Registration Dossier

Administrative data

First-aid measures

Emergency measure:
Inhalation: Remove victim from contaminated area. Apply necessary first aid treatment. Immediately contact a physician.
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with water for at least 15 minutes. Immediately contact a physician for additional treatment.
Skin: Remove contaminated clothing. Wash area with large amounts of soap solution or water for 15 minutes. Immediately contact a physician.
Ingestion: Immediately contact physician.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Dry chemical, carbon dioxide, foam or water.
Product arising from burning: Water and oxides of nitrogen and oxygen.
Product determined by test: N
Protective equipment: Firefighters should wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (full face piece type).

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: Ventilate area. Use specified protective equipment. Contain and absorb on absorbent material. Place in a waste disposal container. Flush area with water. Spread sand or grit since wet area may be slippy.

Handling and storage

Handling: The substance is manufactured as a 12% aqueous solution and is never marketed in the solid form. No special engineering controls are required although adequate ventilation should be provided to maintain air contaminants below exposure limits. Chemically resistant apron and protective gloves (gauntlet type neoprene) should be worn along with splash proof chemical goggles and face shield.

Storage: Store in tightly closed correctly labelled drums, away from oxidizers, in a cool ventilated location. Store only in containers resistant to
caustic substances. Keep containers closed when not in use.

Packaging of the substance and or preparation: Packaging for the preparation includes:
1) Unlined high density polyethylene 1000 litre containers
2) Unlined mild steel 250 imperial gallon containers
3) Unlined stainless steel 1000 cylindrical semi-bulk containers

Transport information

Land transport (ADR/RID)

UN number:
3266
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Class:
8
(Subsidiary class(es) : None)
Packaging group:
III
Remarks:
Enviromental hazards : No
Tunnel restriction code : (E)
Special precautions for user : Not available.

Inland waterway transport (ADN(R))

UN number:
3266
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Class:
8
(Subsidiary class(es) : None)
Packaging group:
III
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Marine transport (IMDG)

UN number:
3266
Proper shipping name and description:
Corrosive liquid, basic, inorganic, n.o.s. (Sodium hydroxide mixture)
Class:
8
(Subsidiary class(es) : None)
Packaging group:
III
EmS code:
F-A, S-B
Remarks
Enviromental hazards : No
Special precautions for user : Not available.

Air transport ICAO/IATA

UN number:
3266
Proper shipping name and description:
Corrosive liquid, basic, inorganic, n.o.s. (Sodium hydroxide mixture)
Class:
8
(Subsidiary class(es) : None)
Packaging group:
III
Remarks
Enviromental hazards : No
Special precautions for user : Not available.
Transport: Ensure drums are tightly secured to prevent falling over.
Transport in above storage conditions.
May be corrosive to aluminium.
Do not mix with acidic material.
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Exposure controls / personal protection

Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: None reported
Chemical reaction with water: None reported
Dust explosion: Not applicable, only a liquid preparation will be supplied in the EU.
Dust explosion determined by test: N

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Use levels of this material are very low. Typically the product will be fed to cooling tower water at a level of 0.5- 2 ppm (typically 1 ppm). Therefore, once applied, there is no possibility of recovery.
Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: Water treated with this material is not hazardous due to the low application dosage. Therefore, neutralisation is not necessary. For spilled material, dilute acetic acid can be applied to reduce its corrosive nature.
Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: This is the preferred method of destruction for the product in treated water because of the low dosage involved.
Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: The concentrated product containing butyl benzotriazole, sodium salt should be destroyed by incineration at standard industrial incinerator temperatures (approximately 1000°C).
Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: None.
Industry - Possibility of destruction - other: None.
Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: Not applicable.