Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2)

Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen Peroxide (H2O2) is a naturally occurring chemical compound composed of a pair of covalently single bonded oxygen atoms each bonded to a hydrogen atom. Hydrogen peroxide is colorless and is commercially used in both liquid and vaporized form. It is naturally involved in organism functions, such as mitochondrial respiration, and is naturally found in small amounts in the air.

Since its isolation in the 19th century, hydrogen peroxide has become a common disinfecting and bleaching agent. For example, hydrogen peroxide is used as a lightening and antimicrobial agent in a variety of foods including milk. The compound is especially useful in vaporized form for decontaminating materials such as lab stations, pill bottles, or medical rooms, which cannot withstand the high temperatures usually used for sanitation processes. Because residual levels of hydrogen peroxide (post-decontamination and aeration) can adversely affect drug production, monitoring levels is critical to ensure drug efficacy, safety, and stability,

Picarro has designed and produced a gas concentration analyzer that precisely measures hydrogen peroxide for GMP pharmaceutical manufacturing.

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G2114 Gas Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro G2114 gas concentration analyzer offers continuous, real-time H2O2 monitoring by measuring hydrogen peroxide levels as low as 3 ppb. The G2114 is the ideal solution for ensuring the safety and efficiency of whole-room decontamination technologies based on hydrogen peroxide.

Hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) has been widely used as a medical antiseptic, cleanser, and environmental decontaminate in the pharmaceutical industry and hospitals. Reducing environmental contamination in an ongoing effort to mitigate infection transmission has long been a top priority for healthcare facilities. With growing concern over airborne respiratory pathogens including SARS-COV-2 (the virus causing COVID-19), many other public spaces including retail, government, schools, and theaters are seeking vaporized hydrogen peroxide as a solution to reducing viral load in the air.

PI2114 Gas Concentration Analyzer

The Picarro PI2114 gas concentration analyzer measures hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) levels as low as 3 ppb to help avoid oxidation and safeguard drug stability.


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16-Port Distribution Manifold (Silco)

The Picarro 16-Port Distribution Manifold provides unparalleled multiport sample-data collection.