Research Engineer, Exxon Chemical Company, Baytown, Texas
Senior Research Associate at Exxon Research and Engineering Company, Baytown, Texas
Research Associate at Exxon Chemical International Inc., Machelen,
Senior Chemist, Greeley Co.,
Pages: 13 Published: Jan 1995
Low flash point (⩽ 60°C) aromatic hydrocarbon fluids are still widely used in the Agricultural Chemical Industry. The pending HM181 DOT regulation will greatly increase the costs (i.e. handling, shipping, storage, insurance, relabeling) associated with using a 60°C and lower flash point hydrocarbon fluid. Formulators can avoid these cost increases by replacing the low flash hydrocarbon fluids with higher flash material, provided additional phytotoxicity concerns are not posed. A field trial study was designed to measure the change in crop response (phytotoxicity) with respect to a change in flash point.
Aromatic hydrocarbon fluids, crops, insecticides, phytotoxicity
Paper ID: STP13004S