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OLS Field Name OLS Field Data
Main Title Hazardous materials chemistry for emergency responders /
Author Burke, Robert
Publisher CRC Press, Taylor & Francis,
Year Published 2013
OCLC Number 613423679
ISBN 9781439849859; 1439849854; 1439849862; 9781439849866; 9781138074651; 1138074659
Subjects Hazardous substances. ; Hazardous Substances--chemistry. ; Hazardous Substances--adverse effects. ; Emergency Responders. ; Emergencies. ; Occupational Exposure. ; SCIENCE--Environmental Science. ; SCIENCE--Chemistry--General.
Internet Access
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Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
EJAM  T55.3.H3B87 2013 Region 3 Library/Philadelphia, PA 06/02/2014
ELBM  T55.3.H3B87 2013 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 02/03/2020
Edition Third edition.
Collation xxvi, 527 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Includes bibliographical references (pages 509-510) and index.
Contents Notes
"Written in the same clear, concise style that made the previous editions bestsellers, this book provides easy to understand chemistry for responders to use to handle hazardous materials emergencies on a daily basis. It provides the fundamentals of "street chemistry" that emergency response personnel need to know, with a focus on hazmat elements. This edition includes new review questions with answers and new incident examples. It also introduces the new United Nations GHS system for classification and labeling of chemicals, updates the NFPA requirements, and provides information on ethanol and other alternative automotive fuels"-- Ch.1 Introduction -- ch.2 Basics of chemistry -- ch. 3 Explosives -- ch. 4 Compressed gases -- ch.5 Flammable liquids -- ch. 6 Flammable solids -- ch. 7 Oxidizers -- ch. 8 Poisons -- ch. 9 Radioactive materials -- ch. 10 Corrosives -- ch. 11 Miscellaneous hazardous materials -- ch. 12 Incompatible and unstable chemicals.