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Hydrogen Peroxide


Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) is an environmentally friendly chemical with multiple areas of application. It is used for oxidation reactions, bleaching processes in textile, pulp, and paper industries, waste water treatment, exhaust air treatment and for various disinfection applications. It does not yield any harmful byproducts when applied as it decomposes to yield only water and oxygen.

The main application fields for these three grades are bleaching in the pulp and paper industry, for bleaching natural and synthetic fibers in the textile industry; for oxidation reactions in the chemical industry; and for detoxification and deodorization in environmental processes.

Hydrogen peroxide should be stored in roofed, fireproof rooms where it can be kept cool and protected from the sun. It can, however, withstand summer temperatures as well as severe, cold winter temperatures. It is important that the hydrogen peroxide is protected against all types of contamination.

Aluminum and stainless steel tanks can be installed horizontally or vertically, but for static reasons polyethylene containers must be installed only vertically. For reasons of safety, it is advisable to install larger storage containers in a collection basin. Stainless steel and PVC have proven most effective for piping. Before initial filling, the storage tank and all parts in an H2O2 storage tank installation must be cleaned and made passive.


Sr.No Charecteristics Unit Specifications
1 Assay % 50% max
2 Stability 0.30 max
3 Acidity (as H2SO4) 0.30 max
4 Iron (as Fe+++) ppm 1.00 max
5 Copper (as Cu) ppm 0.10 max
6 Arsenic (as As) ppm 2.00 max
7 Lead (as Pb) ppm 10.00 max