PRODUCT IDENTIFIER: Absorbent
Amorphous silica with natural dust
CODES: UPC 10000, 10002, 10004 (GHS product code not
5717 Arapahoe Ave., Boulder, CO
NAME: Amorphous silica, mixture
FAMILY: Volcanic glass
CAS #: Mixture, not assigned, however, #7631-86-9, is
the principal ingredient
FORMULA: Matrix: Mixture of SiO2, Al2SiO5, K2SiO3, Na2SiO3 and trace amounts
of Fe, Ca, & Mg. Dust/Odor Suppressant: Proprietary(non-hazardous)
Absorbent and Odor
BY: Richard J Kraemer, PhD
2: HAZARD(S) IDENTIFICATION
OVERVIEW: Avoid contact with eyes. Do not ingest.
OF ENTRY: Eyes, ingestion, inhalation.
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
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.
HEALTH HAZARDS: Not established.
HAZARDOUS LIQUID TO NON-HAZARDUS LIQUIDS: Not possible with Zorbent.
CONDITIONS GENERALLY AGGRAVATED BY EXPOSURE: Irritated skin, e.g., open
wounds, pre-existing rash. Eye inflammation or pre-existing ocular symptoms.
Not known to contain any chemicals at reportable quantities that are listed
as carcinogens by:
OSHA, ACGIH, NTP or
This product is NOT considered a
CAS # 7631-86-9, mineral mixture 88
dust suppressant, 2 –
SECTION 3: COMPOSITION OF INGREDIENTS
CAS #: # 7631-86-9 %
REPORTABLE ppm mg/m3
PEL STEL : Not
established Not established
PEL CEILING: Not
10mg/m3 Total dust*
TLV STEL: Not
TLV CEILING: Not
* 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
Do not rub eyes. Flush eyes with copious amounts of water to remove any small
particles. Consult a physician if irritation persists.
Wash skin with clean water to remove product. Consult a physician if
Not established. Consult a physician.
Remove from area; drink water to clear throat; blow nose to evacuate
TO PHYSICIANS OR FIRST AID PROVIDERS: This product should be
considered like sand when treating any
SECTION 5: FIRE-FIGHTING MEASURES
POINT : Not applicable
Not established FLAMMABILITY: Not established
REACTIVITY: Not established
Notes: Hazardous liquids retain their
hazardous characteristics and designation when absorbed
Not established ( Fresh Zorbent is not
flammable, however, the absorbed spill if flammable retains flammable
characteristic when absorbed into Zorbent.)
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
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
SECTION 6: ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
RELEASE MEASURES: Sweep or vacuumed clean. Dispose of unused Zorbent as a
SECTION 7: HANDLING AND STORAGE
AND STORAGE: Keep dry. Repair all broken bags.
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
CONTROLS: Ensure that eyewash stations are close to work stations.
: Keep well ventilated.
PROTECTION: Dust mask where airborne concentrations are expected to exceed
PROTECTION: As a minimum, safety glasses with side shields.
PROTECTION: Gloves (optional).
PROTECTIVE CLOTHING OR EQUIPMENT: None
HYGIENIC PRACTICES: Follow good housekeeping practices.
SECTION 9: PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL
White to gray granular material.
Slight mild odor.
SUPPLIED: Not applicable(solid).
(Other): Water slurry, 6.5 to
F: 1562° to 1652°
C: 850° to 900°
DENSITY: 2 - 9 lbs. per cubic foot.
IN WATER: <1%
SOLIDS BY WEIGHT: 88-98%%
ORGANIC COMPOUNDS (VOC): None
WEIGHT: Mixture, NA
10: STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
TO AVOID (STABILITY): For Zorbent saturated with a flammable spill avoid
flames. Flammable liquids remain
flammable when absorbed by Zorbent.
(MATERIAL TO AVOID): Hydrofluoric acid- forms toxic silicon
DECOMPOSITION OR BY-PRODUCTS: None
POLYMERIZATION: Does not occur.
TO AVOID (POLYMERIZATION): None. Does not occur.
SECTION 11: TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
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
SECTION 12: ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
INFORMATION: The matrix will not biodegrade but the dust suppressant will
13: DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
DISPOSAL METHOD: Non-hazardous landfill.
RCRA HAZARD CLASS: Not established.
14: TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION
PROPER SHIPPING NAME: Cleaning compound
CLASS: 55 Non-
15: REGULATORY INFORMATION
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
INFORMATION: Prepared by: Richard J. Kraemer,PhD, CEO MetaMatrix, LLC.