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Ludwig's Applied Process Design for Chemical and Petrochemical Plants, 4th Edition by A. Kayode Coker, PhD

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9.89 PREVENTING, MITIGATING, AND PROTECTION AGAINST DUST EXPLOSIONS

Various studies have been conducted in the explosion of dusts, and means of preventing, mitigating, and protection against dust explosions have been well documented [68, 81, and 83-90]. Table 9-37 gives an overview of the various means that are presently in use. Eckhoff [90] has shown how research on relevant fundamental phenomena can promote further development of practical means for preventing and mitigating dust explosions in industry.

TABLE 9-37 Means of Preventing and Mitigating Dust Explosions: A Schematic Overview

Prevention
Preventing Ignition Sources Preventing Explosive Dust Clouds Mitigation
Smoldering combustion in dust, dust fires Inerting by N2, CO2, and ...

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