Modeling downwind hazards after an accidental release of chlorine trifluoride

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A module simulating ClF{sub 3} chemical reactions with water vapor and thermodynamic processes in the atmosphere after an accidental release has been developed. This module was liked to the HGSYSTEM. Initial model runs simulate the rapid formation of HF and ClO{sub 2} after an atmospheric release of ClF{sub 3}. At distances beyond the first several meters from the release point, HF and ClO{sub 2} concentrations pose a greater threat to human health than do ClF{sub 3} concentrations. For most of the simulations, ClF{sub 3} concentrations rapidly fall below the IDLH. Fro releases occurring in ambient conditions with low relative humidity ... continued below

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Lombardi, D.A. & Cheng, Meng-Dawn May 1, 1996.

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A module simulating ClF{sub 3} chemical reactions with water vapor and thermodynamic processes in the atmosphere after an accidental release has been developed. This module was liked to the HGSYSTEM. Initial model runs simulate the rapid formation of HF and ClO{sub 2} after an atmospheric release of ClF{sub 3}. At distances beyond the first several meters from the release point, HF and ClO{sub 2} concentrations pose a greater threat to human health than do ClF{sub 3} concentrations. For most of the simulations, ClF{sub 3} concentrations rapidly fall below the IDLH. Fro releases occurring in ambient conditions with low relative humidity and/or ambient temperature, ClF{sub 3} concentrations exceed the IDLH up to almost 500 m. The performance of this model needs to be determined for potential release scenarios that will be considered. These release scenarios are currently being developed.

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OSTI as DE96008618

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  • Air and Waste Management (AWM) annual meeting, Nashville, TN (United States), 23-28 Jun 1996

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  • Other: DE96008618
  • Report No.: CONF-9606125--5
  • Grant Number: AC05-96OR22464
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 240469
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc670261

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Lombardi, D.A. & Cheng, Meng-Dawn. Modeling downwind hazards after an accidental release of chlorine trifluoride, article, May 1, 1996; Tennessee. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc670261/: accessed November 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.