Industrial Chemical


Alum Sulfat Bongkah (ALUMINIUM SULFATE LUMP) Material Datasheet

1. Product Identification

1.1 Product identifier 

 Product name : Aluminium sulfate (solid) 

1.2 Relevant identified uses 

 Identified uses : Water purification , Sewage treatment , Deodorizer and decolorizing in   petroleum refinery processes, Water proofing agent for concrete, Sizing   paper and pH control, Clarifying agent for fats and oil. 

2. Hazards Identification

2.1 Classification of the substance or mixture 

 This substance is not classified as dangerous according to European Union legislation. 

2.2 GHS label elements 

 Labeling (Regulation (EC) No. 1272/2008) 

 Precautionary statements 

 P 262 : Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing 

 Labeling (67/548/EEC or 1999/45/EC) 

 S – phrase(s) 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes 

 EC – No. 233-135-0 

3. Composition / Information On Ingredients

Chemical name : Aluminium Sulfate (solid) 

Synonyms : Alum, Aluminium alum 

CAS No. : 7784-31-8 

Chemical family : Inorganic salt 

Formula : Al2(SO4)3.14H2O 

Molecular weight : 594 g/mol 

Revised date : Jan 2019 MSDS : Alum (solid) Review date : Jan 2024

4. First Aid Measures

4.1 Description of first aid measures 

 After inhalation : fresh air. 

 After skin contact : wash off with plenty of water. Remove contaminated clothing.  After eye contact : rinse out with plenty of water with the eyelid held wide open.  After swallowing : make victim drink water (two glasses at most). Consult doctor if feeling   unwell. 

4.2 Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed  No information available. 

5. Fire-fighting Measures

5.1 Extinguishing media 

 Use extinguishing measures that are appropriate to local circumstances and the surrounding   environment. 

5.2 Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture 

 Not combustible. 

 Fire may cause evolution of Sulphur oxides. 

5.3 Advice for fire fighters 

 Special protective equipment for fire-fighters 

 Stay in danger area only with self-contained breathing apparatus. Prevent skin contact by   keeping a safe distance or by wearing suitable protective clothing. 

 Further information 

 Suppress (knock down) gases/vapours/mists with a water spray jet. Prevent fire extinguishing   water from contaminating surface water or the ground water system. 

6. Accidental Release Measures

6.1 Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures  Advice for non-emergency personnel : Avoid inhalation of dusts. Evacuate the danger area,   observe emergency procedures, consult an expert. 

6.2 Environmental precautions 

 Do not empty into drains. 

6.3 Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up 

 Cover drains. Collect, bind, and pump off spills. 

 Take up dry. Dispose of properly. Clean up affected area. Avoid generation of dusts. 

Revised date : Jan 2019 MSDS : Alum (solid) Review date : Jan 2024 

7. Handling And Storage

7.1 Precautions for safe handling 

 Observe label precautions.

7.2 Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities 

 Tightly closed. Dry. 

 Storage temperature : no restrictions 

7.3 Specific and uses 

 Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated.  

8. Exposure Control/Personal Protection

8.1 Control parameters 

8.2 Exposure controls 

 Engineering measures 

 Technical measures and appropriate working operations should be given priority over the use of   personal protective equipment. 

 See section 7.1 

 Individual protection measures 

 Protective clothing needs to be selected specifically for the workplace , depending on   concentrations and quantities of the hazardous substance handled. The chemical resistance of   the protective equipment should be inquired at the respective supplier.   

 Hygiene measures 

 Change contaminated clothing. Wash hands after working with substance. 

 Eye/face protection 

 Safety glasses 

 Hand protection 

 Full contact : Glove material : Nitrile rubber 

Glove thickness : 0.11 mm 

Break through time : > 480 min 

 Splash contact : Glove material : Nitrile rubber 

Glove thickness : 0.11 mm 

Break through time : > 480 min 

 The protective gloves to be used must comply with the specifications of EC Directive   89/686/EEC and the related standard EN374. 

 Respiratory protection 

 Required when dusts are generated. 

 Recommended filter type : Filter P 1 ( DIN 3181) for solid particles of inert substances.   

 Environmental exposure controls 

 Do not empty to drains. 

Revised date : Jan 2019 MSDS : Alum (solid) Review date : Jan 2024  

9. Physical And Chemical Properties

9.1 Information on basic physical and chemical properties 

 Appearance : white to brownish solid 

 Odour : odourless 

 pH : >3 (1% solution at 27oC) 

 Melting point : 770oC (decomposes) 

 Boiling point : N/A 

 Vapour density : N/A 

 Vapour pressure : N/A 

 Evaporation rate : N/A 

 Water solubility : 87 g/100 cc at 27oC 

9.2 Other data 

 Ignition temperature : N/A 

 Bulk density : 920 kg/m3(powder) 

10. Stability And Reactivity

10.1 Chemical stability 

 Releases water of crystallization when heated 

10.2 Possibility of hazardous reactions 


10.3 Conditions to avoid 

 No information available 

10.4 Incompatible materials 

 No information available 

10.5 Hazardous decomposition products 

 In event of fire : see chapter 5 

10.6 Reactivity 

 See section 10.2 

Revised date : Jan 2019 MSDS : Alum (solid) Review date : Jan 2024

11. Toxicological Information

11.1 Information on toxicological effects 

 Acute oral toxicity 

 LD50 rat 

 Dose : > 9000 mg/kg 


Symptoms : irritations of mucous membranes in the mouth, pharynx, esophagus and   gastrointestinal tract. 

 Skin irritation 


 Result : no irritation 

 Method : OECD test guideline 404 

 Slight irritation 

 Eye irritation 

 Slight irritation 

 Specific target organ toxicity-single exposure 

 The substance or mixture is not classified as specific target organ toxicant, single exposure. 

 Specific target organ toxicity-repeated exposure 

 The substance or mixture is not classified as specific target organ toxicant, repeated exposure. 

 Aspiration hazard 

 Based on available data the classification criteria are not met. 

11.2 Further information 

 Special properties/effects : 


 Further data : 

 Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. 

12. Ecological Information

12.1 Toxicity 

 Toxicity to fish 


 Species : Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow) 

 Dose : 36,1 mg/l 

 Exposure time : 96 h 

12.2 Persistence and degradability 

 No information available 

12.3 Bioaccumulative potential 

 No information available 

12.4 Mobility in soil 

 No information available 

12.5 Result of PBT and vPvB assessment 

 PBT / vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required / not   conducted.

12.6 Other adverse effects 

 Additional ecological information 

 Do not allow to run into surface waters, wastewater, or soil. 

Revised date : Jan 2019 MSDS : Alum (solid) Review date : Jan 2024

13. Disposal Considerations

Waste treatment methods 

Cleaned up material may be a hazardous waste. DO NOT flush to surface water or sanitary sewer  system. Waste must be disposed of in accordance with local environmental control regulations. 

14. Transport Information

Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations. 

15. Regulatory Information

15.1 Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture  EU regulations 

 Major Accident Hazard 96/82/EC 

 Legislation Directive 96/82/EC  

 National Legislation 

 Storage class 10 – 13 Other liquids and solids 

15.2 Chemical Safety Assessment 

 For this product a chemical safety assessment was not carried out 

16. Other Information

This information is furnished without warranty, expressed or implied, as to accuracy or  completeness. The information is obtained from various sources including the manufacturer and  other third party sources. The information may not be valid under all conditions nor if this material  is used in combination with other materials or in any process. Final determination of suitability of  any material is the sole responsibility of the user. 

Prepared by : Quality Assurance Division Phone Number : +62-21 6198100

Alum Sulfat Bongkah (ALUMINIUM SULFATE LUMP) Product Information

Product Identification 

Product Name Aluminum Sulfate 

Chemical Name Aluminum sulfate 

Synonym Alum, Aluminum alum 


CAS-Nr. 7784-31-8 (Hydrate) EC-Nr. 233-135-0 

U.N. 8207 



White to brownish solid 

Yellow to brownish liquid 



Size solid 

granular standard, powder 

granular special grade (1-3) mm ; (1-12) mm 

25 kg Multiply kraft paper bag PE inner linner 25 kg or 50 kg pp woven bag with PE inner liner 

500 kg to 1000 kg net in PP jumbo / big bag with PE laminated 


Size liquid  

10 - 20 ton in tank car 


• Water Purification 

• Sewage Treatment 

• Water Proofing Agent for concrete 

• Sizing Paper and pH Control 

• Clarifiying Agent for Fats and Oil 

• Deodorizer and Decolorizer in Petroleum Refinery Processes 

Revised : March 2018 

Review date : March 2020 Revision : - 

PIS : Alum (solid and liquid)




< 2 mm 





Special grade



< 12 mm 

< 12 mm



(1-3) mm 

(1-3) mm 



(1-12) mm

(1-12) mm 




0.83 – 0.87 

0.84 – 0.89 

0.83 – 0.87 

0.90 – 0.93



Product Specifications 

Particle size 

Bulk Density 

Specific Gravity (20 °C) 

Aluminum Oxide (Al2O3) % min 




1.3 min 

17 8 min 


Water Insoluble Matter % max 0.01 

Iron (Fe) % max 0.0010 

Heavy metal (as Pb) % max 0.0002 

Arsenic (As) % max 

0.25 max 0.01 max 0.0010 max 0.0002 max 

pH 1% solution (solid) --- 

PH 2% solution (liquid) --- 

Testing Method 

3.0 min 

3.0 min 

Revised : March 2018 

? Singapore Standard 36 : 1971 ? SNI 0032-2011 - Solid & liquid 

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