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Hazardous materials chemistry for emergency responders

Author: Robert Burke
Publisher: Boca Raton : CRC Press, Taylor & Francis, [2013] ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Third editionView all editions and formats
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"Written in the same clear, concise style that made the previous editions bestsellers, this book provides easy to understand chemistry for responders to use to handle hazardous materials emergencies on a daily basis. It provides the fundamentals of "street chemistry" that emergency response personnel need to know, with a focus on hazmat elements. This edition includes new review questions with answers and new  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Burke
ISBN: 9781439849859 1439849854 1439849862 9781439849866
OCLC Number: 613423679
Description: xxvi, 527 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: Introduction --
Basics of Chemistry --
Explosives --
Compressed gases --
Flammable liquids --
Flammable solids --
Oxidizers --
Poisons --
Radioactive materials --
Corrosives --
Miscellaneous hazardous materials --
Imcompatible and unstable chemicals.
Responsibility: Robert Burke.

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"Written in the same clear, concise style that made the previous editions bestsellers, this book provides easy to understand chemistry for responders to use to handle hazardous materials emergencies on a daily basis. It provides the fundamentals of "street chemistry" that emergency response personnel need to know, with a focus on hazmat elements. This edition includes new review questions with answers and new incident examples. It also introduces the new United Nations GHS system for classification and labeling of chemicals, updates the NFPA requirements, and provides information on ethanol and other alternative automotive fuels"--
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"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 Read more...

 
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