Snake sent me the MSDS on TBPC, but I don't know if it's complete or what, I don't see anything about surface area or molasses, etc... Perhaps I'm missing it, or it's on a different form. But I'm probably being too forgoing...
MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
SECTION I -GENERAL INFORMATION
Hiatt Distributors Limited, P.O. Box 7475, Long Beach, California 90807-0475
EMERGENCY PHONE 562 428 9973 FAX 562 428 5592
CHEMICAL NAME AND SYNONYMS: Activated Carbon
TRADE NAME & SYNONYMS: Tri-Base Pelletize Carbon
CHEMICAL FAMILY: Amorphous Carbon with three carbon bases
FORMULA: Carbon atom in a crystallite structure has an infinite molecular weight.
1 March 2005
SECTION ll - HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
CHEMICAL NAME (Ingredients) [% TLV (Units)]: No Hazardous Ingredients
HAZARDOUS MIXTURES OF OTHER LIQUIDS, SOLIDS OR GASSES [% TLV (Units)] LIQUIDS: Activated carbons that have adsorbed other carbon or non-carbon or non-carbon liquids or gasses may lower or raise the ignition point and must be laboratory checked for ignition point when expended.
SECTION lll - PHYSICAL DATA
BOILING POINT (DEG F): 4200 SPECIFIC GRAVITY (H2O-1): 1.8 - 2.1
VAPOR PRESSURE (mm Hg.) N/A PERCENT VOLATILE BY VOLUME: None
VAPOR DENSITY (AIR=1): N/A EVAPORATION RATE: None
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Insoluble IGNITION TEMPERATURE: 600 Deg C
APPEARANCE AND ODOR: Odorless, black cylindrical solid
SECTION lV - FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARD DATA
FLASH POINT (method used): None
FLAMMABLE LIMITS: Lower Explosive Limit: N/A Upper Explosive Limit: N/A
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Use media for Class A fires: Foam, multipurpose dry chemical and water type extinguishes.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: None
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: Provide for the handling of dry flowing solids in grounded equipment to prevent build up of static electric charge especially when explosive dust or vapor mixtures may exist in confined areas. Also provide for pressure relief devices following the principles set forth in the National Fire Protection Association Explosion Preventing Guide NFPS68-1854
SECTION V - HEALTH HAZARD DATA
THRESHOLD LIMIT VALUE: Avoid exposure to dust levels above 15 mg
per cubic meter.
EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE: Temporary dryness to mucous membrane causing coughing and minor nose and throat irritation.
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES: Wash mouth with water - no other treatment required. Use protective respiratory equipment to avoid inhaling carbon dust.
SECTION VI - REACTIVITY DATA
STABILITY: Inert UNSTABLE STABLE X
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Activated Carbon is chemically inert.
INCOMPATIBILITY (MATERIALS TO AVOID): None
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: None
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION MAY OCCUR WILL NOT OCCUR X
SECTION Vll - SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
STEPS TO BE TAKEN IN CASE MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED: Spills can create nuisance dust and housekeeping problems. Vacuuming is best clean up method
WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Wet or dry activated carbon is best disposed of by land-fill.
SECTION lll - SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION (SPECIFY TYPE): Respiratory classification table G-2 part 1910.93 (OSHA) Rules and Regulations
VENTILATION LOCAL EXHAUST: Vacuum to control dust
PROTECTIVE GLOVES: None required
EYE PROTECTION: For airborne dust
OTHER PROTECTIVE EQUIPMENT: Protective clothing should be worn during handling to protect against airborne dust.
SECTION lX - SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN HANDLING AND STORING: Packaged activated carbon is not resistant to weather or outside storage and requires indoor Type l and Type ll storage facilities.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS: Check oxygen content of atmosphere of any vessel containing activated carbon before allowing entry of personnel.
SECTION X - TRANSPORTATION DATA
PROPER SHIPPING (ARTICLE) NAME: Hiattâ€™s Tri Pelletized Carbon Non-Regulated.
DOT CLASSIFICATION: NMFC 40560 l DOT MARKING: N/A l DOT PLACARD: N/A
EMERGENCY ACCIDENT PRECAUTIONS AND PROCEDURES:
Contact Hiatt Distributors Limited
Phone 562 428 9973
PRECAUTIONS TO BE TAKEN IN TRANSPORTATION: N/A
The information contained herein is based on data considered accurate in light of current formulation. However, no warranty is expressed or implied regarding the accuracy of this data or the results to be obtained from the use thereof.
HIATT DISTRIBUTORS LIMITED
LONG BEACH, CALIFORNIA, CA
562 428 9973
FAX 562 428 5592