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April 1, 2006
    Hydrogen is widely employed for hydrogenation and other purposes in chemicals manufacture, petroleum refining and other chemical process industries (Hydrogen: The Real Action Is Today, CE, February, pp. 28ff), and it holds promise as a fuel. However, this gas is highly explosive, prone to leakage and permeation, and difficult to detect, so special care must be taken during process engineering...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/fire_protection/How-to-Handle-Hydrogen-In-Process-Plants_2815.html
March 1, 2006
Phosgene is widely used for making fine chemicals, pharmaceutical intermediates, and polymers such as isocyanates, polyurethanes and polycarbonates. But phosgene is highly toxic, and although gas detectors are required to monitor for dangerous leaks, they cannot determine if workers have been exposed to low (below-threshold) concentrations over long periods of time, says...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Chementator-A-dosimeter-monitors-long-term-exposure-to-phosgene_2856.html
March 1, 2006
Toshishige M. Suzuki and his colleagues at the Tohoku Center of National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science & Technology (AIST; Sendai, Japan; edlinks.che.com/5827-538) has developed a new analytical test strip that can quickly detect parts-per-billion (ppb) concentrations of heavy metal ions in water. Up to now, existing test strips for metal ions have not been sensitive enough to detect ppb...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Chementator-A-litmus-test-for-heavy-metals_2912.html
March 1, 2006
    A direct link between the size of particles and their potential for causing health problems is what has the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA; Washington, D.C.; epa.gov) concerned about particulate matter (PM) that is 10µm in diameter or smaller. Renewed concerns have prompted the chemical process industries (CPI) to seek out more efficient dust-control systems that can handle...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Dust-collection-focuses-on-smaller-particles_3070.html
March 1, 2006
The presence of arsenic minerals, such as enargite and tennantite, in some copper-bearing ore bodies, can be a problem for those wishing to recover the copper. When delivering copper concentrates to smelters in Australia, for example, miners are subjected to substantial penalties if...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/hazardous_substances/Chementator-Selective-flotation_2914.html
March 1, 2006
    Solvents have been used for centuries and in all type of industries for the processing, manufacturing and formulation of goods. In the chemical process industries (CPI), solvents are used in various process-operation steps such as separation (of gas, liquid and/or solid), reaction (as reaction medium, reactant, and carrier), degreasing, washing and many more. As part of product formulations...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/overpressure_and_runaways/A-Modern-Approach-to-Solvent-Selection_2775.html
February 1, 2006
Last month, TÜV Anlagantechnik GmbH, Automation, Software and Information Technology (Cologne, Germany) granted protocol-type approval for the Fieldbus Foundation (FF; Austin, Tex.; edlinks.che.com/5826-541) safety-instrumented-systems (SIS) specifications. The specifications are in compliance with International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) 61508 standard requirements up to, and including, safety...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/Chementator-FF-granted-TUV-approval-for-SIS-specifications_2894.html
January 1, 2006
Reader feedback tells us that maintaining process-plant safety is an area of perennial concern. That, doubtless, explains why Carolyn Merritt, chair and chief executive officer of the U.S. Chemical Safety and Hazard Investigation Board (CSB; Washington, D.C.), drew a large audience during her keynote address at the Chem Show in New York two months ago. For attendees of that Show who heard her, or who read...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/A-deplorable-tendency-for-accident-related-risks_3091.html
January 1, 2006
An electronic nose capable of distinguishing between cigarette smoke and smoke from an office or factory fire has been developed by a consortium of nine European companies and research institutions, with funding from the EU’s IST (Information Society Technologies) program. A...
http://www.che.com/environmental_health_and_safety/plant_and_personnel_safety/alarm_mgmt/Chementator-Smelling-false-alarms_2875.html
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