Peroxides as oxidizing agents
Hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, and persulfates are used as oxidizing agents in a wide range of industries, including environmental applications, due to their strong reactivity.
The chemical industry uses the oxidant hydrogen peroxide as a sustainable alternative to permanganate and potassium dichromate. The biodegradable peracetic acid is used for disinfection and bleaching. Persulfates serve as strong oxidizing agents in the production of ketones or aldehydes.
With our innovative HPPG technology under the brand name HYPROSYN®, we produce propylene glycol in a more efficient and cost-effective way through the direct synthesis from propene and hydrogen peroxide. A special catalyst ensures the energy-saving conversion of the raw materials.
HPPO stands for "hydrogen peroxide to propylene oxide": the direct synthesis of propylene oxide from hydrogen peroxide. The HPPO process uses hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) as an oxidant to oxidize propylene into propylene oxide (PO), with only water as a co-product. This saves energy, resources, and costs as compared with conventional propylene oxide production methods.
H2O2 is applied as an oxidant in many recycling processes such as paper de-inking, wastewater treatment, or the recovery of valuable non-ferrous metals, rare earths, and other precious metals from electronic waste.