Copper Sulfuric acid

Classification and Labelling Proposals for Sulfuric acid, waste gas washing, copper smelting

On behalf of the SIEF Facilitator for “Sulfuric acid, waste gas washing, copper smelting” the European Copper Institute is authorised to communicate this information to all participants in the SIEF for the EINECS number below:

ECI Ref. Substance SIEF Facilitator
B13 Sulfuric acid, waste gas washing, copper smelting
(EC 922-670-1)
Atlantic Copper S.A.

Sulfuric acid, waste gas washing, copper smelting is defined as :

Solution obtained from the treatment (scrubbing and cooling) of the SO2 containing gases from copper production processes.  The solution can be used to produce gypsum or as a leaching agent, or can be thermally decomposed.  It consists mainly of sulfuric acid and copper sulphate, and may contain other non ferrous metal compounds.  Synonyms are weak acid, dilute acid, or bleed.

The Joint Registration dossier was successfully submitted to ECHA on 3rd September 2010.  Members of the ECI-managed Consortium, along with any purchasers of the appropriate Letter of Access, were provided with the necessary documents, plus the required REACH IT security token.

ECI’s REACH Classification, Labelling and Packaging proposals for Sulfuric acid, waste gas washing, copper smelting have been assessed in the REACH dossier in accordance with Regulation (EC) 1907/2006 and the CLP Regulation (EC) 1272/2008. The rationales for these proposals are contained in the Joint Submission dossier submitted to ECHA by the Lead Registrant.

Sulfuric acid, waste gas washing, copper smelting 

Hazard class and category
Hazard statement
Met. Corr. 1 H290: May be corrosive to metals
Acute Tox. 4 (oral) H302: Harmful if swallowed
Acute Tox. 4 (inhalation) H332: Harmful if inhaled
Skin Corr. 1A H314: Causes severe skins burns and eye damage
Eye damage 1 H318: Causes serious eye damage
Carc. 1A H350: May cause cancer
Aquatic Chronic 1  H410: Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

ECI will continue to offer Letters of Access to registrants.  The ECH registration deadline is June 1st 2013 for tonnages between 100 and 1,000 T and June 1st 2018 for tonnages between 1 and 100 T.  Click here to download the terms & conditions & application form (click here for Word version), here for the fees.

Earlier communications made to this SIEF can be requested from ECI:

  • ECI Communication to SIEF – March 2010
  • ECI Communication to SIEF – October 2009
  • ECI Communication to SIEF – February 2009
  • Lead Registrant & ECI Communication to ECHA – June 2009

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