society of Chemistry.
|Notes:||"The proceedings of the Symposium on Explosives in the Service of Man: the Nobel Heritage held on 9-11 December 1996 in Glasgow"|
|Description:||x, 243 s. : ill., tab.|
|Contents:||Part 1 Historical: the gunpowder era, James Jeacocke; the Nobel era, John E. Dolan. Part 2 Legislation and safety: explosives legislation, G.R Williamson; the CEN harmonization programme, Frank M. Murray; accidents involving explosives and the need for safety related research, R.K. Wharton. Part 3 Security and high energy explosives: modern explosives and nitration techniques, N. Paul; explosives detection by ion mobility spectrometry, Rod Wilson; security and forensic sciences as applied to modern explosives, Chris Ronay. Part 4 Explosives design and bulk explosives: descriptions of condensed phase detonations based on chemical thermodynamics, M. Braithwaite; bulk explosives, William Mather. Part 5 Oilfield applications and vibration: perforating - an oilfield application of explosives, Andrew Pettit; environmental effects of blasting - recent experiences, R. Farnfield. Part 6 Blast performance: experience with smart electronic detonator systems, Vivian Patz; blast performance management, James A. Hackett; controlled blasting operations and high wall stability in surface mining in Australia, Bruce C. Pilcher. Part 7 Blasting practice: marine blasting for rock excavation, P. Francis; tunnel blasting - recent developments, T.E. White; definition and control of highwalls at Butterwell open cast coal site using pre-split rock blasting, D.W. Horne; evening lecture - Alfred Nobel - the ultimate rocket and constructive explosions in space, Anders Hansson.|
|Series Title:||Special publication / Royal Society of Chemistry, 203.|
|Responsibility:||edited by John E. Dolan, Stanley S. Langer.|