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Explosion in fume cupboard damages several laboratories

Explosion in fume cupboard damages several laboratories

Vince, Ivan and Patel, Mayur (2006) Explosion in fume cupboard damages several laboratories. Loss Prevention Bulletin, 187. pp. 6-8. ISSN 0260-9576

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Abstract

An explosion occurred in a busy university laboratory during a few minutes when it happened to be unoccupied. The explosion was puzzling since the laboratory was dedicated to geochemical work, such as digesting rock samples with stable, inorganic reagents. The only unstable substance knowingly stored or handled for this purpose, perchloric acid, was not in use on the day of the incident. The investigation was unable to reach an exact conclusion but did prove that a substantial organic contaminant, not on the laboratory inventory, must have been present

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: explosions, laboratories
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TH Building construction
Pre-2014 Departments: School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Mechanics & Reliability Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Department of Mathematical Sciences
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Fire Safety Engineering Group
School of Computing & Mathematical Sciences > Centre for Numerical Modelling & Process Analysis > Computational Science & Engineering Group
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URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/949

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