Thermal Hazards of Chemical Reactions


  • Theodor Grewer
  • Richard Rogers


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


Book information

  • Published: April 2015
  • Imprint: ELSEVIER
  • ISBN: 978-0-444-52226-9

Table of Contents

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