Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is a yellow gas, made up of two oxygen atoms and one chlorine atom. Chlorine dioxide is soluble in water and reacts quickly with other compounds. Upon contact with water, it is mainly reduced to chlorite (ClO2-), an oxidizing compound capable of altering organic molecules.
CHLORINE DIOXIDE USES
1. Chlorine dioxide is considered a biocide
Chlorine dioxide is used more frequently to decontaminate water since its oxidizing capacity is capable of eliminating bacteria in water, its safe use is 0.8 mg/l. chlorine dioxide can destroy the cell membrane of bacteria to destroy them.
Chlorine dioxide in low concentrations is capable of killing E.coli bacteria both in water and in some foods. The use of chlorine dioxide in the sprouts of vegetable seeds in a concentration box and dry heating can help to eradicate the bacteria, likewise, the water treated with chlorine dioxide used to irrigate baby spinach also contributes to the elimination of bacteria, does not alter the quality of food, but it can reduce its photosynthetic capacity.
3. Air disinfection
Chlorine dioxide in solutions of 0.28 l, 250 mg/l administered in a double or triple way have served to eliminate bacteria and fungi in interior spaces, and it even has a better effect than hydrogen peroxide to eliminate bacteria with high concentrations. resistance to chemical disinfection, its use is widely recommended in sanitary environments.