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Abstract

This study focuses on the analysis of accidental events resulting in the unwanted formation and release of hazardous substances not present on site in normal conditions. The typical accident scenarios involving unwanted and unforeseen reactions were identified. Data on the chemical systems involved in the accidents and on the substances formed were collected and organized in a specifically developed database. The information collected shows the relevance of the hazards due to the formation and release of hazardous substances as a consequence of out of control conditions in industrial facilities. In the perspective of the application of the Seveso-II Directive, the complex links existing between the chemical system present in normal conditions and the substances that may be formed in accidental events require the development of a systematic approach to the problem.

Additional information

Authors: COZZANI V, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Chimica Industriale e Scienza dei Materiali (IT);ZANELLI S, Università degli Studi di Pisa, Dipartimento di Ingegneria Chimica, Chimica Industriale e Scienza dei Materiali (IT);AMENDOLA A, JRC Ispra (IT)
Bibliographic Reference: Article: La Chimica e L'Industria (1997)
Record Number: 199711032 / Last updated on: 1997-09-16
Category: PUBLICATION
Original language: en
Available languages: en