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Guidance on Safe Use

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First-aid measures

Emergency measure - Inhalation: Move the exposed person to fresh air. In case of
indisposition, seek medical advice.
Emergency measure - Eyes: Rinse with plenty of water. If irritation occurs, seek
medical advice.
Emergency measure - Skin: Wash with soap and water.
Emergency measure - Ingestion: Symptomatic treatment. In case of indisposition, seek
medical advice.

Fire-fighting measures

Recommended extinguishing agent: Water, foam, dry powder, CO2

Product arising from burning: Substance itself does not represent a fire hazard. If
involved in a fire, mainly nitric oxides, carbon oxides as
well as sulfur-, fluorine- , sodium- and potassium-
compounds may be produced.

Product determined by test: N

Protective equipment: Self contained breathing apparatus should be used.

Accidental release measures

Emergency measures in case of spillage: During handling and destruction of the substance, wear dust
mask, suitable goggles, impermeable gloves and protective

clothing.

For dry residues, collect and discharge by incineration in

a suitable plant. For spillage, absorb with adequate
absorber and discharge by incineration in a suitable plant.

The labelling of the containers filled with the substance to
be destroyed should indicate the danger of the substance.

Handling and storage

Handling: The usual precautions for the handling with chemicals should
be observed.


If the substance is handled as a powder, avoid dust forma-
tion and wear dust mask. Dust-proof filling apparatus or

appropriate exhaust system should then be used.

Storage: The containers should be stored tightly closed in unbreak-
able containers in adequate rooms.

Avoid spillings of the product outside the containers.

Transport information

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Marine transport (UN RTDG/IMDG)

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Air transport (UN RTDG/ICAO/IATA)

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Transport: The product will be shipped in adequate, tightly closed

containers, e.g. in polyethylene bags in sealed steeldrums.
Avoid unintentional spilling of the substance by taking ade

quate precautions.

The containers have to be labelled according to the perti-
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Stability and reactivity

Danger other than fire: None known.

Chemical reaction with water: Does not react with water.

Disposal considerations

Industry - Possibility of recovery/recycling: - Normal application results in the consumption of 93 % by

irreversible binding to textiles.

Recovery for recycling of the remaining water soluble

substance is not reasonable practical.

Industry - Possibility of neutralisation: - No unacceptable risks. Therefore not applicable.

Industry - Possibility of destruction: controlled discharge: - Not suitable for deposit in landfill site.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - incineration: - Discharge by incineration at high temperatures in excess

of 1200°C in a suitable facility with the equipment

necessary to remove oxides of sulfur and nitrogen as well

as halogenated compounds.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - water purification: - It is estimated that 7 % of the total quantity used is

discharged into internal industrial effluents as a highly

diluted solution. A purification of the waste water is

recommended. This substance should be used in a well

equipped dye house.

The waste water can be purified by membrane filtration or

by floculation with cationic agents or by treatment with

ozone.

The most effective method is the membrane filtration: more
than 99 % of the dyestuff can be removed from the waste
water.

Industry - Possibility of destruction - other: ---

Public at large - Possibility of recovery/recycling: - Not applicable.

Public at large - Possibility of neutralisation: - None.