MSDS 2.5% H2O ResQ Water Storage

Materials Safety Data Sheet


H2O ResQ                                                                                                                                                                                                             

Product: H2O ResQ Water Storage, Water Disaster Treatment Kit                                                                                           General Use: Treatment for Storage Water, Mineral Treatment

Water Pure Technologies Inc.
South Jordan, UT 84157-2452 
Telephone: (801) 809.9309
Emergency Telephone: (800) 222.1222

Chemical Name                              CAS#        Wt%

Copper sulfate penta-hydrate    7758-99-8    2.5

Comments: Product is an aqueous solution of copper sulfate and also contains stabilizing agents.

Section II. Physical Data

Physical State: Blue-green liquid
Boiling Point: 212 F (100 C)
Melting Point: Not applicable
Specific Gravity: 0.995
Solubility in water: Not Applicable
Solubility in other solvents: Soluble in methanol, glycerol and ethanol.
Appearance: Blue-green liquid.
Odor: Odorless

Section III. Fire and Explosion Data 

Flash Point: Not applicable

Flammability Limits: Not Flammable. If heated and boiled away to crystals, it can decompose above 400 C and emit toxic copper oxide and sulfur fumes. Above 500 C it emits SO2 fumes.

Extinguishing Media: Does not burn or support combustion. Use water, CO2 or dry chemicals.

Special Fire Fighting Instructions: If water is used it will be contaminated with copper sulfate and care should be taken to be such water out of streams and other bodies of water.

Fire and Explosion Hazards: None

Section IV. Reactivity Data

Stability: Stable
Conditions to Avoid: Dilution of product into streams or other bodies of water.

Incompatibility: Solution is mildly corrosive to steel. Store solution in plastic or rubber or 304, 347 or 316 stainless steel.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: None at normal conditions. If dried crystals are heated above 400C toxic fumes of copper oxide and sulfur may evolve.

Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section V. Health and Hazard Information

Swallowing: Toxic orally in accordance with FHSLA regulations. Oral toxicity LD50 (male rats) = 3.44 gm/kg.

Skin: Non-toxic. Avoid contact with skin. Non-irritant (rabbit)

Eyes: Causes moderate, but temporary eye irritation.

Inhalation: Inhalation of mist may cause irritation to the upper respiration tract.

Carcinogenicity: None as per NTP, OSHA and IARC

Section VI. First Aid Procedures

Swallowing: Give large amounts of milk or water. Do not induce vomiting. Call Poison Control Center or a physician.

Skin: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Remove and wash contaminated clothing before reuse.

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for 15 minutes. Hold eyelids apart during irrigation. Call physician.

Inhalation: Remove person to fresh air and call a physician.

Carcinogenicity: None

Section VII. Handling Precautions

Personal Protective Equipment: Chemical Safety Goggles Rubber gloves and rubber apron may be worn.

Ventilation: TWA = 1 mg/l for copper sulfate. When TWA exceeds this limit in the work place, provide appropriate ventilation. Wear an approved respirator for mists: MSHA/NIOSH approved number prefix TC-21C, or a NIOSH approved respirator with any R, P or HE filter.

Alternatively, provide respiratory protection equipment in accordance with Paragraph 1910.134 of Title 29 of the Code of Federal Regulations.

Section VIII. Environmental and Disposal Information

Aquatic Toxicity: LC50, 24 hours, Daphnia magna = 0.182 mg/l.
Rainbow trout = 0.17 mg/l.
Blue Gill =1.0 mg/l.
All values are expressed as Copper sulfate pehtahydrate. Test water was soft.

Spills and Leaks: Comply with Federal, State and local regulations on reporting spills. Do not wash away spilled solution. Collect and treat solution by reacting with soda ash to form an insoluble copper carbonate solid that can be scooped up.

Waste Disposal: Comply with Federal, State and local regulations on waste disposal. React solution with soda ash to form an insoluble copper carbonate solid that can be disposed of in an approved landfill.

Environmental Effects: May be dangerous if it enters public water systems. Follow local regulations. Toxic to fish and plants. Fish Toxicity critical concentration is 235 mg/l and plant toxicity is 25 mg/l both expressed as copper sulfate pentahydrate.

Section IX. Special Precautions

Storage: Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Do not freeze.

Other Precautions: Keep this product and all other chemicals out of children’s reach.

Section X. Regulatory Information

Notice: The information herein is presented in good faith and believed to be accurate. However, no warranty, expressed or implied is given. Regulatory requirements are subject to change and differ from one local to another. It is the buyer’s responsibility to ensure that its activities comply with Federal, State and local laws.

US. Regulations: SARA 313 Information. This product contains the following substance subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of Title III of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 and 40 CFR Part 372: Copper Compound 3.165%.

SARA HAXARD CATEGORY: This product has been reviewed according to the EPA “Hazard Categories” promulgated under Section 311 and 312 of the Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act of 1986 (SARA Title III) and is considered, under application definitions, to beet the following category: AN IMMEDIATE HEALTH HAZARD.

Section XI. Shipping Information

DOT Shipping Name: Corrosive Liquid, N.O.S. (Contains copper sulfate).
Primary Hazard Class/Division: 8
UN/NA number: 1760
Packing Group: III 
Marine Pollutant ERG 171.

Note * H2OResQ, is shipped in quantities well below reportable levels. No Hazardous Material labels are required by shipping.

Section XII. Other Information

NFPA Codes:
Health:2 Fire: 0 Reactivity: 0

HMIS Codes:
Health: 2 Fire: 0 Reactivity: 0 Protection: B

Section XIII. MSDA Preparation Information

Prepared by: Thomas Smokov 
Date: May, 2012