Thermal Hazards of Chemical Reactions book cover

Thermal Hazards of Chemical Reactions

Researchers and practitioners in the chemical industry and consultants to the industry


Published: April 2015

Imprint: Elsevier

ISBN: 978-0-444-52226-9


  • Preface
    Chapter 1. Introduction
    Chapter 2. Phenomenology of explosions in reacting systems
    - Primary and secondary reactions
    - Exothermic decomposition
    - Autocatalytic reactions
    - Thermal explosion
    - Deflagration, detonation
    Chapter 3. Test methods for exothermic decomposition and secondary reactions
    -  Temperature-programmed and isothermal tests
    -  Self-heating tests, Gas evolution and pressure rise
    -  Deflagration and Detonation tests
    Chapter 4. Discussion of characteristic data of exothermic decomposition
    Chapter 5. Exothermic secondary reactions
    Chapter 6. Primary reactions
    Chapter 7. Incidents in chemical processes
    22 typical case histories  
    Chapter 8. Thermal explosion and runaway under practical conditions
    Chapter 9. Thermal hazard evaluation of chemical reactions
    Chapter 10. Safety relevant data of chemicals
    - Comment to Tables 10.1 and 10.2
    - Table 10.1. Safety relevant data of chemicals
    - Table 10.2. Substances of no exothermic decomposition 


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