SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

vol.36 número4Modeling an simulation of an autothermal reformerEmulsion copolymerization of acrylonitrile and butadiene in a train of CSTRS: Intermediate addition policies for improving the product quality índice de autoresíndice de materiabúsqueda de artículos
Home Pagelista alfabética de revistas  

Servicios Personalizados




  • No hay articulos citadosCitado por SciELO

Links relacionados

  • No hay articulos similaresSimilares en SciELO


Latin American applied research

versión impresa ISSN 0327-0793

Lat. Am. appl. res. v.36 n.4 Bahía Blanca oct./dic. 2006


Technological risk planning as part of environmental management

L. V. Aparicio1 and S. M. Tonelli1

1 Planta Piloto de Ingeniería Química (UNS - CONICET) - FUNDASUR Camino La Carrindanga km 7 (8000) Bahía Blanca Argentina
12 de Octubre 1842 (8000) Bahía Blanca Argentina,

Abstract — Although industries operate under safe conditions, an industrial accident may occur, threatening human life, property or environment.
In the context of environmental management, the importance of taking into account the risk of major technological accidents is concerned not only with the definition of the extent of it consequences but with the measures taken to mitigate unwanted impacts.
With regard to these objectives, the consequence analysis performed in Bahía Blanca industrial area are shown. Bahía Blanca is a middle-size populated town with one of the most important Argentinean petrochemical sites, where dangerous goods are processed, transported and stored. In particular, this work presents the results of evaluating the effects of about 200 possible accidental scenarios involving toxic and flammable substances releases. Hazard areas defined by means of this analysis have been employed to improve the local emergency plan. Finally, an easily understandable document was elaborated in order to achieve the effective risk communication to the local community.

Keywords — Technological Risk. Consequence Analysis. Environmental Management.


El texto del artículo fue retirado el 6 de septiembre de 2007 a solicitud del editor. La persona o institución que necesite este acceso puede solicitarlo al siguiente correo electrónico:

The text of this article was removed on September, 6th by request of the chief editor. The person or institution who may need this access can request it to the following e-mail address:


1. CAR (2003), Evaluation and Risk Analysis Commission. APELL. Bahía Blanca.         [ Links ]
2. Carrari, C., L. Aparicio, A. Bandoni y S. Tonelli (2004). Utilización de modelos de dispersión atmosférica para la estimación de dosis de exposición. Mecánica Computacional XXIII, 1743.         [ Links ]
3. D.Little, A. (1997), SuperChems® V 3.0, Professional edition.         [ Links ]
4. European Union (1996). Directiva 082 "Seveso II": Control de Peligros de Accidentes Mayores.         [ Links ]
5. EPA (2000), Aloha V 5.2.3, USA.         [ Links ]
6. Technica (1988), Techniques for assessing industrial hazards: a Manual, World Bank Technical Paper Number 55, The World Bank, Washington D C, USA.
        [ Links ]

Received: December 22, 2005.
Accepted for publication: June 20, 2006.
Recommended by Editor A. Bandoni.

Creative Commons License Todo el contenido de esta revista, excepto dónde está identificado, está bajo una Licencia Creative Commons