SOLVENT FIRE BY-PRODUCTS

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) conducted a burn test of the Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) solvent to determine the combustion products. The testing showed hydrogen fluoride gas is not a combustion product from a solvent fire when up to 70% of the solvent is consumed. The absence of HF in the combustion gases may reflect concentration of the modifier containing the fluoride groups in the unburned portion. SwRI reported results for other gases (CO, HCN, NOx, formaldehyde, and hydrocarbons). The results, with other supporting information, can be used for evaluating the consequences of a facility fire involving the CSSX solvent inventory.

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Walker, D & Samuel Fink, S May 22, 2006.

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Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) conducted a burn test of the Caustic-Side Solvent Extraction (CSSX) solvent to determine the combustion products. The testing showed hydrogen fluoride gas is not a combustion product from a solvent fire when up to 70% of the solvent is consumed. The absence of HF in the combustion gases may reflect concentration of the modifier containing the fluoride groups in the unburned portion. SwRI reported results for other gases (CO, HCN, NOx, formaldehyde, and hydrocarbons). The results, with other supporting information, can be used for evaluating the consequences of a facility fire involving the CSSX solvent inventory.

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  • Report No.: WSRC-TR-2006-00171
  • Grant Number: DE-AC09-96SR18500
  • DOI: 10.2172/891690 | External Link
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 891690
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc875809

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Walker, D & Samuel Fink, S. SOLVENT FIRE BY-PRODUCTS, report, May 22, 2006; [Aiken, South Carolina]. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc875809/: accessed September 23, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.