Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders, Third Edition

Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders, Third Edition

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The third edition of a bestseller, Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders continues to provide the fundamentals of qstreet chemistryq 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 Whata€™s in the Third Edition: Expanded section on Ethanol and its hazards to responders Update of NFPA 472 Chemistry requirements Revised section on qhazmat elementsq with more hazards and response issues Includes a focus on the importance of the qhazmat elementsq 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 DOTa€™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.There are, however, two types of corrosive materials found in Class 8: acids and bases. Acids ... Corrosives are grouped together in Class 8 because the corrosive effects from both acids and bases are much the same on tissue and metals, if contacted. ... they can also be water reactive, toxic, flammable (applies to organic acids only, because inorganic acids do not burn), reactive, and unstable oxidizers.

Title:Hazardous Materials Chemistry for Emergency Responders, Third Edition
Author:Robert Burke
Publisher:CRC Press - 2013-06-17


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