chlorine dioxide

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chlo·rine di·o·xide

(klōrēn dī-oksīd)
An oxidizing agent used to sterilize medical and dental instruments and in oral health care to decrease volatile sulfur compounds that could cause halitosis.

chlorine dioxide,

n an oxidizing agent used in oral care to decrease amounts of volatile sulfur compounds that may cause halitosis.


a gaseous chemical element, atomic number 17, atomic weight 35.453, symbol Cl. See Table 6. It is a disinfectant, decolorizer and irritant poison. It is used for disinfecting, fumigating and bleaching, either in an aqueous solution or in the form of chlorinated lime. See also hypochlorite, chloramine.

chlorine dioxide
used in the aging of flour to make it more suitable for baking. Process does not produce toxic amino acid derivatives as other agents do. See also agene process.
chlorine disinfectants
compounds which have a high content of free chlorine and exert a disinfectant effect by releasing the chlorine.
chlorine gas
liberated from chlorine disinfectants and in factory effluents. Causes irritation to respiratory mucosa up to the point of pulmonary edema.
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LEvels of chlorine dioxide measured over Thule were five times lower than in the south.
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We are pleased to leverage our experience with many pulp mill clients in Asia to support CMPC on this project, said Jacobs Executive Vice President Andy Kremer, This is our first integrated chlorine dioxide plant supplied within South America, and we look forward to working with CMPC to help them achieve competitive advantage through our integrated process, which offers the lowest-cost method of producing chlorine dioxide available.
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The Envirox unit contains an electrolytic cell to generate chlorine dioxide on demand from a single precursor.
Over the past 50 years, chlorine dioxide has been used to sanitize public drinking water and to kill highly infectious bacteria, fungi and viruses, as it was used to clean anthrax from the US Congressional building in 2001.
Chlorine dioxide is a gas that penetrates into building materials and wall cavities, reacting with reduced sulfur compounds instantaneously, converting them to safe, inert, non-odorous compounds.
Then the investigators sprayed an inoculation chamber with a 500-ppm chlorine dioxide solution for 15 minutes.
Chlorine dioxide has been used in industrial applications for many years, but, until development of Engelhard's controlled-release technology, the powerful biocide could not be incorporated into a stable, easy-to-use powder form.
It was with these disadvantages in mind that Fosclor was developed as a treatment package which uses chlorine dioxide as the oxidising biocide, a powerful alternative to chlorine has in fact been available for the disinfection of water since 1915.
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