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Main Title Prevention Reference Manual: Chemical Specific. Volume 3. Control of Accidental Releases of Hydrogen Cyanide (SCAQMD) (South Coast Air Quality Management District).
Author Davis, D. S. ; DeWolf, G. B. ; Quass, J. D. ;
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Year Published 1987
Report Number DCN-87-203-024-84-24; EPA-68-02-3889; EPA/600/8-87/034C;
Stock Number PB87-227062
Additional Subjects Hydrogen cyanide ; Electroplating ; Prevention ; Accidents ; Toxicity ; Storage ; Materials handling ; Maintenance ; Air pollution control ; Monitors ; Stationary sources ; Accidental releases
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB87-227062 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 89p
The report discusses a strategy (being considered by the South Coast Air Quality Management District--SCAQMD--of Southern California) for reducing the risk of a major accidental air release of toxic chemicals. The strategy, intended to guide both industry and communities, consists of monitoring activities associated with the storage, handling, and use of certain chemicals. The hydrogen cyanide (HCN) manual summarizes technical information that will aid in identifying and controlling release hazards (specific to the SCAQMD) associated with HCN. Because HCN has an IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health) concentration of 50 ppm, it is an acute toxic hazard. The manual identifies the potential causes of accidental releases that apply to processes using cyanides in the SCAQMD and also describes measures that may be taken to reduce the accidental release risk. Such measures include recommendations on plant design practices; prevention, protection, and mitigation technologies; and operation and maintenance practices. Conceptual cost estimates of examples of these measures are provided.