1/1/2017
Material Safety Data Sheet

Product Identity: Activated Carbon

Section I
Name: CEI
Address: 28205 Scippo Creek Rd
Circleville, OH 43113
Telephone:    800-344-5770
Fax: 888-204-9656
Section II        PRODUCT AND COMPANY INFORMATION
Product Name: Activated Carbon (Coal Based)
Product Use: Used according to manufacturer's recommendation
Company Identification (USA):       Carbon Activated Corp
250 E Manville St
Compton, CA 90220
Telephone Numbers(s); Information/Emergency - (310)885-4555
Date Prepared: April 25, 2013
Section III        HAZARD(S) IDENTIFICATION
OSHA Regulatory Status:     Not Regulated
HMIS Ratings: Health 0
(NFPA) Flammability 1
Reactivity 0
Special
4 = Extreme/Severe
3 = High/Serious
2 = Moderate
1 = Slight
0 = Minimum
W = Water Reactive
OX = Oxidizer

Protective Equipment: Safety glasses with side shields or goggles, gloves, long sleeve shirt or lab coat, long pants recommended.
Health Effects: See Section V
Environmental Effects:      See Section VIII
GHS Classification: 
Hazard Symbol Hazard / Category Warning
Hazard Symbol               Eye Irritation Category 2B
Respiratory Irritation Category 3    
Contact may cause eye irritation. Dust may be slightly irritating to eyes and respiratory tract.
Wet activated carbon removes oxygen from air causing a severe hazard to workers in enclosed or confined space.

PRECAUTIONARY STATEMENTS
Prevention: Avoid generation of dust during handling. Avoid breathing dust. Wash thoroughly after handling. Use in a well-ventilated area.
Response: IF INHALED: 
Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
IF IN EYES:  Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes.
Storage: Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.

Section IV        COMPOSITION /INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Identity
(% by Wt)
Common Name
(Ingredient/Component)
CAS No Impurities
100 Activated Carbon (Coal Based) 7440-44-0 None
Section V        FIRST-AID MEASURES
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE 
Inhalation Dust may cause mild irritation to the upper respiratory tract.
Skin Dust may cause mild irritation, possibly reddening.
Eyes Dust may cause mild irritation, possibly reddening.
Ingestion Dust may cause mild irritation to digestive track resulting in nausea or diarrhea.
Sign/Symptoms of Exposure Dust may cause irritation and redness of eyes, irritation of skin and respiratory system The effects of long-term, low-level exposures to this product have not been determined.
Emergency and First Aid Procedures    For eye contact:
Immediately flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting both the upper and lower lids occasionally; seek medical attention. 
 For skin contact:  Wash with soap and water; seek medical attention.
 For inhalation:  Remove to fresh air and rest as needed; seek medical attention for any breathing difficulty.
 For ingestion:  Drink plenty of water; seek medical attention.
Medical Conditions Generally
Aggravated by Exposure
People with pre-existing skin conditions or eye problems or impaired respiratory function may be more susceptible to the potential effects of the dust.
Section VI        FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable Extinguishing Media Use an extinguishing media suitable for the surrounding fire.
Unsuitable Extinguishing Media      None known
Specific Hazards As with most organic solids, fire is possible at elevated temperatures or by contact with an ignition source. Activated carbon is difficult to ignite and tends to burn slowly {smolder) without producing smoke or flame.
Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide gas may be emitted upon combustion of material.
Contact with strong oxidizers such as ozone or liquid oxygen may cause rapid combustion.
Protective Equipment and
Procedures
Wear NIOSH approved self-contained breathing apparatus suitable for the surrounding fire.
Section VII        ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal Precautions Wear protective equipment, keep unnecessary personnel away, and ventilate area of spill.
Environmental Precautions   The material is not soluble, but can cause a particulate emission if discharged to waterways, therefore, dike all entrances to sewers and drains to avoid introducing the material into the waterways.
Containment & Clean-up Dike all entrances to sewers and drains. Vacuum or shovel spilled material and place in closed container for disposal.
Remove product to appropriate storage area until it can be properly disposed of in accordance with local, state and federal regulations. Avoid dust formation.
See section IX
Other Information NA
Section VIII        HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for Safe Handling   Avoid prolonged contact with eyes and skin. Keep away from ignition sources. Use in well ventilated areas. Protect containers from physical damage. Wash hands after handling.
Conditions for Safe Storage Store in cool, dry, ventilated area and in closed containers. Keep away from oxidizers, heat or flames. Store away from ignition sources.
Section IX        EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Component OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV Other Limits
Activated Carbon Data not available Data not available

Exposure Guidelines Wet activated carbon removes oxygen from air posing a hazard to workers in enclosed or confined space. Before entering such an area, sample the air to assure sufficient oxygen supply. Use work procedures for low oxygen levels, observing all local, state and federal regulations.
Engineering Controls     Exhaust ventilation should be designed to prevent accumulation and recirculation in the workplace and safely remove carbon black from the air.
Note: Wet activated carbon removes oxygen from air causing a severe hazard to workers in enclosed or confined space.
If risk of overexposure exists, wear an approved respirator. Provide adequate ventilation in warehouse or closed storage area.
Personal Protective
Equipment
Use of NIOSH approved particulate filter is recommended if dust is generated in handling. The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed, i.e. gloves, safety glasses w/side shields or goggles, long sleeve shirt or lab coat, dust respirator if dusty and/or other protective clothing/equipment as determined appropriate.
General Hygiene The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed: i.e. Keep away from food and beverage; remove contaminated clothing immediately; wash hands before breaks or eating; avoid contact with eyes and skin.
Section X        PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Physical State (Appearance)   
Black granular, pellet or powder material
Color Black Molecular Weight NA
Odor None Odor Threshold None
pH Value NA Vapor Pressure 0
Melting Point NA Vapor Density Solid
Freezing Point NA Relative Density 0.4 to 0.7
Initial Boiling Point       NA Solubility Not Soluble
Flash Point NA Partition Coefficient NA
Evaporation Rate NA Auto Ignition Temp. >220°C
Flammability >220°C     Decomp. Temp. NA
UEL NA Viscosity NA
LEL NA
Section XI        STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Chemical Stability Unstable Conditions to Avoid
Stable XX None
Possibility of Hazardous Reaction       May Occur Conditions to Avoid
Will Not Occur    XX          None

Caution: High concentrations of organics in air will cause temperature rise due to heat of adsorption. At very high concentration levels this may result in a thermal excursion, referred to as a bed fire. High concentrations of Ketones and Aldehydes may cause a bed temperature rise due to adsorption and oxidation.

Materials to Avoid Alkali metals and strong oxidizers such as ozone, oxygen, permanganate, chlorine.
Hazardous Decomposition Products       Carbon monoxide and carbon dioxide gas may be generated during combustion of this material.
Section XII        TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
ACUTE EFFECTS
Toxicity Studies Oral LD50 Not determined on the finished product
Dermal LD50      Not determined on the finished product
Inhalation See section V
Ingestion See section V
Eye Irritation See section V
Skin Irritation See section V
Sensitization Not determined on the finished product
Target Organ(s) or System Eyes, skin and upper respiratory system
Signs and Symptoms of Exposure     Irritation and redness of eyes, irritation of skin
and respiratory system may result from exposure
to carbon dust
See Section IV and V
CHRONIC EFFECTS
Carcinogenicity Not determined on the finished product
Mutagenicity Not determined on the finished product
Reproductive Effects Not determined on the finished product
Developmental Factors Not determined on the finished product
Section XIII        ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity Not determined on the finished product
Persistence/Degradability Not determined on the finished product
Bioaccumulation/Accumulation Not determined on the finished product
Mobility in Environmental Media      Not determined on the finished product
Other Adverse Effects Not determined on the finished product

Section XIV        DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Vacuum or shovel material into a closed container.  Storage and disposal should be in accordance with applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations.  Local regulations may be more stringent than state or federal requirements.  Activated Carbon is an absorbent media; hazard classification is generally determined by the absorbate that the carbon has picked up.  Consult with the US EPA guidelines listed in 40 CFR Part 261.3 for the classifications of hazardous water prior to disposal. 
Section XV        TRANSPORT INFORMATION
This information as presented below only applies to the material as shipped.  The identification based on characteristic(s) or listing may not apply if the material has been used or otherwise contaminated.  It is the responsibility of the waste generator to determine the toxicity and physical properties of the material generated to determine the proper waste identification and disposal methods in compliance with applicable regulations.
Land DOT Regulations UN/NA Identification Number AP4-60 None on finished product
UN - Proper Shipping Name Not Regulated
Transport Hazard Class None on finished product; see Note 1 below
Packing Group None on finished product
Marine Pollutant None on finished product
Canadian WHMIS Hazard Class None on finished product
Water IMO/IMDG UN/NA Identification Number AP4-60 None on finished product
UN - Proper Shipping Name Not Regulated
Transport Hazard Class None on finished product; see Note 1 below
Packing Group None on finished product
Marine Pollutant None on finished product
Air ICAO/IATA UN/NA Identification Number AP4-60 None on finished product
UN - Proper Shipping Name Not Regulated
Transport Hazard Class None on finished product; see Note 1 below
Packing Group None on finished product
Marine Pollutant None on finished product
Information reported for product/size: 0.5 Kg

Note 1: Under the UN classification for activated carbon, all activated carbons have been identified as a class 4.2 product. However, this product has been tested according to the United Nations Transport of Dangerous Goods test protocol for a "self-heating substance" (United Nations Transportation of Dangerous Goods, Manual of Tests and Criteria, Part III, Section 33.3.1.6 - Test N.4 - Test Method for Self Heating Substances) and it has been specifically determined that this product does not meet the definition of a self heating substance (class 4.2) or any other hazard class, and therefore should not be listed as a hazardous material. This information is applicable only for the Activated Carbon Product identified in this document.
Section XVI        REGULATORY INFORMATION
SARA Title III 302 Product is not subject to SARA Title III, section 302 regulation.
SARA Title III 313 Product is not subject to SARA Title III, section 313 regulation.
TSCA Product is listed
California Proposition 65 Product is not listed
Canadian Classification WHMIS - Product is listed
DSL# - Product is listed
EEC Council Directives relating to the classification, packaging, and labeling of dangerous substances and preparations.
Risk and Safety Phrases R36: Irritating to the eyes
R37: Irritating to the respiratory system
R38: Irritating to the skin
Carbon, activated
(CAS:7440-44-0)
is found on the following
regulatory lists
Canada - British Columbia Occupational Exposure Limits
Canada - Yukon Permissible Concentrations for Airborne
Contaminant Substances
Canada Domestic Substances List (DSL)
International Air Transport Association (IATA) Dangerous Goods
Regulations
OECD Representative List of High Production Volume (HPV)
Chemicals
US - Hawaii Air Contaminant Limits
US - Idaho - Toxic and Hazardous Substances - Mineral Dust
US - Minnesota Hazardous Substance List
US - Minnesota Permissible Exposure Limits (PELs}
US - Rhode Island Hazardous Substance List
US - Vermont Permissible Exposure Limits Table Z-1-A Final Rule
Limits for Air Contaminants
US - Washington Permissible exposure limits of air contaminants
US DOE Temporary Emergency Exposure Limits (TEELs)
US EPA High Production Volume Program Chemical List
US FDA CFSAN Color Additive Status List 4
US FDA CFSAN Color Additive Status List 6
Section XVII        OTHER INFORMATION

Intended Use - The material is generally used for treatment of gases and liquids.

The information contained in this document applies to this specific material as supplied. It may not be valid for this material if it is used in combination with any other materials. It is the user's responsibility to determine the suitability and completeness of this information for their particular use.

While the information and recommendations set forth herein are believed to be accurate as of the date hereof, CEI makes no warranty with respect to same and disclaims all liability for reliance there on.

Legend:
ACGIH - American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists
ANSI - American National Standards Institute
CAS# - Chemical Abstracts Service Registry Number
CFR - Code of Federal Regulations
CFSAN - Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition
DOE - Department of Energy
DOT - Department of Transportation
DSL - Domestic Substances List
EEC - European Economic Community
EPA - Environmental Protection Agency
FDA - Food and Drug Administration
GHS - Globally Harmonized System (of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals)
HMIS - Hazardous Material Information System
IATA - International Air Transportation Association
ICAO - International Civil Aviation Organization
IMO - International Maritime Organization
IMDG - International Maritime Dangerous Goods
LD⊂50 - Lethal Dose expected to kill 50% of a group of test animals
LEL - Lower Explosive Limit
NA - Not Applicable
NFPA - National Fire Protection Association
NIOSH - National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
OECD - Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
OSHA - Occupational Safety and Health Association
PEL - Permissible Exposure Limit
SARA - Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act
TLV - Threshold Limit Value
TSCA - Toxic Substances Control Act
UEL - Upper Explosive Limit
WHMIS - Workplace Hazardous Material Information System


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