INVESTIGATION OF THE EXPLOSION HAZARDS OF HYDROGEN SULPHIDE. (PHASE I)

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Authors
  1. Saber, A.J.
  2. Sulmistras, A.
  3. Moen, I.O.
  4. Thibault, P.A.
Corporate Authors
Atomic Energy Control Board, Ottawa ONT (CAN);Defence Research Establishment Suffield, Ralston ALTA (CAN);Concordia Univ, Montreal QUE (CAN)
Abstract
The results of Phase I of an investigation directed towards quantifying the explosion hazards of hydrogen sulphide in air are described. The first phase is focussed on detonation in free hydrogen sulphide/air clouds. Detonation properties, including velocity and pressure, have been calculated and compared with experimental results. The observed detonation structure together with critical tube diameter tests are used to assess the detonability of hydrogen sulphide/air mixtures relative to hydrogen and common hydrocarbon gases. Detailed chemical kinetic modelling of hydrogen sulphide combustion in air has been peformed to correlate the detonation cell size data and to determine the influence of water vapour on the detonability of hydrogen sulphide in air. Calculations of the blast wave properties for detonation of a hydrogen sulphide/air cloud provide the data required to assess the blast effects.
Report Number
INFO-0180-1 — Research Report
Date of publication
15 Mar 1986
Number of Pages
332
DSTKIM No
86-02270
CANDIS No
96985
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS;Document Image stored on Optical Disk

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