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"Zinc orthophosphate is an effective corrosion inhibitor developed specifically for use in potable industrial water systems. The product is a liquid concentrate of exceptional purity, clarity, and stability. It is manufactured with the highest quality orthophosphate and zinc for better corrosion control."
Zinc orthophosphate is packaged and shipped in 6, 15, 30, and 55-gallon containers and is available in bulk quantities from the manufacturing facility, local warehouses, and bulk terminals. The product is shipped in polyethylene drums or certified tankers. Each container is identified by lot number. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing.
Zinc orthophosphate is applied using a chemical metering pump. In most applications [it] is fed as a concentrate without the necessity of dilution.
Properties and Certifications
|Chemical Name:||D.O.T. Hazard Class:||Formula:||D.O.T. Shipping Name:|
|Liquid Proprietary Acidic Zinc Phosphate||Corrosive Material||Zn(PO4)||Corrosive Liquid, Acidic, Inorganic, N.O.S. (Phosphoric Acid, Zinc Sulfate)|
II. PHYSICAL DATA
|Physical State||Boiling Point °C||Freezing Point °C||Vapor Pressure||Specific Gravity||Solubility (water weight %|
|Clear, water white, odorless liquid||No Data||-51°C||N/A||1.46||Soluble in all proportions|
III. HAZARDOUS COMPONENTS GREATER THAN 1%
|Zinc Sulfate · H2O||No Data||No Data||7733-02-0||10-20|
|Phosphoric Acid||1 mg/m3||1 mg/m3||7664-38-2||50-60|
|Non-hazardous Orthophosphate Compounds||-----||-----||-----||20-40|
|This product contains a toxic chemical or chemicals (as listed above) subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 - Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 and 40 CFR Part 372.|
|Carcinogenicity: Not listed by NTP, IARC, or OSHA|
IV. Reactivity Data
|Stability||CONDITIONS TO AVOID||Incompatibility (Material to avoid)||Hazardous Combustion/ Decomposition Products|
|Same||TREAT AS ACID|
Avoid strong bases
|Aluminum, zinc, mild steel, strong caustic materials||None known|
V. Health Hazard Data
|Type of Exposure||Harmful Effects|
|Skin Contact||SLIGHTLY TOXIC May cause skin irritation|
|Inhalation||No Specific Information|
|Eye Contact||May cause eye injury|
|Chronic Effects of exposure||No Specific Information|
|Other Health Data||No Specific Information. Maximum use level per Standard 60: 20 mg/L|
|Emergency and First Aid Procedures|
|Swallowing||No specific information. Consult a physician.|
|Skin||Flush area with copious amounts of water. Consult a physician.|
|Inhalation||Remove to fresh air. Consult a physician.|
|Eyes||Flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Consult a physican.|
VI. Spill or Leak Procedures
|Steps to be taken if material is released or spilled||Flush area with large amounts of water. Spills should be conatined to prevent contamination of surface and groundwater supplies.|
|Waste Disposal Method||Disposal of all material shall be in full and strict compliance with federal, state, and local regulations regarding zinc and phosphate.|
When handling Zinc Orthophosphate, protective gear should include rubber or plastic gloves, protective goggles or eye shield, local mechanical exhaust at point of use as needed to control misting, and access to eyewash fountain and safety shower.
Store in polyethylene, FRP epoxy, rubber-lined mild steel, or stainless steel containers.
EPA Reg.#: Not applicable
Last modified: 17 August 2001