How to Prevent Hydrogen Peroxide Decomposition

Even though you buy stabilized hydrogen peroxide, however hydrogen peroxide decomposition may still happen due to some reasons. You need to take care about this, because you will not only lose hydrogen peroxide (its concentration decreases), but at the same time it will also harm your safety.

Preventing hydrogen peroxide decomposition is a major issue when dealing with hydrogen peroxide. Read and follow the following tips in order to prevent hydrogen peroxide from decomposition. All the tips are based on my long experiences dealing with hydrogen peroxide in the plant.

Tips for Preventing Hydrogen Peroxide Decomposition

  1. Store hydrogen peroxide in cool place and avoid it from direct sun shine. If you use Polyethylene Can (30 kg), 1MT container or small packaging, place them under roof.

  2. If you store it in a storage tank (stainless steel or aluminum tank), equipped it with vent, water spray facility, temperature indicator, level gauge or glass, man hole (top and bottom), purified water feed nozzle into the tank and shading.
  3. If hydrogen peroxide is stored in closed space, provide good ventilation system.

  4. Only use compatible material for hydrogen peroxide storage. It can be stainless steel SUS 304L, aluminum (Al1070) and polyethylene. Consult with your supplier to get the most suitable material.

  5. Never return back hydrogen peroxide sample into its original container in order to avoid contamination.

  6. Do not place it along with other substances like catalyst, organic material, flammable material and others that can react with it.

  7. Eye washer and body washer must be installed closed to hydrogen peroxide warehouse or storage tank.

  8. Provide water facility used for diluting hydrogen peroxide spills.

  9. If you use pallet for placing hydrogen peroxide packaging, use only plastic pallet. Avoid using wooden pallet. It will trigger fire when contact with hydrogen peroxide.

  10. Do not mix hydrogen peroxide from different packaging except you have measure their quality.

  11. Make sure you use pump, hose and piping that made of compatible material with hydrogen peroxide.

  12. Stainless steel piping, tanks and storage tank should be cleaned chemically before used.
  1. Use only ball valve with disc hole.
  1. Never leave hydrogen peroxide in closed piping between two valves. Open slightly one valve to allow oxygen to escape.
  2. Understand hydrogen peroxide MSDS first before dealing with it.