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Main Title Control and Mitigation Systems for Accidental Releases of Toxic Chemicals.
Author Krishnan, E. R. ; Utrecht, P. W. ; Bare, J. C. ;
CORP Author PEI Associates, Inc., Cincinnati, OH.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1988
Report Number EPA-68-02-3995; EPA/600/D-88/099;
Stock Number PB88-213020
Additional Subjects Air pollution control ; Toxicity ; Inspection ; Maintenance ; Hazardous materials spill ; Toxic substances ; Chemical spills ; Accidental releases ; Industrial flares ; Scrubbers ; Stationary sources
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB88-213020 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation 18p
The paper discusses control and mitigation systems for accidental releases of toxic chemicals. A review of the control/mitigation system data base developed during an EPA study reveals that the major control measure employed by industry for accidental releases is routine process inspections. For control devices, flares and scrubbers were found to be the control systems of choice for handling such releases. The types of accidental release control systems appear to be chemical-specific, although insufficient data were available per chemical to establish trends for different chemicals. The mitigation systems data base revealed a variety of techniques (e.g., water misting, dikes, foam covers) in industry for limiting the spread of an accidental release. The limited data base did not allow any clear trends to be established for mitigation systems by type of chemical. The control/mitigation system data base also pointed out that companies viewed improved inspections and equipment testing as the best way to prevent accidental releases.