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Chlorine Dioxide Gas Detection

CAS Number: 10049-04-4
STEL: 0.3ppm
TWA: 0.1ppm

Properties

Chlorine Dioxide (ClO2) is a yellowish-green gas with an acrid odour. One of the most important qualities of chlorine dioxide is its high water solubility, especially in cold water. It remains a dissolved gas in solution.

Dangers

Chlorine Dioxide is a severe respiratory and eye irritant in humans. Inhalation can produce coughing, wheezing, respiratory distress, and congestion in the lungs.

Where is it found

Over 90% of the ClO2 produced in the world today is made from Sodium Chlorate and is used for pulp bleaching. ClO2 has many applications as an oxidiser or disinfectant such as water treatment and for the disinfection of endoscopes. As a disinfectant it is effective even at low concentrations because of its unique qualities. Sometimes ClO2 is used as a fumigant treatment to sanitise fruit from fungal diseases.

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