The Bureau of Mines has carried out a program of tests in which liquid chlorine was spilled onto a water surface and gaseous and liquid chlorine were released underwater. The scale of experiments ranged up to a 10-gallon (130 lb) spill and to a 72 lb/hr leak rate under 15 feet of water. Rates of chlorine evaporation were observed photographically and the atmospheric dispersion of the toxic gas was followed by gas sampling. A concurrent laboratory-scale investigation was made of the rates of solution of gaseous chlorine in tap water, cold tap water, and brine. The enlargement of a pinhole during the underwater leakage of chlorine was also observed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Bureau of Mines

    Pittsburg Mining and Safety Research Center
    Pittsburgh, PA  United States  15213
  • Authors:
    • Murphy, J N
    • Burgess, D S
    • Harris, M E
    • Lang, H
    • Mattes, R
  • Publication Date: 1970-3

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  • Pagination: 76 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00041724
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: PMSRC-S-4158 Final Rpt
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 19 1973 12:00AM