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ID (ISN) del documento50333
Número CIS 88-1674
ISSN - Título de la serie 0304-3894 - Journal of Hazardous Materials
Año 1987
Número de serie
Autor(es) Singh M.P., Ghosh S.
Título Bhopal gas tragedy: Model simulation of the dispersion scenario
Información bibliográfica Dec. 1987, Vol.17, No.1, p.1-22. Illus. 17 ref.
Resumen The physicochemical properties of methyl isocyanate (MIC) and its biological activity, as well as the probable cause of the accident, are discussed. The role of meteorology and topography with regard to the dispersion process is also documented. To obtain an estimate of the possible concentration levels of MIC in the atmosphere, an analytic dispersion model has been formulated. The model output gives an estimate of the ground level concentration and the approximate time of arrival of the plume front in the various affected localities. Dry deposition and the aqueous phase conversion of MIC with the humid atmosphere were also featured in the model. The model results seem to be fairly well correlated with the scantily available mortality distribution records. The effects of the gas on animals, plants and humans are described.
Descriptores (primarios) India; emisión de gases; isocianato de metilo; modelos matemáticos; nubes de vapor; catástrofes; gases tóxicos
Descriptores (secundarios) efectos biológicos; condiciones meteorológicas
Tipo de documento D - Artículos periódicos
Tema(s) Química, hidrocarburos,plásticos, caucho
Broad subject area(s) Incendios, explosiones y riesgos mayores
Navegación por categoria(s) Natural phenomena
Isocyanates
Cyano compounds
Explosions