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Main Title Handbook for using foams to control vapors from hazardous spills /
Author Evans, Mark L. ; Carroll, H. A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Carroll, Holly A.
CORP Author Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory.; Science Applications International Corp., McLean, VA.; Environmental Protection Agency, Cincinnati, OH. Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Hazardous Waste Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1986
Report Number EPA/600/8-86/019; 68-03-3113; EPA-68-03-3113; PB87145660
Stock Number PB87-145660
OCLC Number 15179049
Subjects Hazardous substances--United States--Handbooks, manuals, etc.
Additional Subjects Hazardous substances--Accidents ; Air pollution control ; Foam ; Vapors ; Hazardous materials ; Chemical compounds ; Volatility ; Hazardous material spills ; Chemical spills
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJBD ARCHIVE EPA 600-8-86-019 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/10/2011
EJBD  EPA/600/8-86/019 Headquarters Library/Washington,DC 02/28/2007
EJED  EPA/600/8-86/019 OCSPP Chemical Library/Washington,DC 01/01/1988
ELBD  EPA 600-8-86-019 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 04/26/2017
ERAD  EPA 600/8-86-019 Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/26/2013
ESAD  EPA 600-8-86-019 Region 10 Library/Seattle,WA 03/23/2010
NTIS  PB87-145660 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 01/01/1988
Collation vii, 26 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The handbook describes basic types of foams that may be used to control vapor hazards from spilled volatile chemicals. It provides a table to be used by spill response personnel to choose an appropriate foam based on the type of chemical spill. Six general types of foams, surfactant (syndet) foams, aqueous film forming foams (AFFF), alcohol type or polar solvent type foams (ATF), and special foams such as Hazmat NF no. 1 which was developed especially for alkaline spills. The handbook provides the basis for spill responders to evaluate and select a foam for vapor control by using the test methods presented or by considering manufacturers specifications for foam expansion ratios and quarter drainage times. The responder is encouraged to maximize the effectiveness of a foam by trying different nozzles, distances of applications, and thicknesses of the foam layers.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. "July 1986." "Funded wholly or in part by the United States Environmental Protection Agency under Contract no. 68-03-3113 to Science Applications International Corporation"--Page ii. Includes bibliographical references (pages 23-25).