Chemical Risk Analysis: A Practical Handbook

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In this handbook are included the principal methodological tools and data required to comprehend, evaluate and execute analysis of chemical risk in practical working situations." "In addition to the extensive theoretical treatments of the subject, the extensive lists of descriptions of dangerous reactions and the numerous dangerous property tables, a remarkably extensive compilation, providing data on more than 1900 chemicals, organic and inorganic." "Chemical Risk Analysis will be of particular value to safety specialists in industry, process and safety specialists, those involved in the development and use of analytical procedures in industry and the universities, and lectures and trainers in chemical hazard and risk analysis.

This handbook includes the principal methodological tools and data required to comprehend, evaluate and execute analysis of chemical risk in practical working situations.

A unique feature of the book, in addition to the extensive theoretical treatments of the subject, is the multitude of dangerous property tables, a remarkably extensive compilation, providing data on more than 1900 products, organic and inorganic. These tables are supplemented through the text by numerous figures and other tables, helping make this publication both comprehensive and accessible.

An additional feature of this book is the description of numerous experiments conducted in the author's laboratory, designed to test the various hazard test criteria in current use. Full assessments of the results are presented and these compared with the results of other procedures in current use. This feature will provide valuable material for those engaged in research on the subject, as well as the specialist practitioner who, as the author is able to show, cannot always take the results of conventional wisdom and mandatory regulation for granted in ensuring safety.

This book is intended

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"An important addition to the literature on risk analysis, not only an information-packed, working handbook, but also a provocative inspiring theoretical treatise and record of numerous case studies by the author and others… It must be read by, and available to, all safety specialists in the process industries and those involved in the teaching, development and use of chemical hazard and risk analysis procedures."
—Occupational Safety and Health
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781857180282
  • Publisher: Elsevier Science
  • Publication date: 6/1/2000
  • Pages: 600
  • Product dimensions: 1.13 (w) x 10.00 (h) x 7.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Professor at the University of Paris-Nord, where he specialises in risk chemistry. He also is regularly employed as a risk expert for major industrial chemical groups. The English language edition consultant, Keith Cassidy, Franklin Medallist of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, lectures widely and is author of more than 100 papers on risk regulation, assessment and management and control of major chemical hazards. He is past Chairman of the UK Hazard and Risk Methodologies Group and until recently was Head of UK’s Health and Safety Major Hazards Unit.

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Table of Contents

Publishers note 15
Preface 17
Preface to English language edition 21
Glossary of symbols and abbreviations 25
Introduction - Analysis of risk, prevention, protection 29
1 Flammability 35
1.1 Vapour pressure 36
1.2 Limits of flammability 50
1.3 Flashpoints 56
1.4 Autoignition temperatures (AIT) 71
1.5 Fire hazard risk; methods of classification 80
2 Stability 93
2.1 Experimental methods of determination 94
2.2 Qualitative approach to instability 96
2.3 Quantitative approach: The CHETAH programme 101
2.4 Other quantitative approaches 119
2.5 Classification of instability risk 120
3 Toxicity 125
3.1 Substance toxicity: evaluation parameters 126
3.2 Establishing level of toxic risk of substances 129
3.3 Problems posed by the determination of toxicity risk levels 133
3.4 Quantitative estimation methods 134
3.5 Case study 138
3.6 Proposal for quantitative index for toxic risk 140
4 Dangerous reactions: methodology 143
4.1 Dangerous reactions: information parameters 144
4.2 Qualitative approach 146
4.3 Quantitative estimation of dangerous character of a reaction 155
5 Dangerous reactions of inorganic chemicals 163
6 Dangerous reactions of organic chemicals 235
6.1 Hydrocarbons 235
6.2 Alcohols and glycols 248
6.3 Phenols 258
6.4 Ethers 260
6.5 Halogen derivatives 272
6.6 Amines 285
6.7 Nitrated derivatives 292
6.8 Aldehydes, ketones and acetals 307
6.9 Carboxylic acids 315
6.10 Esters 321
6.11 Acid anhydrides and chlorides 327
6.12 Nitriles 334
6.13 Amides and analogues 338
6.14 Miscellaneous substances 345
7 Inorganic elements and their compounds 359
8 Organic compounds 385
9 Tables of chemical names and corresponding formulae 459
9.1 Inorganic substances 459
9.2 Organic substances 470
Publications and Internet Site Bibliography 493
Chemicals Index 495
Subject Index 527
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