Oxidizing Potential of Various Reagents

23rd Apr 2020

Oxidizing Reagent Oxidizing Potential
Ozone 2.07
Hydrogen Peroxide 1.77
Permanganate 1.67
Hypochlorous Acid 1.49
Chlorine Gas 1.36
Hypobromous Acid 1.33
Oxygen 1.23
Bromine 1.09
Hypoiodous Acid 0.99
Chlorine Dioxide 0.95
Hypochlorite 0.94
Chlorite 0.76
Iodine 0.54

Advantages of Ozone

  • Ozone is the most powerful oxidant for disinfecting water or sanitizing surfaces
  • Ozone can kill pathogens in seconds vs. several minutes for other oxidants
  • Ozone is one of the strongest oxidants available for oxidizing organics
  • Ozone decomposes back into oxygen, nothing to clean up
  • Ozone, by itself, does not affect pH
  • Ozone cannot be stored; therefore having a large volume of a dangerous oxidizer is not possible
  • Ozone is excellent at oxidizing metals such as iron, manganese and more
  • Ozone enhances the flocculation and coagulation of organic material thereby improving filtration
  • Ozone can be effective in partially oxidizing organics in the water to biodegradable compounds that can be removed by biological filtration

Ozone is the Strongest Oxidant on the Market!

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