Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) is one of the most versatile, dependable and environmentally desirable chemicals available today. The safety and efficiency of its operations have led to the development of numerous applications.
Hydrogen Peroxide is an oxidizing agent for organic and inorganic chemical processing as well as semi-conductor applications, bleach for textiles and pulp, and a treatment for municipal and industrial waste. The versatility of Hydrogen Peroxide is evidenced by the variety of oxidation potentials and pH ranges Hydrogen Peroxide can act as an oxidizer. In the acid pH range un-catalyzed Hydrogen Peroxide is a moderate oxidizer, while catalyzed with iron it becomes a powerful oxidizer. In the alkaline pH range Hydrogen Peroxide can compete with hypochlorite as a oxidizer. Because of Hydrogen Peroxide’s favorable properties, numerous applications such as bleaching, odor control, and wastewater treatment have been developed.
FMC continues to pioneer new uses for this widely used chemical as well as new and innovate ways to safely and cost effectively store and handle H2O2.