Accession Number:

ADP006369

Title:

Atmospheric Chemistry of Propellant Vapors

Descriptive Note:

Conference Paper

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE ENGINEERING AND SERVICES CENTER TYNDALL AFB FL TYNDALL AFB United States

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1990-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

14.0

Abstract:

Hydrazine HZ fuels are used as examples of the relatively rapid chemical processes that may occur when propellants are released into the atmosphere from normal handling or during accidents. The experimental procedures used to study these processes are reviewed along with postulated chemical reaction mechanisms and measured reaction rates and products. Results show that chemical processes that occur on a time scale comparable with meteorological processes must be considered in the development of dispersion models. These models must also account for the potential formation of toxic reaction products.

Subject Categories:

  • Air Pollution and Control
  • Toxicology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE