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Main Title Prevention Reference Manual: Chemical Specific. Volume 2. Control of Accidental Releases of Chlorine (SCAQMD) (South Coast Air Quality Management District).
Author Davis, D. S. ; DeWolf, G. B. ; Quass, J. D. ; Wert, K. P. ;
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-87-203-024-84-23; EPA-68-02-3889; EPA/600/8-87/034B;
Stock Number PB87-227054
Additional Subjects Chlorine ; Manuals ; Disinfection ; Prevention ; Accidents ; Toxicity ; Storage ; Materials handling ; Maintenance ; Bleaching agents ; Packaging ; Risk assessment ; Monitors ; Air pollution control ; Stationary sources ; Accidental releases
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NTIS  PB87-227054 Most EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. Check with individual libraries about paper copy. 06/21/1988
Collation 131p
Abstract
The manual discusses reducing the risk associated with an accidental release of chlorine. It identifies some of the potential causes of accidental releases that apply to the processes that use chlorine. It also identifies examples of potential causes, as well as 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. It provides conceptual cost estimates of possible prevention, protection, and mitigation measures. Chlorine is a highly reactive and corrosive liquid that boils at room temperature. It has an IDLH (immediately dangerous to life and health) concentration of 25 ppm, which makes it a substantial acute toxic hazard. Accidental releases of toxic chemicals at Bhopal and Chernobyl have 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 this problem long before these events. These same portions of the industry have made advances in the area.