Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
COCONUT SHELL BASED STEAM ACTIVATED CARBON
(Revision No. 010 dt. 15/04/2010)
|Manufacturer Name & Address||Gowrishankar Chemicals (P) Ltd
K.B.Cross, KIBBANAHALLI 572 114
Tumkur Dist. Karnataka, INDIA
|EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBERS||+91 (0)8134 262046, FAX: + 91 (0)8134 262070|
|NAME USED ON LABELS||GCARBON|
|CHEMICAL NAME||STEAM ACTIVATED CARBON|
|GRADES||GS700A® GS800A® GS900A® GS1000A® GS1100A® GS50G, GS55G, GS60GGS1200A® GOLD CARBON GS700PK GS800 GS900 GS1000|
|CHEMICAL FAMILY||Liquid and vapor application|
|PRODUCT USE||( purification, decolonization, separation & deodorization, effluent treatment, dechlorination )|
|Identity||CAS No||Typical %||OSHA Hazard||HS CODE|
|Activated Carbon||7440-44-0||100%||N||3802 1000|
|POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS :|
|Eyes Contact||Not Corrosive but like most dust may cause irritation.|
|Skin Contact||Not Corrosive and no irritation.|
|Ingestion||No known deleterious effects.|
|Inhalation||Possible mild irritation.|
|Chronic Effects||IARC: Not Listed NTP: Not Listed OSHA: Not Regulated|
|IF IN EYES||Immediately flush with plenty of fresh water.|
|IF ON SKIN||Flush the area with plenty of water.|
|IF SWALLOWED||Induce vomiting as directed by medical personnel. Give medical attention.|
|IF INHALED||Remove to fresh air.|
|Flash Point (Test Method||Non Flammable|
|Auto ignition Temperature||Non Flammable|
|Flammable Limits||Upper: NA|
|Extinguishing Media||Upper: NA
Water spray, carbon dioxide, foam, or dry chemical.
When burned products of combustion including dioxides of carbon can occur.
IF SPILL OR LEAKE OCCURS
Clean up spills in a manner that does not disperse dust into the air. Handle in accordance with good industrial hygene and safety practices. These practice include avoiding uncessory exposure, and removal of material from eyes, skin and clothing.
Spent granular activated carbon may be recyclable. Dispose of virgin(unused) carbon (waste or spilled) in a facility permitted for non hazardous waste. Spent(used) carbon should be disposed in accordance With applicable laws.
Do not use empty bags. Dispose of in facility permitted for non hazardous waste.
|HANDLING||Keep bags closed until ready for use. Avoid breathing dust. Avoid contact with eyes. Wash hands and
contact area after handling.
|STORAGE||Product should be stored in dry, well ventilated area. Store away from ozone, liquid oxygen, chlorine,
|SHELF LIFE||Activated Carbon has a shelf life of two years from the date of Test Report.|
|Eye Protection||Safety glasses with side shields are recommended while handling. Through flushing with fresh water if material contact with eye happens.|
|Skin Protection||Avoid direct skin exposure. Wash hands or any contact parts with plenty of fresh water.|
|Respiratory Protection||Use appropriate BIS/NIOSH/MSHA approved particulate respirators is necessary.|
|Airborne exposure limits||Recommended limits for 8 hrs; Total Dust 2.1 mg/cu.m, Respirable Fraction: 0.7 mg/cu.m|
|Specific Gravity||1.5 – 2.1|
|Vapor Pressure at 30deg C||NA|
|Solubility in Water||Insoluble|
|Appearance||Black dense granules with no odor|
|STABILITY||This product is stable under the specified conditions of storage, shipment and use.|
|HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCT||Oxides of Carbon|
|INCOMPATABILITY||Contact with strong oxidizing agents like ozone, liquid oxygen, chlorine, permanganate, etc may result in rapid combustion. Avoid in contact with strong acids.|
Material non toxic.
This material is not harmful to environment. Used activated carbon may exhibit characteristic of the adsorbed material.
Activated carbon in its original state is a hazardous material nor hazardous waste. Follow applicable local laws for disposal of waste. Used activated carbon may become classified as a hazard waste depending on the application.
|Proper Shipping Name||STEAM ACTIVATED CARBON ( NOT DOT REGULATED)|
|Hazard Class||Not Applicable|
|UN/NA Number||Not Applicable|
|Packing Group||Not Applicable|
|Freight Classification||STCC Code #2899643 NMFC #040560|
Further more the provisions of the International Maritime Dangerous Goods Code (IMDG Code) under the category Carbon, Activated of UN number classification 1362 IMDG code class 4.2 (2004 Edition) do not apply to Activated Carbon produced via the Steam Activation Process, by the exemption provided under special provision 925 of the IMDG 2004 Edition code book. It is excluded from IATA#395, IMCO class 4.2 or UN 1362. Product tariff is 3802.10.00. Product confirms to EN 12915-1:2009(E).
Applicable PCB rules should be followed.
Wet activated carbon depletes oxygen from air and therefore dangerously low levels of oxygen may be encountered. Whenever workers enter vessel or confined space containing activated carbon, the vessels oxygen levels should be monitored and work precautions for potentially low oxygen areas should be followed.
This granular activated carbon is steam activated