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Title: Modeling an explosion : the devil is in the details

Author: Hart, Peter W.; Rudie, Alan W.;

Date: 2011

Source: Chemical engineering education. Vol. 45, no. 1 (winter 2011): p. 15-20.

Publication Series: Scientific Journal (JRNL)

Description: The Chemical Safety and Hazards Investigation Board has recently encouraged chemical engineering faculty to address student knowledge about reactive hazards in their curricula. This paper presents a simple approach that may be used to illustrate the importance of these types of safety considerations.

Keywords: Decomposition, contamination, risk management, explosives, safety measures, wood-pulp industry, bleaching, pulping, hydrogen peroxide, oxidation, industrial safety, pulp mills, catalysis, chemical reactions, pressure, industrial chemistry, kinetics, pulp bleaching, explosions

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Hart, Peter W.; Rudie, Alan W. 2011. Modeling an explosion: the devil is in the details. Chemical Engineering Education. 45(1): 15-20.


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