Chemical and biological detection technology specialist Eluceda has developed and launched a rapid, quantitative and portable test for hydrogen peroxide in water – with results given in 60 seconds. The new technology solution is the latest in a line of tests that uses Eluceda’s established E-Sens™ handheld detectors and is capable of detecting hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) in water at concentrations between 1 and 1000 parts per million (ppm). Eluceda was approached by a supplier in the paper and pulp industry to design an accurate and easily repeatable test method that could detect hydrogen peroxide at the necessary concentrations within the paper manufacturing process.
The solution created uses the E-Sens™ handheld detectors in combination with specialist electrochemical sensors to provide a simple ‘dip and read’ approach. A key feature of Eluceda’s test is the sensors’ ability to analyse hydrogen peroxide levels in the water even in the presence of pulp, providing an advantage over existing colorimetric analysis.
Eluceda’s rapid and accurate testing capabilities provide manufacturers with the ability to be much more precise with their hydrogen peroxide usage – reducing wastage and saving costs while still ensuring it works effectively as a bleaching and biocidal agent.
“As a science and technology-led business, we’re always excited when are able to use our collective expertise to devise a novel solution to a particular problem an industry is experiencing,” said Dr Ian Eastwood, Chief Technology Officer at Eluceda. “We are proud of what we’ve been able to achieve with our hydrogen peroxide test, both in terms of the technical achievement and effectiveness of it in driving efficiencies and reducing waste in the manufacturing process.”
The technology behind Eluceda’s test for hydrogen peroxide is not limited to the paper and pulp industry and can be applied to various chemical testing requirements in different manufacturing sectors. “While this is a specific industry application, our detection technology can be used across many different sectors and different compounds, and we’re excited to build the next development for our, quick, cost-effective and portable testing solutions,” Ian concluded.