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Uses of Ozone in Water Treatment


TABLE 1. RELATIVE POWER OF COMMON OXIDANTS
CompoundOxidation Potential (volts)Relative Power of Chlorine
Fluorine3.062.25
*Hydroxyl Radical2.802.05
*Atomic Oxygen2.421.78
Ozone2.071.52
Hydrogen Peroxide1.771.30
Pethydroxyl Radical 1.701.25
Permanganate1.671.23
Chlorine Oxide1.501.10
Hypochlorous Acid1.491.10
Chlorine1.361.00
Bromine1.090.80
Hydrogen Peroxide0.870.64
Iodine0.540.40
Oxygen0.400.29
* These ions are formed when ozone decomposes
CHEMICAL ENGINEERING - May, 1993

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