Korean Journal of Chemical Engineering

, Volume 25, Issue 3, pp 419–422

Adiabatic runaway studies for methyl ethyl ketone peroxide with inorganic acids by vent sizing package 2

  • Jiann-Rong Chen
  • Jo-Ming Tseng
  • Yan-Fu Lin
  • Shu-Yu S. Wang
  • Chi-Min Shu
Catalysis, Reaction Engineering, Industrial Chemistry

DOI: 10.1007/s11814-008-0070-x

Cite this article as:
Chen, JR., Tseng, JM., Lin, YF. et al. Korean J. Chem. Eng. (2008) 25: 419. doi:10.1007/s11814-008-0070-x

Abstract

Methyl ethyl ketone peroxide (MEKPO) is an unstable material that is classified as an explosive substance. We evaluated MEKPO 10 mass% under mixing with three inorganic acids (6 N HNO3, 6 N H3PO4, and 6 N H2SO4) by adiabatic system of vent sizing package 2 (VSP2). Results from evaluation and testing indicated that these three inorganic acids could increase the degree of hazard while combined with pure MEKPO. Therefore, information on the hazards and phenomena of runaway reaction should be provided in order to lessen the degree of hazard.

Key words

Methyl Ethyl Ketone PeroxideInorganic AcidsVent Sizing Package 2 (VSP2)Runaway ReactionDegree of Hazard

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© Springer 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jiann-Rong Chen
    • 1
  • Jo-Ming Tseng
    • 1
  • Yan-Fu Lin
    • 1
    • 2
  • Shu-Yu S. Wang
    • 1
    • 3
  • Chi-Min Shu
    • 1
  1. 1.Doctoral Program, Graduate School of Engineering Science and TechnologyNational Yunlin University of Science and TechnologyYunlinROC
  2. 2.National Chung Hsing UniversityTaichungROC
  3. 3.Department of Environmental Resources ManagementOverseas Chinese Institute of TechnologyTaichungROC