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ID (ISN) del documento109199
Número CIS 09-170
ISSN - Título de la serie 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Año 2008
Número de serie
Autor(es) Li X.R., Koseki H., Iwata Y.
Título Risk assessment on processing facility of raw organic garbage
Información bibliográfica June 2008, Vol.154, Nos.1-3, p.38-43. Illus. 14 ref.
Resumen This article presents work done in order to investigate the cause of an explosion during the processing of raw garbage in a volume-reduction processing facility at a Japanese shopping mall. Variable onset temperatures of the exothermal reaction were found as a function of oil content, decreasing from 150°C in the samples containing 10.9-14.1% oil to 114°C when the oil content reached 40%. The disposal process was then simulated in a laboratory-scale facility heated by hot air of 150°C blown into the bottom through nozzles. In the case of the dried garbage containing 14.1% oil, white smoke emitted after several hours, accompanied by an abrupt rise of the temperatures in particular at the bottom of the facility. The maximum temperature reached 1070°C, accompanied by the emission of several gases, including carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, hydrogen, methane and ethane. Probable mechanisms explaining the observed explosion are discussed.
Descriptores (primarios) análisis de las causas del accidente; Japón; tiendas; eliminación de desechos; basura; explosiones; supermercados
Descriptores (secundarios) reacciones exotérmicas; óxido de carbono; dióxido de carbono; investigación en materia de accidentes; metano; etano; atmósferas explosivas; hidrógeno
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
País / Estado o ProvinciaJapón
Tema(s) Incendios, explosiones
Broad subject area(s) Incendios, explosiones y riesgos mayores
Navegación por categoria(s) Explosions
Waste collection and disposal
Retail industry
Accident research