Powders and bulk solids, handled widely in the chemical,
pharmaceutical, agriculture, smelting, and other industries present
unique fire, explosion, and toxicity hazards. Indeed, substances
which are practically inert in consolidated form may become quite
hazardous when converted to powders and granules. The U.S. Chemical
Safety and Hazard Investigation Board is currently investigating
dust explosions that occured in 2003 at WestPharma, CTA Acoustics,... more...