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Quik Solid


Quik Solid® is a solid, granular cross-linked polyacrylate Advanced Superabsorbent Polymer that rapidly absorbs and retains large volumes of aqueous solutions. The absorptive properties of Quik-Solid® are ideally suited for the absorption and solidification of radioactive and other types of waste waters.

Product features:

  • Reduces Waste Disposal Costs – expands in volume by less than 1%

  • Non-Biodegradable Polymer (per 40 CFR 264.314 (e)(ii)).

  • Freeze-Thaw Tested: will not release liquids after freezing and subsequent heating to160° F

  • Not release trapped Ionic contaminants if solute evaporation occurs.

  • Passes Paint Filter Test (EPA 9095).

  • Approved for use at Hanford and other licensed facilities

  • SEG Certified Incinerable Material with a heat value of 5560 BTU/lbs.

  • Strong Ion exchange capability allows for heavy metals to be bound and wastes to pass TCLP.

Typical Absorptive Properties:

  • Free Swell in D.I. Water 250-350 XIn 1% AIC I22-26 X

  • Free Swell in 1% NaC l43-52 X

  • In 6N NaOH 23-29 X

  • Free Swell in 2% NaCl 34-41 X

  • In 8N NaOH 22-28 X

  • Free Swell in 10% NaCl 19-23 X

  • In 6N NaOH + 2% NaCl 22-28 X

  • Free Swell in 1% CaCl 220-24 X

  • In 10% Bleach + 1% NaCl 39-47 X

  • Liquid Release Test (EPA 9096)
    (Deionized Water Retention After 10 Minutes)

  • Passes with 25 x weight at 20 psi

  • Passes with 15 x weight at 50 psi

Radiation Testing on Dry Polymer:

Cobalt60 Rad

Absorbency In
Deionized Water

Absorbency in
0.9% NaCl

Gel Volume in
0.9% NaCl

0 megarads

250-300 X

50-60 X

33-41 X

5 megarads

120-140 X

34-42 X


25 megarads

78-92 X

28-34 X

15-19 X

50 megarads

68-83 X

27-33 X

15-19 X

100 megarads



14-18 X

150 megarads



12-16 X





Quik Solid MSDS

Quik Solid®

Section 1: Manufacturer Information
The ARK Enterprises, Inc.
PO Box 725
Peculiar, MO 64078

Section 2: Physical/Chemical Characteristics
Boiling Point - Not Applicable
Bulk Density (Apparent - g/cc) - 0.5-0.7
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg.) - Not Applicable
Melting point - Not Applicable
Vapor Density (AIR = 1) - Not Applicable
Evaporation Rate (Butyl Acetate = 1) - Not Applicable

Section 3: Hazardous Ingredients/Identity Information
Hazardous Components: OSHA PEL ACGIH TLV
Other Components:
Recommended Exposure Limit (dust)   -  0.05mg/m3
Guideline for Respirable Particulate

Product Identification

Chemical Name CAS No. %
Sodium Polyacrylate, lightly crosslinked   CAS#-076774-25-9
Water   CAS#-7732-18-5
Acrylic Acid N/A   CAS#-79-10-7
NFPA/HMIS:  Health-1 Reactivity-0 Fire-1 Specific Hazard-See 4
DOT Class:  Not Regulated  

Section 4: Fire & Explosion Hazard Data
Flash Point (Method Used): Not available
Flammable Limits: Not available LEL UEL
Extinguishing Media: As with any fire, wear positive pressure, self-contained breathing apparatus in any closed space when fighting fire.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Not applicable
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Becomes slippery when wet. Under certain confined conditions, a fine dust of this material in air may cause a dust explosion if ignited.

Section 5: Reactivity Data
Stability: Stable
Incompatibility: Strong Oxidizers
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
Conditions to Avoid: None known
Hazardous Decomposition or Byproducts:
Thermal decomposition releases CO, CO2, Hydrocarbons

Section 6: Health Hazard Data (applies to unused product)
Route (s) of Entry: Inhalation, ingestion, open wounds, eyes.
Health Hazards: Contact with eyes, skin or clothing may cause irritation. Care must be taken to minimize exposure and prevent workplace inhalation of respirable dust. Respiratory protection is required for exposures above the recommended level of respirable dust. A similar product, ground very finely, produced an inflammatory tissue response in the lungs in a lifetime exposure inhalation experiment with animals. According to the EPA “Hazard Categories” under sections 311 and 312 of SARA Title III, this product is considered to meet the applicable definitions of: A delayed health hazard.
Carcinogenicity: None known
IARC Monographs: No
OSHA Regulated: No
Signs/Symptoms of Exposure: Slight irritant effects
Medical Conditions Aggravated by Exposure: None known.
Emergency and First Aid Procedures:
Eyes: Flush with large quantity of water, consult physician.
Skin: Wash with soap and water.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air, consult physician.

Section 7: Control Measures
Respiratory Protection: Use NIOSH or MSHA with high efficiency filter for particulate levels above 0.05mg/m3.
Ventilation: Local Exhaust – as appropriate
Mechanical (General) - as appropriate
Special/Other – none
Protective Gloves: Impervious/rubber
Eye Protection: Safety goggles as recommended
Other Protective Clothing or Equipment: If needed.
Work Hygienic Practices: Use good housekeeping practices.

Section: 8 Precautions for Safe Handling & Use
Steps to be taken in case material is released or spilled: Vacuum (using HEPA filter equipped system) if possible to avoid generating airborne dust. Avoid breathing dust. Wear an approved respirator. Exercise caution when adding water, product will become slippery when wet.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose of in accordance with federal, state and local regulations.
Precautions to be taken in handling & storing: Store in a cool, dry place. Avoid breathing powder. Avoid skin and eye contact.
Other Precautions: Protective eye wear should be worn where dust levels are high enough to cause irritation. Slippery when wet.

Section 9: Prepared 10/1/11

Section10: Supplemental Information

DISCLAIMER: The information herein has been compiled from sources believed to be reliable and is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, ARK cannot give any guarantees regarding information from other sources, and expressly does not make any warranties, nor assumes any liability, for its use.