AuthorsM. Endregård, B. A. P. Reif, T. Vik and O. Busmundrud
TitleConsequence Management Challenges After Indoor Dispersion of a Toxic Chemical
Afilliation, Scientific Computing
Project(s)Center for Biomedical Computing (SFF)
Publication TypeProceedings, refereed
Year of Publication2009
Conference Name7th Symposium on chemical, biological, nuclear and radiological threats

The objective of the present work is to provide a hypothetical scenario for indoor dispersion of a highly toxic chemical which can be used as starting point for discussion, training and exercises for emergency services and responsible authorities. The evaporation and indoor dispersion of a highly toxic compound (sarin) has been simulated using a Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD) approach. The possible consequences of this hypthetical scenario have been assessed, and some consequence management challenges discussed.