Chemical Process Safety – Answer 3

Chemical Process Safety – Answer 3


Answers to Incompatible Mixtures in Storage Tanks Question




Answers a), b), and c) are correct.
Mixing hypochlorite with an acid will cause toxic chlorine gas to evolve. Mixing hypochlorite with sodium hydroxide will stabilize the hypochlorite.
The Chemical Reactivity Worksheet (CRW) is a free software program listing the chemical reactivity of thousands of common hazardous chemicals, compatibility of absorbents, and suitability of materials of construction in chemical processes.

For more information on electrostatic discharges view the previous Chemical Process Safety – Test Your Knowledge


  • The information was taken from CCPS’s Process Safety Beacon 2 2017 and 4 2012
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