Liquid compound of water and oxygen
Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2), one of the most versatile and environmentally friendly chemical compounds, is one of the cleanest chemicals, dissolving only in oxygen and water. This makes it, in diluted solution in water, the ecological alternative of classic chemicals for consumer use and is used in high concentration as green fuel for rockets.
Huge range of hydrogen peroxide qualities
As a leading manufacturer and supplier of hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) with more than 100 years of experience in peroxygen chemistry, Evonik Active Oxygens is able to offer high quality peroxides in a broad range of concentrations and purities in its production line.
Our aqueous solutions deliver exceptional value for our customers in various industries such as electronics, pulp and paper production, hygiene and disinfection, chemical synthesis, mining, agriculture, water and wastewater treatment or pharmaceuticals and health care.
The versatility of peroxide hydrogen uses is evidenced by the variety of oxidation potentials and pH ranges in which it can act as an oxidizer. In the acid pH range, for example, uncatalyzed hydrogen peroxide is a moderate oxidizing agent but when catalyzed with iron, it becomes a powerful oxidizing agent. In the alkaline pH range, peroxide hydrogen can compete with hypochlorite as an oxidizer.
The Production Process of Hydrogen Peroxide
What is hydrogen peroxide used for?
Our broad product portfolio is ranging from standard to specialty grades, specially developed for various applications. H2O2 can be used as a bleach in tooth whitening products, food processing, and industrial laundry; to disinfect surfaces, medical devices, and waste water; or as an oxidizer in chemical synthesis and electronics manufacturing processes.
Our main product brands
HYPROX® is a standard peroxide hydrogen grade and used extensively for a broad range of applications like pulp and paper, textile and laundry, and waste water treatment processes. Furthermore, it is used in flue gas and contaminated soil (bioremediation), in the detergent and cleanser industry, for pickling of metal surfaces and also as a bleaching agent for oils, waxes, fibers and other natural products. This H2O2 quality is formulated for high stability and long-term storage.
PERSYNT® is a high purity H2O2 product, which is optimized for food treatment, fine chemical synthesis as well as for use in the cosmetic and pharma industries. Furthermore, this highly pure product is frequently used in the synthesis of organic chemicals such as epoxides, organic peroxides and amine oxides. It is lightly stabilized for applications that are sensitive to residues or precipitates. It also includes a chlorate grade formulated specially for hypochlorite control in chlorate cells and will not interfere with electrode performance.
OXTERIL® and DUROX® are super pure, food grade hydrogen peroxide products which are especially designed for the use in the aseptic packaging industry and other food sterilization and bleaching applications.
Our OXTERIL® hydrogen peroxide grade complies with the requirements of European Pharmacopoeia 7 (ex. concentration), EN DIN 902 and the American Food Chemical Codex 7.
DUROX® meets the high purity standards of the Food Chemicals Codex and are designed for food uses allowed in the 21 Code of Federal Regulations.
OXTERIL® and DUROX® products are approved by a number of main packaging machine suppliers.
ASPERIX® Vet is an effective and sustainable peroxide product solution for the treatment of sea lice in aquaculture and fish farming. It provides immediate results and requires no waiting time. Fish can be harvested immediately after treatment. There is no accumulation of chemicals in the food chain.
ASC certified aquaculture farms are not limited in the number of treatments with ASPERIX® Vet.
PERTRONIC® is our electronic product grade which meets the requirements of the electronic industry. It is exceptionally pure and highly stable, and is a leading 'wet chemical' designed for the semiconductor industry.
PROPULSE® is a high concentration hydrogen peroxide grade especially developed for the aerospace industry, adhering to the most stringent specifications. It is used for monopropellant, bipropellant, and hybrid propulsion applications in space rocket launches and in various under-water marine vessels. This product is designed to meet the propulsion industry's growing need for storable, low toxicity oxidizers.
CLARMARIN® is a hydrogen peroxide product for use in various water and wastewater treatment applications within the scope of the Biocidal Products Directive. It meets the quality requirements of EN DIN 902 and is recommended for use in drinking water treatment.
B-CAP® Antimicrobial Agent is EPA registered and may be used for biofouling control in cooling and process water systems, as a paper mill biocide and for general slime control. Some grades are registered for manufacturing and can be used in any FIFRA registered product formulation using peroxide hydrogen as an active ingredient for disinfection.
SUPER D® is stabilized for those customers who prepare dilute peroxide hydrogen solutions requiring a long shelf life. When diluted to a 3% concentration with high quality de-ionized water, the dilution meets U.S. Pharmacopeia monograph specifications for topical solutions.
OXYPURE® is used for removal of iron and hydrogen sulfide in groundwater, for taste and odor control, and for destroying ozone and chlorine residuals in potable water treatment. OXYPURE® is the National Sanitary Foundation (NSF) approved product for drinking water applications.
OHP® is an environmentally safe quality of hydrogen peroxide especially developed for its use in OHP® wastewater treatment plants or in Fenton chemical oxidation treatment processes for reduction of COD and TOC in wastewaters. The product is a clear, transparent and slightly viscous liquid, completely miscible in water in all proportions. It has been proven stable at room temperature and does not create residues when decomposed into water and oxygen.
Innovative hydrogen peroxide products and services
At Evonik Active Oxygens, we will continue to pioneer new uses and innovative ways to safely and cost effectively store and handle H2O2, so you can continue to have versatile, dependable and environmentally friendly peroxide chemistries to rely on.
In addition, we invest in research and development of new H2O2 applications and technologies. Find out more about our innvoative HP+ technologies for the direct synthesis of propylene oxide and propylene glycol.
PRODUCTS TAILORED TO CUSTOMER NEEDS
In addition, our experienced experts have detailed know how in developing specially formulated and stabilized grades for specific applications.
Please contact your regional sales manager for information on a specific H2O2 product that is best suited for your application. This contact will also provide you with the respective material safety data sheet as well as further technical and commercial information.