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Re: Re: Question on:- Hydrogen Peroxide + Catalyst = Water + Oxygen
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- Subject: Re: Re: Question on:- Hydrogen Peroxide + Catalyst = Water + Oxygen
- From: <bill_phillips at ozemail_com.au>
- Date: Tue, 22 Jul 2003 14:06:09 +1000
I dont believe that hydrogen peroxide could ever be harnessed to give slow oxygen release.
However calcium (and magnesium) peroxide (CaO2 - yes not the most stable compound) are regularly used to provide slow oxygen release in seed germination studies. I understand that the rate of oxygen release can be controlled with high levels of precision.
I have never heard of it being used in aquarium situations so anyone interested would need to research the topic.
Personally I have only ever used hydrogen peroxide as an emergency oxygen source during very hot weather and even then I am extremely cautious.
Just an old pathologist's ramblings...
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