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Main Title Prevention reference manual : chemical specific. Volume 11, Control of accidental releases of ammonia /
Author Davis, D. S. ; DeWolf, G. B. ; Quass, J. D. ; Stohs, M.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Davis, Daniel S.
CORP Author Radian Corp., Austin, TX.;Environmental Protection Agency, Research Triangle Park, NC. Air and Energy Engineering Research Lab.
Publisher Air and Energy Engineering Research Laboratory, Office of Research and Development, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 1987
Report Number EPA/600/8-87/034 K; DCN-87-203-023-94-15; EPA-68-02-3994
Stock Number PB87-231262
OCLC Number 29456609
Subjects Ammonia--Environmental aspects--United States
Additional Subjects Ammonia ; Industrial processes ; Design ; Emission ; Accidents ; Toxicity ; Cost estimates ; Maintenance ; Accidental releases ; Stationary sources ; Air pollution control
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
ERAD  EPA 600/8-87-034k Region 9 Library/San Francisco,CA 02/18/1994
NTIS  PB87-231262 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ix, 150 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
The report discusses the control of accidental releases of ammonia to the atmosphere. Ammonia has an IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health) concentration of 500 ppm, making it an acute toxic hazard. Reducing the risk associated with an accidental release of ammonia involves identifying some of the potential causes of accidental releases that apply to process facilities that use ammonia. This manual identifies examples of potential causes and 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 example prevention, protection, and mitigation measures are provided. The accidental release of a toxic chemical at Bhopal, India, in 1984 was a milestone in creating increased public awareness of toxic release problems. As a result of other, perhaps less dramatic, incidents in the past, portions of the chemical industry were aware of the problem long before Bhopal.
Distributed to depository libraries in microfiche. Shipping list no.: 92-0383-M. "August 1987." "EPA/600/8-87/034k." "Contract no. 68-02-3994." Includes bibliographical references (p. 141-145). Microfiche.