Recent Advances in Process Safety

A special issue of Safety (ISSN 2313-576X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (20 April 2023) | Viewed by 2239

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1. School of Petroleum Engineering, Southwest Petroleum University, Chengdu 610500, China
2. Safety and Security Science Group, Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management, TU Delft, 2628 BX Delft, The Netherlands
Interests: process safety; dynamic risk; resilience; fire; explosion; intelligent safety; domino effect; pipeline safety
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Centre for Pipeline Risk and Reliability Engineering (CPRRE), Department of Safety Engineering, Xi'an University of Architecture and Technology, Xi'an, China
Interests: dynamic risk assessment; process safety management
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College of Safety Science and Engineering, Nanjing Tech University, Nanjing 211816, China
Interests: jet fire; fire simulation; process safety; heat radiation simulation; domino effects

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The process industry plays a prominent role in creating and maintaining modern-day life. Many scholars thus conduct research on process safety to prevent accidents such as fires, explosions, and toxic material release. However, many accidents still occur in the process industry each year. To better protect the process industry, it is important to review the recent advances in the process industry, find out the research limitations, and discuss future research needs. Therefore, this Special Issue aims to provide a platform for researchers and practitioners to publish novel research related to the recent advances in process safety. The research topics include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Risk assessment progress in the process industry;
  • Risk management progress in the process industry;
  • Hazard identification progress in the process industry;
  • Decision-making progress in process safety;
  • Safety culture in the process industry;
  • Major accident prevention in the process industry;
  • Domino effect accident assessment and prevention in the process industry;
  • Bibliometric analysis of process safety;
  • Digitalization progress in process safety;
  • Machine learning progress in process safety;
  • Past accident analysis.

Dr. Chao Chen
Dr. Xinhong Li
Dr. Kuibin Zhou
Guest Editors

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Insights into Ionic Liquids for Flame Retardant: A Study Based on Bibliometric Mapping
by Kai Pan, Hui Liu, Zhijun Wang, Wenjing Ji, Jianhai Wang, Rui Huang, Ze Wei, Dong Ye, Chang Xu and Haining Wang
Safety 2023, 9(3), 49; - 21 Jul 2023
Cited by 3 | Viewed by 1711
Fire is a typical disaster in the processing industry. Ionic liquids, as a type of green flame retardant, play an important role in process safety. In order to grasp the current research status, hotspots, and frontiers in the field of ionic liquids in [...] Read more.
Fire is a typical disaster in the processing industry. Ionic liquids, as a type of green flame retardant, play an important role in process safety. In order to grasp the current research status, hotspots, and frontiers in the field of ionic liquids in flame retardancy, the bibliometric mapping method is applied to study the relevant literature in Web of Science datasets from 2000–2022 in this paper. The results show that the research on ionic liquids in flame retardancy is multidisciplinary and involves some disciplines such as energy science, material science, and environmental protection. Journal of Power Sources, Polymer Degradation and Stability, ACS Applied Materials and Interfaces, and Chemical Engineering Journal are the core journals in the field. The results of keyword co-occurrence indicate that the hotspots of research can be divided into five components: the improvement and application of pure ionic liquids electrolytes, the research of gel polymer electrolytes, applying ionic liquids to enhance the polymer materials’ flame retardancy properties, utilizing ionic liquids and inorganic materials to synergize flame retardant polymers, and using ionic liquids flame retardant to improve material’s multiple properties. The burst terms and time zone diagram’s results point out the combination of computational quantum chemistry to study the flame retardancy mechanism of ionic liquids, the study of fluorinated electrolytes, ionic liquids for smoke suppression, phosphorus-containing ionic liquids for flame retardant, and machine learning-assisted design of ILs flame retardants are the research frontiers and future research trends. Full article
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