Accession Number : ADP006369

Title :   Atmospheric Chemistry of Propellant Vapors,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE ENGINEERING AND SERVICES CENTER TYNDALL AFB FL ENGINEERING AND SER VICES LAB

Personal Author(s) : Stone, Daniel A.

Report Date : JUL 1990

Pagination or Media Count : 13

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.

Descriptors :   *CHEMICAL REACTIONS, *DISPERSIONS, *PROPELLANTS, *ATMOSPHERE MODELS, ACCIDENTS, FUELS, HANDLING, MODELS, RATES, SCALE, TIME, RELEASE, VAPORS, SYMPOSIA.

Subject Categories : Air Pollution and Control
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE