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Anti-dumping duty likely on hydrogen peroxide
  • Government is planning to impose anti-dumping duty of up to $118 per tonne on import of hydrogen peroxide used by industries in applications such as corrosion control and paper bleaching from six countries.

  • The move is aimed at guarding domestic players from cheap imports of ‘hydrogen peroxide’ from Bangladesh, Taiwan, Korea, Indonesia, Pakistan and Thailand.

 Hydrogen peroxide

  • Hydrogen peroxide is a colourless liquid, slightly more viscous than water.

  • Hydrogen peroxide is the simplest peroxide.

  • It is used as an oxidizer, bleaching agent and disinfectant. It is also used as ripening agent.

  • Concentrated hydrogen peroxide, or “high-test peroxide”, is a reactive oxygen species and has been used as a propellant in rocketry.

  • Hydrogen peroxide is unstable and slowly decomposes in the presence of base or a catalyst. Because of its instability, hydrogen peroxide is typically stored with a stabilizer in a weakly acidic solution.

  • Hydrogen peroxide is found in biological systems including the human body. Enzymes that use or decompose hydrogen peroxide are classified as peroxidases.

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