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Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders - Robert Burke

Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders

Hardcover Published: 17th June 2013
ISBN: 9781439849859
Number Of Pages: 553

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The third edition of a bestseller, Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders continues to provide the fundamentals of "street chemistry" required by emergency response personnel. Emergency response and hazmat expert Robert Burke takes the basics of chemistry appropriate for response personnel and puts it into understandable terms. The author has retained the style and format that made the previous editions so popular while updating the information to keep the book relevant.

See What's in the Third Edition:

  • Expanded section on Ethanol and its hazards to responders
  • Update of NFPA 472 Chemistry requirements
  • Revised section on "hazmat elements" with more hazards and response issues
  • Includes a focus on the importance of the "hazmat elements" of chemical families
  • New incident examples
  • New photographs and graphics

The chapters are organized by the nine U.S. Department of Transportation's hazard classes. Almost every hazardous material presents more than one hazard; the DOT's placarding and labeling system only identifies the most severe hazards. Therefore, the book provides additional information about hidden hazards for each hazard class. It discusses individual chemicals, their hazards and their physical and chemical characteristics, both as distinct chemicals and within chemical families.

The book offers a concise presentation of the topics of most importance to emergency responders on a day-to-day basis. It provides the basic chemistry a responder needs to understand chemical terminology and communicate with others about the chemicals involved in hazardous materials incidents.

"The approach and selection of topics is straightforward and logical with chapters building on material in previous sections. The selection of topics is comprehensive. ... Hazardous Materials Chemistry has been the primary textbook for teaching new hazmat crews for almost two decades and this updated new edition will be no exception."
-Harry J. Elston, Ph.D., CIH, Editor, Journal of Chemical Health & Safety

Introduction The Basics of Chemistry The Atom Ionic Bonding Covalent Bonding Salts Non-Metal Compounds Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Chemical Statistics Review Questions Explosives Definitions Phases of Explosions Types of Explosions Components of an Explosion Types of Chemical Explosives Yield vs. Order Divisions 1.1 to 1.3 Divisions 1.4 to 1.6 Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Military Explosives Review Questions Compressed Gases Flammable Gases Flammable Range Vapor Density Hydrocarbon Families Hydrocarbon Derivatives Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Non-Flammable Gases Hydrocarbon Derivatives Incidents Poison Gases Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Review Questions Flammable Liquids Effects of Temperature Boiling Point Flash Point Factors Affecting Boiling Point Vapor Density Specific Gravity Polymerization/Plastics Ignition Temperature Flammable Range Animal/Vegetable Oils Fire Extinguishing Agents Hydrocarbons Hydrocarbon Derivatives Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Review Questions Flammable Solids Division 4.1 Flammable Solids Sublimation/Flash Point Solids Incidents Combustible Dusts Division 4.2 Spontaneously Combustible Spontaneous Ignition Pyrophoric Solids and Liquids Incidents Division 4.3 Dangerous When Wet Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Review Questions Oxidizers Division 5.1 Oxidizers Oxysalts Peroxide Salts Inorganic Acid Oxidizers Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Division 5.2 Organic Peroxides Incident Review Questions Poisons Types of Exposure Routes of Exposure Effects of Exposure Etiologic Effects Variables of Toxic Effects Dose/Response Susceptible Target Organs Rates of Exposure Defense Mechanisms for Toxic Materials Toxic Elements Toxic Salts Hydrocarbons Hydrocarbon Derivatives Miscellaneous Toxic Materials Pesticides Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Military Chemical Warfare Agents Incidents Review Questions Radioactive Materials Radioactive Elements and Compounds Uranium Compounds Radium Compounds Cobalt Iodine Review Questions Corrosives Inorganic Acids Strength and Concentration pH Organic Acids Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Dilution vs. Neutralization Incidents Review Questions Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials Elevated Temperature Materials Other Miscellaneous Hazardous Materials Top 50 Industrial Chemicals Incidents Review Questions Glossary Appendix List of Acronyms and Recognized Abbreviations Numbers to Remember Resource Guide Selected Technical References IUPAC Rules of Nomenclature Answers to Review Questions

ISBN: 9781439849859
ISBN-10: 1439849854
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 553
Published: 17th June 2013
Publisher: CRC PR INC
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 25.4 x 18.29  x 3.56
Weight (kg): 1.18
Edition Number: 3
Edition Type: New edition