Hydrogen peroxide is produced in a five-step process:
Hydrogenation → Oxidation → Extraction → Drying/reversion → Distillation, according to the following (simplified) reaction: H2 + O2 → H2O2
Thanks to our patented fixed-bed catalyst, we have improved the hydrogenation process, and avoid the need for a complicated filtration process. We achieve highly efficient use of raw materials and energy from this easy-to-operate process.
Environmental and sustainability factors have focused our attention on reducing energy requirements for hydrogen peroxide production with the objective of reducing our carbon footprint. Wherever possible, our manufacturing facilities obtain their energy from renewable energy sources.
Additionally, in-place environmental and control systems minimize emissions to the atmosphere and water.
- Off-gas treatment is designed to remove residual hydrocarbon vapor from the oxidation step, and reduce all vents to the atmosphere.
- Wastewater treatment is present to handle effluent including the solvent-water separator basin, the emergency basin, the process building drain system, the distillation and peroxide storage and loading dike areas
Our technology and operations experts are continuously exploring opportunities for hydrogen peroxide production efficiency and sustainability improvements. Learn more about our capabilities within process and application RD&I.