SAFETY DATA SHEET

SECTION I – MATERIAL IDENTIFICATION AND USE

Controlled Product  Yes o    NO X

Material Name

Activated Carbon

Product Identification No

HF-005, HR-050 and XF-005

Manufacturer’s Name

Bascom-Turner Instruments, Inc.

Supplier’s Name

Bascom-Turner Instruments

Street Address

111 Downey Street

Street Address

111 Downey Street

City, State, Zip Code

Norwood, MA 02062

City, State, Zip Code

Norwood, MA 02062

Emergency Tel. No.

781-769-9660

Emergency Tel. No.

781-769-9660

Chemical Name

Carbon

Chemical Family

Carbon

Chemical Formula

C

Molecular Weight

12

Trade Name & Synonyms

Activated Carbon, Activated Charcoal

Material Use

Air Purification

SECTION II – HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS OF MATERIAL

Hazardous Ingredients

Approximate Concentration %

C.A.S. N.A. or

U.N. Numbers

“Exposure limits”

LD50/LC50

Specify Species and Route

 

Carbon

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100%

 

 

 

7440-44-0

 

 

 

OSHA PEL 5mg m-3 as respirable dust

ACGIH TLV 10mg m-3 as total dust

 

 

LD50 >10 gr/kg Rat Oral

LC50 >64.4 mg/L Rat Inhalation

SECTION III – PHYSICAL DATA FOR MATERIAL

Physical State

Gas o   Liquid o   Solid X

Odor & Appearance

Odorless black pellets

Odor Threshold (ppm)

N/A

Specific Gravity

(Water = 1):  2.25

Vapor Pressure (mm)

N/A

Vapor Density (Air =   1)

N/A

Evaporation Rate

N/A

Boiling Point (oC)

4200 oC

Freezing Point (oC)

3652 oC Sublimes

Solubility in Water (20oC):

Insoluble

% Volatile (by volume)

0%

pH

N/A

 

Coefficient of Water/Oil Distribution:  N/A

SECTION IV – FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD OF MATERIAL

Flammability  

Yes x   No o

If yes, under          Non-combustible under normal circumstances.  Once ignited, the fire generally burns slowly with a dull glow and

which conditions:   may be difficult to detect.  Airborne dust may create an explosion hazard.

Means of Extinction

Use water spray dry chemical, carbon monoxide, alcohol foam

 

Special Procedures

Wear self contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).  Keep away from heat and flammable materials.

Flashpoint (oC) and Method

N/A

Upper Explosion Limit (% by volume)

N/A

Lower Explosion Limit (% by volume)

N/A

Auto Ignition Temp. (oC)

Above 350 oC

 

Hazardous Combustion Products

Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide

Explosion Data

Sensitivity to Mechanical Impact    N/A

Rate of Burning

N/A

Explosion Power

N/A

Sensitivity to Static Discharge

N/A

SECTION V – REACTIVITY DATA

Chemical Stability

Yes X   No o

If no, under

which conditions?

Incompatibility to other substances

Yes X   No o

If so,

Which ones? Strong oxidizers such as ozone, liquid oxygen, chlorine, potassium permanganate, etc.

Reactivity and under what conditions

 

Reacts in the presence of strong oxidizers.   Airborne dust may create an explosion hazard.

 

 

 

Hazardous Decomposition Products

 

Carbon monoxide may be generated in the event of a fire (especially with incomplete combustion in an enclosed space).

 

 

 

 


Material

Name/Identifier:   Activated Carbon

 

SECTION VI – TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES OF PRODUCT

Route of Entry

Skin Contact o

Skin Absorption o

Eye Contact X

Inhalation Acute o

Inhalation Chronic X

Ingestion o

Effects of Acute Exposure to Product

Inhalation: Non-toxic through inhalation.  Eye Contact:  Mechanical irritation, Ingestion:  Non-toxic through ingestion.

Effects of Chronic Exposure to Product

There could be possible mild irritation of respiratory tract due to drying and abrasive action of inhaled dust.

LD50 of Product (specify species & route)

>10 gr/kg rat oral

Irritancy of Product

Mechanical irritation of eyes and mild irritation of respiratory tract due to inhaled dust.

Exposure Limits of Product

5 mg m-3 air as respirable dust – OSHA PEL

10 mg m-3 as total dust – ACGIH TLV

LC50 of Product (specify species)

>64.4 mg/L rat inhalation

Sensitization of Product

N.D.

Synergistic Materials

N.D.

o Carcinogenicity

N/A

o Reproductive Effects

N/A

o Teratogenicity

N/A

o Mutagenicity

N/A

SECTION VII– PREVENTIVE MEASURES

Personal Protective Equipment

Normal work clothes

Gloves (specify)

Not necessary

Respiratory (specify)

Particulate mask

Eye (specify)

Safety glasses

Footwear (specify)

N/A

Clothing (specify)

Full clothing

Other (specify)

N/A

Engineering Controls (e.g., ventilation, enclosed process, specify):

Use general or local mechanical exhaust ventilation to control dust and to meet TLV requirements.

Leak & Spill Procedure:

Sweep up as much as possible, avoid dispersing dust into air, and discard in refuse container or repackage.

Waste Disposal:

Dispose of in accordance to all federal, state, and local regulations

Handling Procedures & Equipment:

Avoid creating dust and avoid breathing of dust.  Handle in a well ventilated area.  Wash thoroughly after handling.

Storage Requirements:

Store in a closed container in a cool dry area.  Store away from incompatible materials and ignition sources.

Special Shipping Information:

Proper shipping name: Activated carbon (Not DOT Regulated)

SECTION VIII– FIRST AID MEASURES

Skin

Use soap and water to wash material off skin and seek medical attention if irritation occurs.

Eye

Use copious amounts of water to flush.  If irritation occurs, seek medical attention.

Inhalation

Move to fresh air.  If cough or respiratory symptoms develop, seek medical attention.

Ingestion

Drink one or two glasses of water.  If gastrointestinal symptoms develop, seek medical attention.

General Advice

Wash hands before eating.  Wash contaminated clothing.

SECTION IX – PREPARATION DATE OF M.S.D.S.

Additional Information

 

Sources Used

MSDS on Activated Carbon from Action Carbon and ClearTech

Prepared by:

Bascom Turner

Phone No.

781-769-9660

Date

01-01-2016

 

                                   N/A – Not Applicable                             N.D. – Not Determined                              C – Ceiling Level

 

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