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Specificity of Leaking Nitric Acid From a Tank Vehicle
Specificity of Leaking Nitric Acid From a Tank Vehicle

Author(s): Michal Orinčák, Jana Müllerová
Subject(s): Evaluation research, Environmental interactions
Published by: Wyższa Szkoła Bezpieczeństwa Publicznego i Indywidualnego “Apeiron” w Krakowie
Keywords: nitric acid; leak; tank; road transport; experiment; metal; asphalt; rubber;

Summary/Abstract: The paper deals with the leakage of nitric acid in road transport (ADR); its specifications, problems and complications during its leakage from the tank into the environment. The first part describes specific characteristics and their means of transport. Following part discusses the experimental investigation of the specific characteristics of HNO3. The experiments on reaction of nitric acid in contact with diesel, gasoline, valvoline engine oil and coolant as well as with samples of common vehicle’s materials such as iron, aluminium, copper, tire rubber, ABS plastic and asphalt. Reactions observed not always met the expectations of strong reactions as described in Security data sheet. The third part describes a possible ways of acid leakage from the tank and its disposal. Recommendation concerning effective action of Fire units are described in order to stop the leaking and minimize the damage caused by nitric acid

  • Issue Year: 2017
  • Issue No: 21
  • Page Range: 62-74
  • Page Count: 13
  • Language: English