Activated Alumina Filtration Media

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Activated Alumina Safety Data Sheet

Revision Date : 2017


1.1. Product identifier

Product name : Activated Alumina

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

Active Alumina
Catalyst. (For further information, refer to the product technical data sheet).

Use descriptor system (REACH) :PROC 5 / PROC 4 / PROC 10 / PROC 11 / PROC 13 / PROC 19 / PROC 7 / PROC 9 / PROC 8a / PROC8b / PROC 2 / PROC 23 / PROC 24 / PROC 25 / PROC 14 / PROC 3ERC 8e / ERC 7 / ERC 3 / ERC 2 / ERC 11a / ERC 4 / ERC 8a / ERC 8d / ERC 5 / ERC10a / ERC 1PC 20 / PC 29 / PC 38 / PC 32 / PC 35 / PC 31 / PC 2 / PC 16 / PC 15 / PC 14 /PC 3 / PC 1 / PC 0SU 10 / SU 12 / SU 13 / SU 14 / SU 17 / SU 8 / SU 9

1.3. Details of the supplier of the safety data sheet

Hydrosil International Ltd.
125 Prairie Lake Rd
East Dundee, IL 60118
(P) 847-844-0680
(F) 847-844-0799

1.4 - Emergency telephone number

Emergency number : 1-847-844-0680


2.1. Classification of the substance or mixture

In compliance with EC regulation No. 1272/2008 and its amendments.
This mixture does not present a physical hazard. Refer to the recommendations regarding the other products present on the site.
This mixture does not present an environmental hazard. No known or foreseeable environmental damage under standard conditions of use.
In compliance with directives 67/548/EEC, 1999/45/EC and their amendments.
This mixture does not present a physical hazard. Refer to the recommendations regarding the other products present on the site.
This mixture does not present a health hazard with the exception of possible occupational exposure thresholds (see paragraphs 3 and 8).
This mixture does not present an environmental hazard. No known or foreseeable environmental damage under standard conditions of use.

2.2. Label elements

In compliance with EC regulation No. 1272/2008 and its amendments.

Hazard statements :

In compliance with directives 67/548/EEC, 1999/45/EC and their amendments.
Safety phrase :

S 22 Do not breathe dust.

2.3. Other hazards

The mixture satisfies neither the PBT nor the vPvB criteria for mixtures in accordance with annexe XIII of the REACH regulations EC 1907/2006.
Avoid the formation or spread of dust in the atmosphere.


3.1. Substances

No substances fulfil the criteria set forth in annexe II section A of the REACH regulation (EC) n° 1907/2006.

3.2. Mixtures

Composition :
Identification (EC) 1272/2008 67/548/EEC Note %
INDEX: 1344_28_1 [1] 50 <= x % < 100
CAS: 1344-28-1
EC: 215-691-6
REACH: 01-2119529248-35

Information on ingredients :
[1] Substance for which maximum workplace exposure limits are available.


As a general rule, in case of doubt or if symptoms persist, always call a doctor.
NEVER induce swallowing by an unconscious person.

4.1. Description of first aid measures

In the event of exposure by inhalation : Move the affected person away from the contaminated area and into the fresh air.

In the event of splashes or contact with eyes : Wash thoroughly with soft, clean water for 15 minutes holding the eyelids open. If there is any redness, pain or visual impairment, consult an ophthalmologist.

In the event of splashes or contact with skin : Watch out for any remaining product between skin and clothing, watches, shoes, etc. Rinse with plenty of water.

In the event of swallowing : Seek medical attention, showing the label. Rinse mouth out with water.

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

The main symptoms and effects known are described in the label (§ 2) and / or in section 11.

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

Symptomatic treatment.


Refractory material. Does not present any particular risk in the event of a fire.

5.1. Extinguishing media

Suitable methods of extinction, All extinguishing agents can be used.
Unsuitable methods of extinction.  None to our knowledge. If there is a fire close by, use suitable extinguishing agents.

5.2. Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

A fire will often produce a thick black smoke. Exposure to decomposition products may be hazardous to health. Do not breathe in smoke.
In the event of a fire, the following may be formed : carbon dioxide (CO2)

5.3. Advice for firefighters

No data available.


6.1. Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Consult the safety measures listed under headings 7 and 8.

For fire-fighters

Fire-fighters will be equipped with suitable personal protective equipment (See section 8).

6.2. Environmental precautions

Prevent any material from entering drains or waterways.

6.3. Methods and material for containment and cleaning up

Retrieve the product by mechanical means (sweeping/vacuuming). If necessary, wash with water following recovery.

6.4. Reference to other sections

No data available.


Requirements relating to storage premises apply to all facilities where the mixture is handled.

7.1. Precautions for safe handling

Always wash hands after handling.
Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-using.
Does not require any specific or particular measures.
Avoid the formation or spread of dust in the atmosphere.
Do not mix with incompatible materials (See list section 10).

Fire prevention : Prevent access by unauthorised personnel.

Recommended equipment and procedures : For personal protection, see section 8.

Observe precautions stated on label and also industrial safety regulations.

Prohibited equipment and procedures : No smoking, eating or drinking in areas where the mixture is used.

7.2. Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities

No data available.

Keep the container tightly closed in a cool, well ventilated place.
Keep away from incompatible materials.
To guarantee the quality and properties of the product keep : protected from humidity and bad weather conditions.

Packaging - Always keep in packaging made of an identical material to the original.

7.3. Specific end use(s)

No data available.


8.1. Control parameters

Occupational exposure limits :
CAS TWA : STEL : Ceiling : Definition : Criteria :1344-28-1 10 mg/m3 - - - -- Canada / Alberta (Occupational health and safety code, 2009) :
CAS TWA : STEL : Ceiling : Definition : Criteria : 1344-28-1 10 mg/m3 - - - -- Canada / British Colombia (2009) :
CAS TWA : STEL : Ceiling : Definition : Criteria : 1344-28-1 10 mg/m3 20 mg/m3 - - T- Canada / Quebec (Regulations on occupational health and safety) :
CAS TWA : STEL : Ceiling : Definition : Criteria : 1344-28-1 2 mg/m3 - - - R - USA / OSHA PEL (Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Permissible Exposure Limits) :
CAS TWA : STEL : Ceiling : Definition : Criteria : 1344-28-1 5 mg/m3 - - - R - Canada / Ontario (Current Occupational Exposure Limits for Ontario Workplaces Required under Regulation 833 & ACGIH): [CAS 7429-90-5]
Aluminium metal and insoluble compounds : TWA : 1 mg/m3 (R)
- UK / WEL (Workplace exposure limits, EH40/2005, 2007) :
CAS TWA : STEL : Ceiling : Definition : Criteria :1344-28-1 10 mg/m3 - - - TI

Derived no effect level (DNEL) or derived minimum effect level (DMEL):

ALUMINA/BOEHMITE : DNEL : 3000 μg/m3 (in Al2O3)

Predicted no effect concentration (PNEC):

Environmental compartment: Fresh water.
PNEC : 0.0749 mg/l
Environmental compartment: Waste water treatment plant.
PNEC : 20 mg/l

8.2. Exposure controls

Personal protection measures, such as personal protective equipment

Pictogram(s) indicating the obligation of wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) :
Use personal protective equipment that is clean and has been properly maintained.
Store personal protective equipment in a clean place, away from the work area.
Never eat, drink or smoke during use. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before re-using. Ensure that there is adequate ventilation, especially in confined areas.

Eye / face protection 

Avoid contact with eyes.Before handling powders or dust emission, wear mask goggles in accordance with standard EN166. Safety spectacles with side shields.

Hand protection

 Wear suitable protective gloves in the event of prolonged or repeated skin contact.
Use suitable protective gloves that are resistant to chemical agents in accordance with standard EN374.
Gloves must be selected according to the application and duration of use at the workstation.
Protective gloves need to be selected according to their suitability for the workstation in question : other chemical products that may be handled, necessary physical protections (cutting, pricking, heat protection), level of dexterity required.
Type of gloves recommended :
- Natural latex
- Nitrile rubber (butadiene-acrylonitrile copolymer rubber (NBR))
- Neoprene® (Polychloroprene)
- PVC (polyvinyl chloride)
Recommended properties : - Impervious gloves in accordance with standard EN374

-Body protection,  

Work clothing worn by personnel shall be laundered regularly. After contact with the product, all parts of the body that have been soiled must be washed. Protective clothing with elasticated cuffs and closed neck.

Respiratory protection; 

Avoid breathing dust. Type of FFP mask : Wear a disposable half-mask dust filter in accordance with standard EN149. Category :- FFP1 Particle filter according to standard EN143 : - P1 (White)


9.1. Information on basic physical and chemical properties

General information :Physical state : Solid in granules.

Important health, safety and environmental information 
pH : Not relevant. 
Boiling point/boiling range : Not relevant.
Flash point interval : Not relevant.
Vapour pressure (50°C) : Not relevant.
Density : 3.0-3.7 (water=1)
Water solubility : Insoluble.
Melting point/melting range : 2050 °C.
Self-ignition temperature : Not relevant.
Decomposition point/decomposition range : Not relevant.

9.2. Other information

No data available.


10.1. Reactivity

No data available.

10.2. Chemical stability

This mixture is stable under the recommended handling and storage conditions in section 7. Refractory product, stable at high temperatures.

10.3. Possibility of hazardous reactions

No data available.

10.4. Conditions to avoid - formation of dusts

10.5. Incompatible materials Keep away from :- strong acids- strong bases- strong oxidising agents

10.6. Hazardous decomposition products

The thermal decomposition may release/form :- carbon monoxide (CO)- carbon dioxide (CO2)


11.1. Information on toxicological effects

No data available.

11.1.1. Substances

Acute toxicity :
Oral route : LD50 > 2000 mg/kg
Species : Rat
Inhalation route : LC50 > 2.3 mg/l
Species : Rat

11.1.2. Mixture

The product has not been tested. The indication is based on the properties of the different components.

Acute toxicity : negative
Skin corrosion/skin irritation : Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause skin irritation and dermatisis due to the defatting properties of the product.
Serious damage to eyes/eye irritation : May cause irritation to eyes due to the presence of a foreign body.
Respiratory or skin sensitisation : negative
Germ cell mutagenicity : negative
Carcinogenicity : negative
Reproductive toxicant : negative
Specific target organ systemic toxicity - single exposure : negative
Specific target organ systemic toxicity - repeated exposure : negative
Symptoms related to the physical, chemical and toxicological characteristics no data
Other information-Activated alumina may adsorb certain gases and liquids. While alumina itself is principally inert, it may exhibit properties of the adsorbed material.


12.1. Toxicity

No effects are expected from this insoluble product because insolubility leads to non-bioavailability.

No data available.


13.1. Waste treatment methods

Do not pour into drains or waterways.

Waste :Waste management is carried out without endangering human health, without harming the environment and, in particular without risk to water, air,soil, plants or animals. Recycle or dispose of waste in compliance with current legislation, preferably via a certified collector or company. Do not contaminate the ground or water with waste, do not dispose of waste into the environment. The exhausted catalysts may have different risks and properties compared to the original product. This safety data sheet is not applicable to exhausted catalysts.

Soiled packaging : Empty container completely. Keep label(s) on container. Empty containers should be taken to local recyclers for disposal. Refer to local regulations. Codes of wastes (Decision 2001/573/EC, Directive 2006/12/EEC, Directive 94/31/EEC on hazardous waste) : 06 03 16 metallic oxides other than those mentioned in 06 03 15


Exempt from transport classification and labelling. Transport product in compliance with provisions of the ADR for road, RID for rail, IMDG for sea and ICAO/IATA for air transport (ADR 2013 -IMDG 2012 - ICAO/IATA 2013).


15.1. Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture- Classification and labelling information included in section 2: The following regulations have been used: - Directive 67/548/EEC and its adaptations - Directive 1999/45/EC and its adaptations - Regulation EC 1272/2008 modified by regulation EC 618/2012

Container information:No data available.
Particular provisions : No data available.

15.2. Chemical safety assessment No data available.


Since the user's working conditions are not known by us, the information supplied on this safety data sheet is based on our current level of knowledge and on national and community regulations. The mixture must not be used for other uses than those specified in section 1 without having first obtained written handling instructions. It is at all times the responsibility of the user to take all necessary measures to comply with legal requirements and local regulations. The information in this safety data sheet must be regarded as a description of the safety requirements relating to the mixture and not as a guarantee of the properties thereof.


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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