Daniel A. Crowl

Daniel A. Crowl

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Professor, Chemical Engineering

  • PhD, University of Illinois

Biography

My research interests are in chemical process safety and loss prevention.

Flammability

Increased emphasis on the prevention of fires and explosions has led to a need for high-quality flammability data covering a wide range of compositions of fuel/oxygen/nitrogen. The purpose of this project is to 1) improve the experimental method for characterization, 2) obtain high quality data and 3) improve theoretical methods for predicting flammability and combustion behavior

Reactivity

The chemical industry has a continuing problem with reactive chemical accidents. This problem is due to the complex nature of chemical reactivity. This research will focus on simplified methods to characterize reactivity that can be readily applied in a chemical plant

Research Interests

  • Chemical process safety
  • Loss prevention

Publications

  • D.A. Crowl and J. Louvar, Chemical Process Safety - Fundamentals with Applications, 3rd. Edition, Prentice-Hall. 2002
  • D.A. Crowl, Guidelenes for Consequence Analysis of Chemical Releases, American Institute of Chemical Engineers Center for Chemical Process Safety, New York, 1999.
  • D.A. Crowl, editor, Inherently Safer Chemical Processes A Life Cycle Approach, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, New York, 1996.
  • D.A. Crowl and J. F. Louvar, Chemical Process Safety - Fundamentals My research interests are in chemical process safety and loss prevention. with Applications, 3rd Edition, Prentice-Hall. 2011
  • D. A. Crowl, Understanding Explosions, American Institute of Chemical Engineers, NY, 2003
  • D.A. Crowl, editor of Safety Section, Perry’s Chemical Engineers Handbook, 8th ed., to appear in 2007.

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