Aluminum Sulfate Solid

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Aluminium sulfate (solid) Material Safety Data Sheet



1. Product Identification

1.1 Product identifier

Product name    : Aluminium sulfate (solid)

1.2 Relevant identified uses

Identified uses    : Water purification , Sewage treatment , Deodorizer  and  decolorizing  in petroleum refinery processes, Water proofing agent for concrete, Sizing paper and pH control, Clarifying agent for fats and oil.


2. Hazards Identification

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture

This substance is not classified as dangerous according to European Union legislation.

2.2 GHS label elements

Labeling (Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008)
Precautionary statements
P 262   : Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing

Labeling (67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC)
S – phrase(s)    24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes
EC – No. 233-135-0


3. Composition / Information On Ingredients


Chemical name : Aluminium Sulfate (solid)

Synonyms : Alum, Aluminium alum

CAS No. : 7784-31-8

Chemical family : Inorganic salt

Formula : Al2(SO4)3.14H2O

Molecular weight : 594 g/mol


4. First Aid Measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures

After inhalation : fresh air.
After skin contact : wash off with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing.
After eye contact : rinse out with plenty of water with the eyelid held wide open.
After swallowing : make victim drink water (two glasses at most). Consult doctor if feeling unwell.

4.2 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed

No information available.


5. Fire-fighting Measures

5.1 Extinguishing media

Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding environment.

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture

Not combustible.
Fire may cause evolution of Sulphur oxides.

5.3 Advice for fire fighters

Special protective equipment for fire-fighters
Stay in danger area only with self-contained breathing apparatus. Prevent skin contact by
keeping a safe distance or by wearing suitable protective clothing.

Further information
Suppress (knock down) gases/vapours/mists with a water spray jet.
Prevent fire extinguishing water from contaminating surface water or the ground water system.


6. Accidental Release Measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures

Advice for non-emergency personnel : Avoid inhalation of dusts. Evacuate the danger area, observe emergency procedures, consult an expert.

6.2 Environmental precautions

Do not empty into drains.

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up

Cover drains. Collect, bind, and pump off spills.Take up dry. Dispose of properly.
Clean up affected area. Avoid generation of dusts.


7. Handling And Storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling
Observe label precautions.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Tightly closed. Dry.
Storage temperature : no restrictions

7.3 Specific and uses
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated.            



8. Exposure Control/Personal Protection

8.1 Control parameters

8.2 Exposure controls

Engineering measures
Technical measures and appropriate working operations should be given priority over the use of personal protective equipment.

See section 7.1

Individual protection measures
Protective   clothing   needs  to  be  selected   specifically  for  the  workplace ,  depending  on concentrations and quantities of the hazardous substance handled. The chemical resistance of the protective equipment should be inquired at the respective supplier.
Hygiene measures
Change contaminated clothing. Wash hands after working with substance.

Eye/face protection
Safety glasses

Hand protection
Full contact  :    
Glove material : Nitrile rubber
Glove thickness    : 0.11 mm
Break through time : > 480 min
Splash contact  :
Glove material : Nitrile rubber
Glove thickness    : 0.11 mm
Break through time : > 480 min

The  protective  gloves  to  be  used  must  comply  with  the  specifications  of  EC  Directive 89/686/EEC and the related standard EN374.


Respiratory protection
Required when dusts are generated.
Recommended filter type : Filter P 1 ( DIN 3181) for solid particles of inert substances.
Environmental exposure controls
Do not empty to drains.



9. Physical And Chemical Properties

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance : white to brownish solid
Odour : odourless
pH : >3 (1% solution at 27oC)
Melting point : 770oC (decomposes)
Boiling point : N/A
Vapour density : N/A
Vapour pressure : N/A
Evaporation rate : N/A
Water solubility : 87 g/100 cc at 27oC
9.2 Other data

Ignition temperature : N/A
Bulk density : 920 kg/m3 (powder)



10. Stability And Reactivity

10.1 Chemical stability
Releases water of crystallization when heated

10.2 Possibility of hazardous reactions

10.3 Conditions to avoid
No information available

10.4 Incompatible materials
No information available

10.5 Hazardous decomposition products
In event of fire : see chapter 5

10.6 Reactivity
See section 10.2


11. Toxicological Information

11.1 Information on toxicological effects

Acute oral toxicity
LD50 rat
Dose : > 9000 mg/kg

Symptoms : irritations of mucous membranes in the mouth, pharynx, esophagus and gastrointestinal tract.

Skin irritation
Result : no irritation
Method : OECD test guideline 404
Slight irritation

Eye irritation
Slight irritation
Specific target organ toxicity-single exposure
The substance or mixture is not classified as specific target organ toxicant, single exposure.

Specific target organ toxicity-repeated exposure
The substance or mixture is not classified as specific target organ toxicant, repeated exposure.
Aspiration hazard
Based on available data the classification criteria are not met.

11.2 Further information
Special properties/effects :

Further data  :
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.


12. Ecological Information

12.1 Toxicity

Toxicity to fish
Species : Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow)
Dose : 36,1 mg/l
Exposure time : 96 h
12.2 Persistence and degradability

No information available

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential
No information available


12.4 Mobility in soil
No information available


12.5 Result of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT / vPvB  assessment  not  available  as  chemical  safety  assessment  not  required / not conducted.

12.6 Other adverse effects
Additional ecological information
Do not allow to run into surface waters, wastewater, or soil.


13. Disposal Considerations

Waste treatment methods
Cleaned up material may be a hazardous waste. DO NOT flush to surface water or sanitary sewer system. Waste must be disposed of in accordance with local environmental control regulations.


14. Transport Information

Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.



15. Regulatory Information

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture

EU regulations
Major Accident Hazard : 96/82/EC
Legislation : Directive 96/82/EC

National Legislation        
Storage class : 10 – 13 Other liquids and solids

15.2 Chemical Safety Assessment
For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out        


16. Other Information

This information is furnished without warranty, expressed or implied, as to accuracy or completeness. The information is obtained from various sources including the manufacturer and other third party sources. The information may not be valid under all conditions nor if this material is used in combination with other materials or in any process. Final determination of suitability of any material is the sole responsibility of the user.