Authors: Massimiliano Fabbricino, Roberto Andreozzi, Laura Clarizia, Alessandra Cesaro, Grazia Policastro, Concetta Di Giovanni

Safety in Chemical and Process Industries: A Comprehensive Assessment

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Library License: US $196
ISBN: 978-981-5165-77-7 (Print)
ISBN: 978-981-5165-76-0 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2023
DOI: 10.2174/97898151657601230101

Introduction

Nowadays, huge amounts of chemicals are commercialized, shipped, stored, and converted to ensure the commercial availability of goods of daily use. Different hazards are involved in the use of these chemicals due to their intrinsic physicochemical properties. Several accidents have occurred in the past due to these hazards in chemical and process industries with serious consequences for people, buildings, and the environment.

Safety in Chemical and Process Industries: A Comprehensive Assessment provides basic knowledge on safety procedures and experimental techniques for evaluating risks related to storage, transport, and transformation of hazardous materials. The book is designed for undergraduate and graduate students of Chemical, Materials, and Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, and Environmental Science.

Key features:

  • - Provides a strong foundation on safety management and risk assessment for chemical handling and management
  • - Tackles the management of contaminated industrial sites
  • - Focuses on the risk assessment to set remediation goals
  • - Includes information on Health Impact Assessments
  • - Includes detailed references for advanced readers at PhD or postdoc levels

The book is organized in the following core topics that are part of relevant course modules:

  • - Fundamentals of thermal explosions and calorimetric techniques (Chapters 1-3)
  • - Homogeneous and heterogeneous explosions (Chapters 4-7)
  • - Consequences of fires and heterogeneous explosions (Chapter 8)
  • - Industrial hygiene and toxicology (Chapter 9)
  • - Preventive safety measures and protective measures (Chapter 10)
  • - Risk assessment for industrially contaminated sites (Chapter 11)
  • - Health impact assessment within environmental impact assessment studies (Chapter 12)

Audience: Primary audience: undergraduate and graduate students of Chemical, Materials, and Environmental Engineering, Chemistry, and Environmental Science. Secondary audience: Chemistry and environmental engineering doctoral and postdoctoral candidates.