Research and analysis

The development of operational and policy guidance on the use of hydrogen peroxide

Assesses the use and environmental impact of hydrogen peroxide, building on in-house experience to define best practice and produce safe operational procedures.


Technical Summary - The Development of Operational and Policy Guidance on the Use of Hydrogen Peroxide

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Deoxygenation of waterways following natural or man-made events can have significant impact on water quality and aquatic organisms, the most visible being fish mortality. A number of remediation techniques are available to counteract such incidents principally involving reaeration. More recently, the addition of hydrogen peroxide has been identified as an effective means of combating the adverse effects of pollution.

Published 1 January 1999