SECTION 1: Identification
PRODUCT NAME: Zorbent®
GHS PRODUCT IDENTIFIER: Absorbent
SYNONYMS: Amorphous silica with natural dust suppressant.
PRODUCT CODES: UPC 10000, 10002, 10004 (GHS product code not assigned)
MANUFACTURER: Zorbent LLC
DIVISION: Not applicable
ADDRESS: 937 S Madison Street, Hinsdale, IL 60521
EMERGENCY PHONE: 1-888-352-4337
CHEMTREC PHONE: None
OTHER CALLS: 1-303-449-8020
CHEMICAL NAME: Amorphous silica, mixture
CHEMICAL FAMILY: Volcanic glass
CAS #: Mixture, not assigned, however, #7631-86-9, is the principal ingredient
CHEMICAL FORMULA: Matrix: Mixture of SiO2, Al2SiO5, K2SiO3, Na2SiO3 and trace amounts of Fe, Ca, & Mg. Dust/Odor Suppressant: Proprietary(non-hazardous)
PRODUCT USE: Absorbent and Odor Suppressant
PREPARED BY: Richard J Kraemer, PhD
SECTION 2: HAZARD(S) IDENTIFICATION
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: Avoid contact with eyes. Do not ingest.
ROUTES OF ENTRY: Eyes, ingestion, inhalation.
POTENTIAL HEALTH EFFECTS
EYES: This product may be a hazard in case of eye contact (irritant).
INGESTION: Not hazardous but to be avoided.
INHALATION: Coughing, irritation of nose & throat; blow nose to evacuate product.
SKIN: This product will dry skin and could be an irritant. It is not absorbed by the skin.
ACUTE HEALTH HAZARDS: Eye irritant and drying of the skin.
CHRONIC HEALTH HAZARDS: Not established.
CONVERTING HAZARDOUS LIQUID TO NON-HAZARDOUS LIQUIDS: Not possible with Zorbent.
MEDICAL CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Irritated skin, e.g., open wounds, pre-existing rash. Eye inflammation or pre-existing ocular symptoms.
OSHA: ACGIH: NTP: IARC:
Not known to contain any chemicals at reportable quantities that are listed as carcinogens by:
OSHA, ACGIH, NTP or IRAC.
NOTES: This product is NOT considered a Hazardous Material.
CAS # 7631-86-9, mineral mixture 88 – 98% 100%
Proprietary dust suppressant, 2 – 10% 0%
SECTION 3: COMPOSITION OF INGREDIENTS
CAS #: # 7631-86-9 % WT % VOL
REPORTABLE ppm mg/m3
OSHA PEL-TWA: Not established Not established
OSHA PEL STEL : Not established Not established
OSHA PEL CEILING: Not established Not established
ACGIH TLV-TWA: Not established 10mg/m3 Total dust*
ACGIH TLV STEL: Not established Not established
ACGIH TLV CEILING: Not established Not established
NOTES: * This value applies only to the untreated matrix. Treated Zorbent has a dust suppressant (See above) to prevent it from becoming airborne.
SECTION 4: FIRST AID MEASURES
EYES: Do not rub eyes. Flush eyes with copious amounts of water to remove any small particles. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
SKIN: Wash skin with clean water to remove product. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
INGESTION: Not established. Consult a physician.
INHALATION: Remove from area; drink water to clear throat; blow nose to evacuate particles.
NOTES TO PHYSICIANS OR FIRST AID PROVIDERS: This product should be considered like sand when treating any emergencies.
SECTION 5: FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
FLASH POINT : Not applicable
NFPA HAZARD CLASSIFICATION
HEALTH: Not established FLAMMABILITY: Not established REACTIVITY: Not established
Notes: Hazardous liquids retain their hazardous characteristics and designation when absorbed
HMIS HAZARD CLASSIFICATION
HEALTH: Not established
FLAMMABILITY: Not established ( Fresh Zorbent is not flammable, however, the absorbed spill if flammable retains flammable characteristic when absorbed into Zorbent.)
REACTIVITY: Not established.
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: For absorbed spill see spill liquid SDS sheet.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Respiratory and Eye protection is required for fire fighting personal. For absorbed spill see spilled liquid SDS sheet.
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS (See Notes this section) Keep Zorbent that is saturated with oil and flammable liquids away from flames. For absorbed liquid spill see section;
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS on spilled liquid SDS sheet.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: None
Notes: Flammable liquids retain their flammable characteristics when absorbed by Zorbent. Liquids absorbed into or on all loose absorbents, including Zorbent, lower the flash point of the absorbed liquid (mixture). For example: Liquids that resist ignition when spilled may be ignitable when absorbed into or on a particle absorbent such as clay, diatomaceous earth, Zorbent or similar loose absorbent. An example of such a liquid is waste auto oil.
SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES: Sweep or vacuumed clean. Dispose of unused Zorbent as a non-hazardous waste.
SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE
HANDLING AND STORAGE: Keep dry. Repair all broken bags.
OTHER PRECAUTIONS: Liquids that resist ignition when spilled sometimes will ignite when picked up by Zorbent or any loose absorbent. For example, spilled motor oil will not ignite with a common kitchen match but will ignite when picked up by Zorbent or any other loose absorbent.(See Notes in Section 5 for details.)
SECTION 8: EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Ensure that eyewash stations are close to work stations.
VENTILATION : Keep well ventilated.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Dust mask where airborne concentrations are expected to exceed exposure limits.
EYE PROTECTION: As a minimum, safety glasses with side shields.
SKIN PROTECTION: Gloves (optional).
OTHER PROTECTIVE CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT: None
WORK HYGIENIC PRACTICES: Follow good housekeeping practices.
EXPOSURE GUIDELINES: None
SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
APPEARANCE: White to gray granular material.
ODOR: Slight mild odor.
PHYSICAL STATE: Granular
pH AS SUPPLIED: Not applicable(solid).
pH (Other): Water slurry, 6.5 to 8
BOILING POINT: NA
MELTING POINT: Matrix
F: 1562° to 1652°
C: 850° to 900°
EFFECTIVE DENSITY: 2 - 9 lbs. per cubic foot.
@ F: 68°
EVAPORATION RATE: NA
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: <1%
PERCENT SOLIDS BY WEIGHT: 88-98%%
PERCENT VOLATILE: 0
VOLATILE ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC): None
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: Mixture, NA
VISCOSITY: Solid, NA
SECTION 10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
CONDITIONS TO AVOID (STABILITY): For Zorbent saturated with a flammable spill avoid flames. Flammable liquids remain flammable when absorbed by Zorbent.
INCOMPATIBILITY (MATERIAL TO AVOID): Hydrofluoric acid- forms toxic silicon tetrafluoride gas.
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION OR BY-PRODUCTS: None
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Does not occur.
CONDITIONS TO AVOID (POLYMERIZATION): None. Does not occur.
SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION: None available. The matrix is considered non-hazardous by the FDA and when airborne, it is considered a nuisance dust by the EPA. OSHA: The dust suppressant is a non-toxic, organic, natural substance approved by the FDA.
SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION: The matrix will not biodegrade but the dust suppressant will biodegrade.
SECTION 13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
WASTE DISPOSAL METHOD: Non-hazardous landfill.
RCRA HAZARD CLASS: Not established.
SECTION 14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Cleaning compound
CLASS: 55 Non- hazardous.
SECTION 15: REGULATORY INFORMATION
U.S. FEDERAL REGULATIONS- Amorphous silica with a dust suppressant is not known to be regulated by the US, state or International statutes.
SECTION 16: OTHER INFORMATION
PREPARATION INFORMATION: Prepared by: Richard J. Kraemer, PhD.