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Nouryon Hydrogen peroxide H2O2

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Product information

This EPD covers Hydrogen peroxide produced in Nouryon’s European plants:

  • Bohus (Sweden)
  • Alby (Sweden)
  • Rjukan (Norway)

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) is produced from hydrogen and atmospheric oxygen. Hydrogen is a by-product from manufacturing of sodium chlorate. It is also produced from propane/natural gas in steam reformers or via  water in electrolysers.

The reactions take place in an organic solvent, which is circulated in the process, with palladium as a catalyst. In the first step hydrogen gas is added, and the solvent is hydrogenated. The second step is the oxidation where oxygen from the air is added. Hydrogen peroxide is formed.

In the third step hydrogen peroxide is extracted from the solvent with water and distilled to desired concentration, varying from 19-70wt%. The concentrated hydrogen peroxide solution is stabilised by addition of small quantities of substances, which give some tolerance towards accidental contamination.

Before the organic solvent can be reused in the first step, water is removed in a last drying step. 

Detailed information

Registration number: S-P-00031
Publication/issue date: 2002-09-05
Version date: 2018-03-02
Valid until: 2021-03-01
Reference PCR(s): Basic inorganic chemicals not elsewhere classified
Geographical scope: Europe

Company information

Company name: Nouryon
Country: Sweden
Contact: Nina Rechner
Website: www.nouryon.com
Management systems: ISO 9001 and ISO 14001

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