Activated Carbon with Coconut Shell Base and Carbon Tetrachloride Activity Safety Data Sheet

Revision date : 2017

SECTION 1: Identification of the substance/mixture and of the company/undertaking

1.1 – Product Identifier

Product Name: HS-AC

1.2 – Relevant identified uses of the substance or mixture and uses advised against

Use of the substance/mixture : Filtration

1.3 – Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Hydrosil International Ltd.
125 Prairie Lake Rd
East Dundee, IL 60118

T 847-844-0680 – F 847-844-0799

1.4 – Emergency telephone number

Emergency number : 847-844-0680

Section 2: Hazards Identification

2.1 – Classification of the substance or mixture

GHS-US classification
Eye Irrit. 2B H320
STOT SE 3 H335

2.2 – Label Elements

GHS-US labelling
Hazard pictograms (GHS-US) : 
Signal word (GHS-US) : Danger
Hazard statements (GHS-US) :

H320 – Causes eye irritation
H335 – May cause respiratory irritation

Precautionary statements (GHS-US) :

P261 – Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray
P264 – Wash … thoroughly after handling
P271 – Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area
P304+P340 – IF INHALED: Remove person to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing
P305+P351+P338 – If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact
lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing
P312 – Call a POISON CENTER/doctor/…/if you feel unwell
P337+P313 – If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention
P403+P233 – Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed
P405 – Store locked up
P501 – Dispose of contents/container to …

2.3 – Other Hazards

No additional information available

2.4 – Unknown acute toxicity (GHS US)

No data available

SECTION 3: Composition/information on ingredients

3.1 – Substances

Not applicable

3.2 – Mixture

NameProduct Identifier%GHS-US Classification
Carbon(CAS No.) 7440-44-0100Not classified

SECTION 4: First aid measures

4.1 – Description of first aid measures

First-aid measures after inhalation : Remove person to fresh air. If not breathing, administer CPR or artificial respiration. Get immediate medical attention.
First-aid measures after skin contact : If skin reddening or irritation develops, seek medical attention.
First-aid measures after eye contact : Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation persists get medical attention.
First-aid measures after ingestion : If the material is swallowed, get immediate medical attention or advice. DO NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel.

4.2 – Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed

Symptoms/injuries after inhalation : May cause respiratory irritation.
Symptoms/injuries after skin contact : Causes skin irritation.
Symptoms/injuries after eye contact : Causes eye irritation.
Symptoms/injuries after ingestion : May be harmful if swallowed.

4.3 – Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

No additional information available

SECTION 5: Firefighting measures

5.1 – Extinguishing media

Suitable extinguishing media :  If involved with fire, flood with plenty of water.
Unsuitable extinguishing media : None.

5.2 – Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Fire hazard : None known.
Explosion hazard : None known.
Reactivity : Contact with strong oxidizers such as ozone, liquid oxygen, chlorine, etc. may result in fire.

5.3 – Advice for firefighters

Protection during firefighting : Firefighters should wear full protective gear.

SECTION 6: Accidental release measures

6.1 – Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

General measures : Avoid contact with the skin and the eyes.
For non-emergency personnel : No additional information available
For emergency responders : No additional information available

6.2 – Environmental precautions


6.3 – Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

For containment : If possible, stop flow of product.
Methods for cleaning up : Shovel or sweep up and put in a closed container for disposal.

6.4 – Reference to other sections

No additional information available

SECTION 7: Handling and storage

7.1 – Precautions for safe handling

Precautions for safe handling : Avoid contact with eyes. Wet activated carbon removes oxygen from air causing a severe hazard
to workers inside carbon vessels or confined spaces

7.2 – Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

Storage conditions : Protect containers from physical damage. Store in dry, cool, well-ventilated area.

7.3 – Specific end use(s)

No additional information available

SECTION 8: Exposure controls/personal protection

8.1 – Control parameters

No additional information available

8.2 – Exposure controls

Appropriate engineering controls : Local exhaust and general ventilation must be adequate to meet exposure standards.
Hand protection : None required under normal product handling conditions.
Eye protection : Safety glasses.
Skin and body protection : Wear suitable working clothes.
Respiratory protection : If airborne concentrations are above the applicable exposure limits, use NIOSH approved respiratory protection.

SECTION 9: Physical and chemical properties

9.1 – Information on basic physical and chemical properties

Physical state : Solid
Appearance : Particulate
Colour : Black
Odour : No data available
Odour threshold : No data available
pH : No data available
Relative evaporation rate (butylacetate=1) : No data available
Melting point : No data available
Freezing point : No data available
Boiling point : No data available
Flash point : No data available
Self ignition temperature : No data available
Decomposition temperature : No data available
Flammability (solid, gas) : No data available
Vapour pressure : No data available
Relative vapour density at 20 °C : No data available
Relative density : No data available
Solubility : No data available
Log Pow : No data available
Log Kow : No data available
Viscosity, kinematic : No data available
Viscosity, dynamic : No data available
Explosive properties : No data available
Oxidising properties : No data available
Explosive limits : No data available

9.1 – Other information

No additional information available

SECTION 10: Stability and reactivity

10.1 – Reactivity

Contact with strong oxidizers such as ozone, liquid oxygen, chlorine, etc. may result in fire.

10.2 – Chemical stability

Stable under normal conditions.

10.3 – Possibility of hazardous reactions

Will not occur

10.4 – Conditions to avoid


10.5 – Incompatible materials

Strong oxidizers such as ozone, liquid oxygen, chlorine, etc

10.6 – Hazardous decomposition products

Carbon monoxide may be generated in the event of fire.

SECTION 11: Toxicological information

11.1 – Information on toxicological effects

Acute toxicity : Not classified

Zeolite (1318-02-1)
LD50 oral rat> 10000 mg/kg

Germ cell mutagenicity : Not classified
Carcinogenicity : Not classified
Reproductive toxicity : Not classified
Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure) : May cause respiratory irritation.
Specific target organ toxicity (repeated exposure) : Not classified
Aspiration hazard : Not classified

SECTION 12: Ecological information

12.1 – Toxicity

No additional information available

12.2 – Persistence and degradability

No additional information available

12.3 – Bioaccumulative potential

No additional information available

12.4 – Mobility in soil

No additional information available

12.5 – Other adverse effects

No additional information available

SECTION 13: Disposal considerations

13.1 – Waste treatment methods

Waste disposal recommendations : Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

SECTION 14: Transport information

In accordance with DOT / ADR / RID / ADNR / IMDG / ICAO / IATA

14.1 – UN number

Not applicable

14.2 – UN proper shipping name

Not applicable

SECTION 15: Regulatory information

15.1 – US Federal regulations

Carbon (7440-44-0)
Listed on the United States TSCA (Toxic Substances Control Act) inventory

15.2 – US State regulations

No additional information available

SECTION 16: Other information

Full text of H-phrases:

Eye Irrit. 2BSerious eye damage/eye irritation Category 2B
STOT SE 3Specific target organ toxicity (single exposure) Category 3
H335May cause respiratory irritation

NFPA health hazard : 1 – Exposure could cause irritation but only minor residual injury even if no treatment is given.
NFPA fire hazard : 0 – Materials that will not burn.
NFPA reactivity : 0 – Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and are not reactive with water


Copyright 2017 Hydrosil International, LTD. License granted to make unlimited paper copies for internal use only. The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. This information is based on our current knowledge and is intended to describe the product for the purposes of health, safety and environmental requirements only. It should not therefore be construed as guaranteeing any specific property of the product. Hydrosil International LTD. makes no warranty, either expressed or implied, including any warranties of merchantability and fitness for a particular purpose.

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