ILO Home
Go to the home page
Site map | Contact us Franšais | Espa˝ol

CISDOC database

Document ID (ISN)66451
CIS number 96-965
ISBN(s) 0-8169-0681-5
Year 1995
Convention or series no.
Author(s) DeVaull G.E., King J.A., Lantzy R.J., Fontaine D.J.
Center for Chemical Process Safety
Title Understanding atmospheric dispersion of accidental releases
Bibliographic information American Institute of Chemical Engineers (AIChE), 345 East 47th Street, New York, NY 10017-2395, USA, 1995. xii, 44p. Illus. 37 ref. Price: USD 50.00 (USA and Canada); USD 70.00 (elsewhere).
Abstract Contents of this manual: introduction to the processes involved in accidental releases and the resulting downwind transport and dilution of gases, vapours and aerosols; meteorology and turbulence; estimates of release rates from leaks and ruptures; liquid pool evaporation; buoyant and dense-gas jet releases; low-velocity dense-gas releases; passive dispersion; complex flow considerations; toxic vapour hazard evaluations; computer models.
Descriptors (primary) gases; vapour clouds; atmospheric pollution; leakage; major hazards
Descriptors (secondary) emergency exposure limits; manuals; velocity of flow; wind
Document type E - Books, reports, proceedings
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Environmental pollution
Broad subject area(s) Fires, explosions and major hazards
Browse category(ies) Major hazards
Environmental pollution
Air pollution
Explosions