Faculty Advisor

DiBiasio, David

Faculty Advisor

Salazar, Guillermo F.

Center

San Jose, Costa Rica

Abstract

The Cuerpo de Bomberos, the National Fire Department of Costa Rica, would like to improve their emergency response and preparedness pertaining to chemical releases. We reviewed their procedures for handling chemical releases and proposed the use of a chemical plume dispersion modeling program, CAMEO, developed by the Environmental Protection Agency. We then made recommendations in regards to necessary resources for improved emergency response and preparedness plans along with implementation of the CAMEO software program.

Publisher

Worcester Polytechnic Institute

Date Accepted

August 2006

Project Type

Interactive Qualifying Project

Accessibility

Unrestricted

Advisor Department

Chemical Engineering

Advisor Department

Civil and Environmental Engineering

Project Center

San Jose, Costa Rica

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