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Chemical, explosive and radioactive agents

Course Code :9012WETAGS
Study domain:Chemistry
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:82
Study load (hours):224
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Vera Meynen
Gert Van Bortel
Sofie Slaets
Geert A M Olyslaegers
Brecht Egle
Luc Gys

3. Course contents *

Partim chemistry:

Introductory case - exam training so it is clear what is expected at the end of the course and from an HAZMAT advisor. 

Partim chemistry

  • Redox chemistry
  • Energetic aspects
  • Organic classes
  • Acids, bases and salts: strong and weak, neutralisation and buffers
  • Organic acids, special acids
  • Stabilizing agents
  • Properties of organic substances
  • Physical properties
  • Aggregation and phase transitions
  • Adsorption/absorption and desorption
  • Principle of destillation
  • Physical and chemical hazards
  • Quantitative aspects and influencing reaction kinetics and equilibrium
  • Fertilizers and peroxides
  • Polymeric reactions

Excersises will be done to evaluate the risks at the start of an incident with specific attention for chemistry and how to estimate the presence of a chemical reaction.  

Partim radioactivity

Theory of radioactivity and its use in incidents (practical cases)

Theory on nuclear medicine, medical imaging and therapy of those exposed to radioactivity

Cases on incidents with radioactive sources

Partim Explosives

Explosive substances

Causes and effects

Calculation exercises