B. D. Berkey is a hazards analyst with Hercules Incorporated's Hazards Evaluation and Risk Control Services where he is involved in the identification and evaluation of hazards for government and commercial clients. He earned his B.S. degree in chemical engineering at the University of Pittsburgh. Prior to joining Hercules, he was associated with FMC Corporation where he held several environmental engineering positions.
Review of literature related to human spark scenarios
Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
Copyright © 1988 American Institute of Chemical Engineers
Volume 7, Issue 1, pages 32–36, January 1988
How to Cite
Berkey, B. D., Pratt, T. H. and Williams, G. M. (1988), Review of literature related to human spark scenarios. Plant/Oper. Prog., 7: 32–36. doi: 10.1002/prsb.720070109
- Issue published online: 17 JUN 2004
- Article first published online: 17 JUN 2004
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This paper presents a summary of articles from the literature concerning human spark ignition scenarios. Two basic subject areas are covered. These are (1) articles related to charge generation, particularly those associated with clothing and textiles, (2) articles related to energy storage and discharge. The papers have been organized according to their primary subject. However, it should be recognized that many of the papers relate to both subject areas. The key conclusions and recommendations from each of the cited articles are included, as well as a summary of conclusions drawn from the overall literature review.