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Hydrogen Peroxide Manufacture Technology Description

Online Hydrogen Peroxide Data: Manufacture, Uses and Applications

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In this page you will find free data about Hydrogen Peroxide, including:

  • What is Hydrogen Peroxide
  • How to make Hydrogen Peroxide
  • Hydrogen Peroxide uses and applications

This page presents brief synopsis of Hydrogen Peroxide production technology, describing, in a concise way, relevant technical and economic aspects. Each manufacturing process description will consist of:

  • Major process steps
  • Simplified, schematic flow diagram & key equipment
  • Important safety or environmental considerations
  • Economic perspective, comprising capital expenditures and/or operating expenses

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Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) Manufacture

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is the simplest peroxide (defined as molecules with two oxygen atoms covalently bonded to one another). It is mainly used as a bleaching agent and as an oxidizing agent in the pulp-and-paper, cosmetic, pharmaceutical, chemical, electronics, and textile industries. The use of H2O2 as a raw material in the production of propylene oxide has significantly increased in recent years.

Technology Description

The process described in the following paragraphs is a conventional anthraquinone autoxidation (AO) process. In this process, 2-ethyl anthraquinone (EAQ) is sequentially hydrogenated and oxidized, generating hydrogen peroxide.

MTBE Manufacture Technology - Process Flow Diagram

Hydrogenation

Initially, EAQ is dissolved in a polar/non-polar solvent mix ...

Oxidation

During the oxidation, EAHQ is oxidized back to EAQ, while simultaneously ...

Concentration and purification

The hydrogen peroxide is separated from the working solution effluent (from the oxidation reaction) by means of countercurrent ...

Working solution recovery

The working solution leaving the extraction area is passed through ...

H2O2 production pathways

Hydrogen peroxide was first produced on an industrial scale using the reaction of barium peroxide with nitric acid. Since the 1950s, ...

Economic Performance

The total operating cost (raw materials, utilities, fixed costs and ...

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This synopsis is based on the report Hydrogen Peroxide Production Process - Cost Analysis | H2O2 E11A. (For more information, Click here).