Reducing the concentration of and risks associated with hydrogen peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) at low concentrations is commonly used as an antiseptic for medicinal purposes and more recently for water treatment. As a weak acid with strong oxidising properties, it is also a powerful bleaching agent, mostly used for bleaching paper but also in tooth whitening and as a hair bleach. While diluted H2O2 is harmless, concentrated hydrogen peroxide is not; it is highly flammable and caustic to the skin and eyes. However, it is much more expensive to ship diluted H2O2 given the greatly increased volume. Now, the EU-funded Cu4Peroxide project is developing a business plan to take its innovative on-site method for low-concentration H2O2 synthesis to market. It will enable H2O2 production on-site where it is consumed for significantly less time, money and risk.
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