Keywords: Nitric acid, Seveso Directive, IPPC Directive, NOx, COSHH regulations.
The production of nitric acid involves a number of hazardous substances, principally ammonia, nitric acid and oxides of nitrogen (NOx) gases. Consequently, a number of regulations related to safety, health and environment affect nitric acid operations in the European Union. The paper briefly describes the relevant legislation, with focus on the UK regulations.
Kish D Shah MBE, BSc, (Eng), CEng, CSci, FIChemE, MIOSH., Shah4SHE, Yarm, Stockton-on-Tees, TS15 9NU, UK.
12 pages, 3 tables, 12 references.