|DISPOSE ACCORDING TO REGULATIONS IN FORCE AT THE
SPILL LOCATION. CONTACT LOCAL AUTHORITIES FOR ADVICE AND INSTRUCTIONS. Due to the
variety of liquids (hydrocarbon, chemical, and other) involved in spills, Spill-Sorb
Canada Inc. cannot recommend disposal procedures or guarantee the performance of
Spill-Sorb other than to replace such quantity of product proved to be defective.
The word "oil" is used here in place of
"hydrocarbon, chemical, blood, paint, effluent, etc."
ON LAND: Spread sufficient Spill-Sorb on the spill and rake the aggregate
until all of the oil has been absorbed. In windy conditions spread upwind and move across
the spill downwind. So as to avoid dispersion of the absorbent pour Spill-Sorb on to the
spill from a height of about 6inches/15cm. Gather the oil saturated Spill-Sorb by
sweeping, raking, shoveling, or bulldozing the mix, and safely load or containerize the
mix suitably for transportation to the disposal site.
ON WATER: Spill-Sorb is hydrophobic and will float on water for many
hours absorbing spills. Spread manually or mechanically from the upwind side of the spill.
On flowing water spread upstream of pre-positioned and floating Spill-Sorb absorbent booms
so as to absorb the trapped oil. Use screened forks or suction devices to remove the oil
saturated Spill-Sorb .
WITH CONTAINERS: To safely transport used oil in hydrocarbon drums, mix
the Spill-Sorb with the oil until solidified; then seal the drums closed. Also use
Spill-Sorb as a safety precaution by spreading around and over containers that may
overflow, seep or leak while in transit or in storage.
HOT VAT TANK MAINTENANCE: To remove floating oils and greases from a hot
vat allow vat solution to cool overnight or to 100 F/38 C. Sprinkle a sufficient amount of
Spill-Sorb onto the solution to absorb the floating oils. Remove absorbed mix by skimming.
STORAGE: Unlimited shelf life if kept dry. Keep away from sources of
Rating average taken from field tests using 904 Bow River
Alberta crude oil at temperatures of from 57 to 64 F/14 to 17 C. Minimal absorption ratios
were 66:525 (1:7.955) and maximized at 110:890 (1:8.091) by weight.
Absorption ratings will vary dependent upon uniformity, composition, and the specific
gravities of liquids to be absorbed. Outside temperatures and response intervals will also
vary the absorption ratios. Averages indicate that liquids with specific gravities closer
to 1.0 record the highest absorption ratings. Those in the lower ranges (less than 0.80)
record less except when delayed response time has the lighter hydrocarbon components
dissipate. These ratios then increase accordingly.
Produced and packaged in Canada by:
Spill-Sorb Canada Inc.
|1. PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Product name: Spill-Sorb
Composition: Sphagnum peat moss +/- 90%
Water/moisture, H2O +/- 10%
Usage: Hydrocarbon & Chemical absorbent.
2. HAZARD DATA N/A
3. PHYSICAL/CHEMICAL CHARACTERISTICS
Physical state: Solid
Colour & appearance: Brown; fibrous particles
Odour: None Boiling point: N/A
Specific gravity: 60 90 g/l pH: 4 6
Melting point: N/A Vapour pressure: N/A
Vapour density: N/A Evaporation rate: N/A
Solubility in water: Not Soluble
4. FIRE AND EXPLOSION DATA
Flash point N/A
Flammability: Low when dry and ignited.
Auto ignition temp: 260 C; 500 F
Extinguishing media: Standard fire fighting agents
Special fire fighting procedures: Standard fire protection equipment.
Unusual fire & explosion data: Will wick petroleum based products.
5. REACTIVITY DATA
Incompatibility: Strong acids, pH 2 3
Hazardous decomposition or by-products: None known
Hazardous polymerization: Does not occur
6. HEALTH HAZARD DATA
(Applies to unused, non-encapsulated Spill-Sorb )
Routes of entry: Inhalation; ingestion
Health hazards: None known
6. (A) CHRONIC AND ACUTE EFFECTS OF OVEREXPOSURE
Inhalation: Slight irritation with high concentrations
Ingestion: No known hazard
Eyes: Dust particles may cause minor eye irritation
Skin: No known hazard
6. (B) EMERGENCY & FIRST-AID PROCEDURES
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air
Ingestion: Do not induce vomiting
Eyes: Apply water to flush particles
Skin: Wash with mild soap and water
Additional: Visit a physician if discomfort continues
7. TOXICOLOGICAL PROPERTIES
Exposure limit: TWA 10 mg/m
Skin contact: No known hazard
Ingestion: No known hazard
8. CONTROL & PROTECTIVE MEASURES
Inhalation: An approved respirator should be worn with very high dust
Protective gloves: Not required
Ventilation: Adequate local or mechanical exhaust should be available to keep dust
concentrations below exposure limits
Eye protection: Safety glasses with side shields are recommended
Skin protection: Protective clothing is not necessary for Spill-Sorb . but may be required
to handle absorbed hydrocarbons and/or chemicals
Washing facilities: Should be available for hygienic work and emergency procedures.
9. SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Emergency action: Sweep up & containerize if unused
Waster disposal: Unused Spill-Sorb is not hazardous. Dispose of used and saturated
Spill-Sorb according to local regulations governing the material absorbed.
10. STORAGE & TRANSPORTATION DATA.
Storage precautions: Store in a dry place to prevent unwanted
encapsulation of moisture.
Keep away from sources of combustion.