CIO2 safely oxidizes phenols, cyanides, aldehydes, and mercaptans, reduced sulfur compounds and some pesticides. It is useful in both waste treatment and scrubber systems.
ClO2 is an environmentally friendly oxidant that is preferred by regulating authorities for final discharge disinfection. Chlorine dioxide controls bacteria such as E. coli and other coliforms. It does not accumulate in the environment and can be used to reduce the growth of troublesome biofilms, iron bacteria, algae and other organisms known to contribute to effluent fouling problems.