Quantitative Risk Assessment of Hazardous Materials Transport Systems

Rail, Road, Pipelines and Ship

  • Michel Nicolet-Monnier
  • Adrian V. Gheorghe

Part of the Topics in Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality book series (TSRQ, volume 5)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XX
  2. Michel Nicolet-Monnier, Adrian V. Gheorghe
    Pages 1-36
  3. Michel Nicolet-Monnier, Adrian V. Gheorghe
    Pages 37-89
  4. Michel Nicolet-Monnier, Adrian V. Gheorghe
    Pages 91-119
  5. Michel Nicolet-Monnier, Adrian V. Gheorghe
    Pages 121-155
  6. Michel Nicolet-Monnier, Adrian V. Gheorghe
    Pages 157-179
  7. Michel Nicolet-Monnier, Adrian V. Gheorghe
    Pages 181-200
  8. Michel Nicolet-Monnier, Adrian V. Gheorghe
    Pages 201-234
  9. Michel Nicolet-Monnier, Adrian V. Gheorghe
    Pages 235-259
  10. Michel Nicolet-Monnier, Adrian V. Gheorghe
    Pages 295-329
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 331-345

About this book

Introduction

Industrial development is essential to improvement of the standard of living in all coun­ tries. In a given region, old and new plants, processes, and technologies have to coexist Technological penetration and substitution processes are generally taking place; they are entirely dynamic and this trend is going to stay like this. People's health and the environment can be affected, directly or indirectly, by rou­ tine waste discharges or by accidents. A series of recent major industrial accidents and the effect of poUution highlighted, once again, the need for better management of rou­ tine and accidental risks. Moreover, the existence of natural hazards complicate even more the situation in any given region. Managing the hazards of modern technological systems has become a key activity in highly industrialized countries. Decision makers are often confronted with complex issues concerning economic and social development, industrialization and associated infrastructure needs, population and land use planning. Such issues have to be ad­ dressed in such a way that ensures that public health wiD not be disrupted or substan­ tially degraded.

Keywords

assessment materials risk analysis safety statistics water

Authors and affiliations

  • Michel Nicolet-Monnier
    • 1
  • Adrian V. Gheorghe
    • 2
  1. 1.Paul Scherrer InstitutePSIVilligenSwitzerland
  2. 2.Swiss Federal Institute of TechnologyETHZZürichSwitzerland

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-94-017-2821-8
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 1996
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-4666-6
  • Online ISBN 978-94-017-2821-8
  • Series Print ISSN 1566-0443
  • About this book