Accession Number:

ADA237945

Title:

Hydrogen Fluoride and Fluorine Dispersion Models Integration Into the Air Force Dispersion Assessment Model. Volume 1

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Mar 1989-30 Nov 1990

Corporate Author:

TECHNOLOGY AND MANAGEMENT SYSTEMS INC BURLINGTON MA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-12-07

Pagination or Media Count:

157.0

Abstract:

Hydrogen fluoride and fluorine are two of the chemicals that are handled, transported, and used by the U.S. Air Force. Because of the need to develop contingency planning to manage potential accidents involving the release of either of these two toxic chemicals, dispersion models have been developed and integrated into the Air Force Dispersion Assessment Model ADAM system. The thermodynamic aspects of the AF polymerization reaction and dissociation when mixed with air have been modeled and considered in dispersion calculations. The dispersion results have been compared with test results from the Goldfish Series of field tests. The agreement is good between predicted and measured parameters such as cloud temperature, cloud width, and downwind concentration. The mixing of fluorine with ambient air has been modeled. Dispersion results for Fluorine are presented however, due to the absence of any field data, no verification of predicted results are possible.

Subject Categories:

  • Polymer Chemistry

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE