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Material Safety Data Sheet

Alum

1. Product Identification
Item Name: aluminum sulfate, hydrated, technical
2. Composition/lnformation on Ingredients
Ingredient: aluminum sulfate (sara iii)
Percent: 100
NIOSH (RTECS) Number: bd1700000
CAS Number: 10043-01-3
OSHA PEL: 2 mg/m3
ACGIH TLV: 2 mg/m3;9192
3. Hazards Identification
Signs/Symptoms of Overexposure: irritation of eyes, skin, and intestines.
Emergency/First Aid Procedure: eyes: flush with water for at least 15 minutes.
Skin: flush vigorously with water. Ingestion: if victim is conscious, dilute by drinking
large quantities of water; get prompt medical attention.
4. First Aid Measures
Flash Point: non-combustible
5. Handling and storage
Steps if Material is Released/Spilled: use proper personal protective equipment. Sweep
up and recover in a suitable container, or dilute with water and recover it for disposal.
Care should be taken because aluminum sulfate becomes slippery when wet.
Waste Disposal Method: consult local authorities. Disposal must be in accordance with
local, state and federal regulations. Precautions-handling/storing: store in cool and dry
place. Bulk handling system should be weather tight and have dust collectors installed.
Other precautions: avoid skin and eyes contact. Do not breathe dust.
6. Exposure Controls/Personal Protection
Respiratory Protection: dust mask/dust respirator
Ventilation: mech (gen) or local exhaust that provides adequate ventilation
Protective Gloves: rubber
Eye Protection: goggles/face shield
Other Protective Equipment: full protective clothing, safety shower, eye wash station
Suppl. Safety & Health Data: MSDS undated

7. Physical and Chemical Properties


Appearance and Odor: white, pale green or tan powder, granules or lumps.
Solubility in water: complete
8. Stability and Reactivity
Stability: yes
Cond to Avoid (stability): wet or damp storage area
Materials to Avoid: none specified
Hazardous Decomp Products: none
Hazardous Poly Occur: no
Conditions to Avoid (Poly): none specified
9. Transportation Data
DOT Proper Shipping Name: not regulated by this mode of transportation
IMO Proper Shipping Name: not regulated for this mode of transportation
lATA Proper Shipping Name: not regulated by this mode of transportation
10. Disposal Data
Disposal Data Review Date: 88291
Rec # for this Disp Entry: 02
tot disp entries per NSN: 005
Landfill Ban Item: yes
Disposal Supplemental Data: MSDS undated in case of accidental exposure or
discharge, consult health and safety file for precautions.
1St EPA Haz Wst Name New: not regulated
1st EPA Haz Wst Char New: not regulated by rcra
1st EPA Acute Hazard New: no
11. Label Data
Common Name: aluminum sulfate, hydrate
Special Hazard Precautions: irritation of eyes, skin, intestines.
NOTICE: The manufacturer, expressly disclaims all express or implied warranties of
merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose, with respect to the product or
information provided herein, and shall under no circumstances be liable for incidental or
consequential damages.
Do not use ingredient information and/or ingredient percentages in this MSDS as a
product specification. All information appearing herein is based upon data obtained
from the manufacturer and/or recognized technical sources. While the information is
believed to be accurate, it makes no representations as to its accuracy or sufficiency.
Conditions of use are beyond it's control and therefore users are responsible to verify
this data under their own operating conditions to determine whether the product is
suitable for their particular purposes and they assume all risks of their use, handling,
and disposal of the product, or from the publication or use of, or reliance upon,
information contained herein. This information relates only to the product designated
herein, and does not relate to its use in combination with any other material or in any
other process.
2011