• OpenAccess
  • Drone Applications for Preventing and Responding HAZMAT Disaster  [DPM 2016]
  • DOI: 10.4236/wjet.2016.43C010   PP.76 - 84
  • Author(s)
  • Agoston Restas
  • Introduction: This article describes some possibilities of drone applications for pre-venting and responding hazardous materials disasters. Methods: Apart from reviewing the little professional literature available, the author relied on his own practical expe-rience and adopted other researchers’ related findings. He also applied logical reason-ing, systematization as well as adopting an economic approach—to assess efficiency. Results: There are two basic possibilities for the use of drones in the field of chemical disasters: one is for prevention to support the work of authorities, while the other is connected to the response to accidents or disasters. To summarize the research find-ings, the author explored the typical possibilities for use, illustrating with actual exam-ples to prove their usefulness, identified certain risks and made recommendations on further researches.
  • Drone, Hazardous Materials, HAZMAT Disaster, Industrial Safety, Authority Inspection, Effectiveness, 3D Imagery
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