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The handbook of hazardous materials spills technology

The handbook of hazardous materials spills technology

Author: Mervin F Fingas
Publisher: New York : McGraw-Hill, ©2002.
Series: McGraw-Hill handbooks
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
This book gives you everything needed for efficient planning, guide preparation, and response. Data tables, charts, statistics, technology solutions, and information on specific chemicals make everything from prevention to final reports easier. Offers an up-to date and comprehensive guide to technology and cleanup; the best collection of technology to deal with spills and spill modeling; effective, practical  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
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All Authors / Contributors: Mervin F Fingas
ISBN: 007135171X 9780071351713
OCLC Number: 1079845637
Description: 1 volume (various pagings) : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part I: Hazardous Material Programs. Chapter 1: Preparedness for and Response to Accidental Marine Pollution. Chapter 2: Awareness and Preparedness for Emergencies at Local Level. Chapter 3: Response Options for Accidents and Spills of Hazardous Materials in France. Chapter 4: Hazardous Materials Emergencies in New Zealand. Chapter 5: CHEMTREC (The Chemical Transportation Emergency Center). Chapter 6: SQAS: Safety and Quality Assessment Systems for the Transport/Storage/Handling of Chemicals. Chapter 7: Regulations for Transporting Hazardous Materials in France. Chapter 8: International Chemical Environment (ICE)--Emergency Response. Part II: Nuclear Emergencies. Chapter 9: Response to Nuclear or Radiological Emergencies. Part III: Risk Assessment. Chapter 10: Risk Assessment and Management with a Focus on Releases of Hazardous Materials. Chapter 11: Liability in Emergency Management. Chapter 12: Risk-Based Concept for the Safety Assessment of Handling of Ammunition and Explosives by Swiss Forces and Administration. Part IV: Spill Countermeasures. Chapter 13: Containment and Confinement of Hazardous Chemical Spills. Chapter 14: Cleanup of Chemical Spills Using Air Sparging. Chapter 15: Sorbents for Chemical Spill Treatment. Chapter 16: Analysis of Hazardous Materials Using Equipment in Vehicle-Portable (Level 3) Spill Response Vehicles. Part V: Spill Modeling. Chapter 17: Practical Uses of Air Plume Modeling in Chemical Emergencies. Chapter 18: Spreading of Cold Dense Clouds. Chapter 19: Evaluation Methodologies for Dense Gas Dispersion Models. Chapter 20: Modeling Oil Spills on River Systems: Evaluation of Aqueous Concentrations. Chapter 21: Boiling Liquid Expanding Vapor Explosions (BLEVEs): The Causes and Consequences--Recent Evidence. Chapter 22: Modeling and Understanding BLEVEs. Chapter 23: U.S. DOE HAZMAT Spill Center Database. Chapter 24: Fugacity Modeling to Predict Long-Term Environmental Fate of Chemicals from Hazardous Spills. Chapter 25: Contaminant Concentration Fluctuations. Chapter 26: Debris Hazard from Accidental Explosions in Underground Storage Facilities: A Case Study on Modeling of Debris Throw. Chapter 27: Modeling Atmospheric Dispersion of Heavier-than-Air Clouds Containing Aerosol. Part VI: Disposal. Chapter 28: Disposal of Waste. Chapter 29: Disposal of Small-Scale Spills. Part VII: Safety. Chapter 30: Review of Personal Protective Equipment for Spill Situations. Chapter 31: Risk Communication of Chemical Accidents. Part VIII: Perspectives on Specific Chemicals. Chapter 32: Perspectives on Specific Substances: Ammonia. Chapter 33: Perspectives on Specific Substances: Chlorine. Chapter 34: Perspectives on Specific Substances: Methyl tert-Butyl Ether (MTBE). Chapter 35: Perspectives on Specific Substances: Sulfuric Acid. Chapter 36: Perspectives on Specific Substances: Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs). Chapter 37: Sulfur Trioxide and Oleum. Chapter 38: Perspectives on Specific Substances: Pentachlorophenol. Chapter 39: Sodium Cyanide: Properties, Toxicity, Uses and Environmental Impacts: Pentachlorophenol. Part IX: Case Histories: Chapter 40: Long-Range Consequences of a Major Ammonia Accident at Ionava, Lithuania, in 1989. Chapter 41: Historical Analysis of Natural Gas Accidents. Chapter 42: The Disaster and Its Aftermath. Chapter 43: Chemical Spills at Sea: Case Studies. Part X: Chemical Spill Data. Chapter 44: Development of a Chemical Spill Priority List for Environment Canada. Chapter 45: Searching for Information on Chemical Products on the Internet.
Series Title: McGraw-Hill handbooks
Responsibility: Merv Fingas, editor-in-chief.
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