Special Issue "Thermal Safety of Chemical Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.
2. Laboratory of Industrial Chemistry and Reaction Engineering, Johan Gadolin Process Chemistry Centre, Åbo Akademi University, Biskopsgatan 8, FI-20500 Åbo/Turku, Finland
Interests: biomass valorization; kinetic modeling; thermal safety of chemical process & calorimetry
Interests: safety, security and performance evaluation; fault detection and diagnosis; robust control
Thermal runaway is one of the main reasons for accidents in the chemical industry, originating from technical problems such as cooling failures, errors of operators, or poor risk analysis. The well-established, thermal safety of chemical processes is essential to ensure the development of the chemical industry. From this viewpoint, assessment of a chemical process is challenging, as it requires knowledge of the kinetics and thermodynamics at different thermal modes, characteristics of the chemical reactor, and all possible operating conditions.
In this Special Issue, “Thermal Safety of Chemical Processes”, we wish to present the diversity of this research area and focus on the research efforts regarding prevention and protection against thermal runaway incidents. Topics include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Thermal analysis and calorimetry for measurements of thermal or thermal risk parameters (specific heat capacity, TMRad, ΔTad, …)—development of kinetic and thermodynamic models;
- Modeling of thermal runaway phenomena in chemical reactions, description or simulation of accident scenarios due to thermal runaways;
- Thermal risk analysis—development of risk matrix, new thermal risk parameters, and definition of assessment criteria;
- Development of safety barriers and prevention in the case of thermal runaway—rupture disks, early warning detection systems, and temperature control;
- Early detection of thermal runaway, diagnosis of the causes of thermal runaway;
- Robust or smart control for thermal runaway, operation reconfiguration;
Contributions in the form of full-length articles, short communications, and reviews are all welcome.
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sébastien Leveneur
Prof. Dr. Dimitri Lefebvre
Manuscript Submission Information
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- thermal risk assessment
- early warning detection system
- thermal runaway
- reactor stability
- safety criteria