Accession Number:

ADA229917

Title:

Classification of Floating Chris Chemicals for the Development of a Spill Response Manual

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Oct 1984-May 1988,

Corporate Author:

MAXIMA CORP OAK RIDGE TN ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY DIV

Report Date:

1989-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

264.0

Abstract:

Physico-chemical criteria were established and subjected to the chemical compounds listed in CHRIS to select those chemicals which are immiscible and float on water. This information was compiled in a menu-driven data base for easy access. As the result of this work, 294 CHRIS chemicals were found to be floaters. A literature review was conducted also to review available spill containment and recovery equipment and techniques for the application toward floating hazardous chemical spills. No single technology or equipment was found to effectively apply for the containment and recovery of spilled floating chemicals. Specific deficiencies and problems inherent in existing technologies were identified. A hazard and toxicity ranking system was developed and applied to the floating chemicals for groupings by degrees of flammability and toxicity hazards. These groupings include highly flammable through noncombustible and highly toxic through non-toxic and the combination of degrees of hazards. JS

Subject Categories:

  • Protective Equipment
  • Environmental Health and Safety

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE