It's TV, you can try to petition them, but don't hold your breath.
Educate your students yourself, let them know your thoughts about the show so they can recognize the same.
Review the 2010JAN07 TTU incident - it involves scaling up with energetic material, but your right, hazards are related to the amount of material present. It is a good way to start a discussion on colligative properties.
From: ACS Division of Chemical Health and Safety [mailto:DCHAS-L**At_Symbol_Here**PRINCETON.EDU]
On Behalf Of Heather Mann
Sent: Thursday, August 23, 2018 3:50 PM
Subject: [DCHAS-L] How It's Made
A lot of my Gen Z students who are interested in industrial careers, or any kind of engineering, tell me they were inspired by the show How It's Made.
It's a good show, and what I'm about to describe occurs in just a handful of episodes, but I think it presents an opportunity to exert a degree of influence toward promoting the culture of safety.
There are a lot of details glossed over for proprietary reasons. Once in a while they talk about formulation development then yadayadayada over scale-up.
I was wondering if there would be interested among us to send a petition to the show encouraging them to add a comment to such segments addressing that scale-up itself is more involved than, say, multiply by 1000 and go.
What do we think? It might be silly, but I thought it was at least worth considering and discussing.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.
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