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Fri Sep 2, 2016, 12:19 PM

Photographs of some areas affected by the release of silicon tetrachloride at Chinese plants.



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Fig. 1. Accidental releases of silicon tetrachloride recently occurred.
(a) SiCl4 incident at Luoyang City, Henan Province. Dump of SiCl4 (left) and wilting corns (right). It occurred on March 9, 2008 and caused the land unavailable to grow crops
and not suitable for people to live nearby [12].
(b) SiCl4 incident at Puyang City, Henan Province. Release of SiCl4 from worn-out tank (left) and emergency treatment of silicon tetrachloride by firemen (right). It occurred
in October 13, 2009 leading the crops in the fields over 30,000 square meters around the release site to suffocated to death by the fumes of SiCl4 [13].
(c) SiCl4 incident at County Xingtang, Hebei Province. Release of SiCl4 from worn-out tank (left) and seared wheat fields (right). In May 19, 2009, a severe silicon tetrachloride
release occurred. The wheat seared in the fields about 80,000 square meters around the release site and tens of residents reported eye and respiratory system deceases [14].


The source is here: Numerical investigation on three-dimensional dispersion and conversion behaviors of silicon tetrachloride release in the atmosphere (Journal of Hazardous Materials Volume 288, 15 May 2015, Pages 116)

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