Hydrogen Peroxide Decomposition - Using H2O2 as an Antibacterial in a Rinse Tank

Ron Rompen

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And now....on to the problem.

I am considering using H2O2 as an antibacterial agent in our rinse tanks. Concentration will be approximately 1000 ppm (250 gal reservoir tank).

My concern is maintaining the concentration levels - does anyone have any experience (or an educated estimate) as to how long it takes H2O2 to break down once exposed to atmosphere/light/agitation/etc?

Thanks in advance.
 
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Re: Hydrogen Peroxide decomposition

Is there a way you can test for residual concentration like you can for chlorine? A lot would depend on the variables such as light and temperature, so ideally a small scale experiment would be great if you could monitor it.
 

Ron Rompen

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Re: Hydrogen Peroxide decomposition

Is there a way you can test for residual concentration like you can for chlorine? A lot would depend on the variables such as light and temperature, so ideally a small scale experiment would be great if you could monitor it.
Yes....and then again No. The residual concentration can be tested by titration, but at the present I am looking for a ballpark figure - that will allow me to determine an initial test frequency.
 
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