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Document ID (ISN)62484
CIS number 94-962
ISSN - Serial title Tiefbau-Berufsgenossenschaft
Year 1993
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Wilhelm V.
Title Occupational safety and health on waste disposal sites - Hazards and pollution by gas emissions
Original title Arbeitsschutz an Deponien - Gefńhrdungen und Belastungen durch Deponiegas [in German]
Bibliographic information 1993, Vol.105, No.9, p.614-616, 618-619. Illus. 4 ref.
Abstract Anaerobic decomposition of the organic components in waste produces a gas which consists mainly of carbon dioxide and methane. It also contains traces of harmful substances such as dichloromethane, hydrogen sulfide, benzene and vinyl chloride. A design of outgassing facilities which prevents explosions and health hazards is outlined.
Descriptors (primary) gas emission; dichloromethane; vinyl chloride; carbon dioxide; waste disposal; methane; benzene; explosive atmospheres; hydrogen sulfide
Descriptors (secondary) explosion protection; safety by design; health hazards; explosion prevention
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceGermany
Subject(s) Toxic and dangerous substances
Broad subject area(s) Chemical safety
Browse category(ies) Natural phenomena
Inorganic substances
Waste collection and disposal
Carbon dioxide
Halogenated hydrocarbons
Aromatic hydrocarbons
Inorganic sulfur compounds
Aliphatic and alicyclic hydrocarbons