If you live in southern Ontario, you can buy food grade hydrogen peroxide at Superfast Solutions.
Interesting fact: Hydrogen peroxide, among other things, ensures that bacteria won't spoil honey. Edible honey has been found in ancient Egyptian tombs.
Hydrogen Peroxide Concentration
Drugstores & other retail outlets supply hydrogen peroxide in brown bottles to protect it from rapid degradation caused by sunlight. It is typically used as is for a wound disinfectant, hair bleaching or diluted further for general sanitizing. Food grade, at 30-35%, is more concentrated and used to maintain the cleanliness of larger volumes of water such as hot tubs and pools. On a larger scale it is also used in water treatment.
These applications have different concentration requirements & test strips are used to confirm that the hydrogen peroxide has been diluted correctly.
Our 4 ranges of Indigo™
hydrogen peroxide test strips are:
All come with:
- easy to read color charts
- white backing for good contrast comparison
- stiff plastic; good for dipping into tubes
- Stability Documents & Certificates of Conformance
How to Dilute Hydrogen Peroxide
Use our hydrogen peroxide dilution calculator to take the guesswork out of making up sanitizer solutions for spas, pools, hot tubs & sprays.
- Strength of your peroxide (%)
- Strength you want after dilution (ppm)
- How much you need to prepare
- Press "Calculate"
It will tell you how much undiluted peroxide to mix with water.
How to Test Hydrogen Peroxide
Hydrogen peroxide measurements
are easy. Simply dip the indicator pad at the end of the strip into the water you want to test and compare to the color chart after 30
seconds. Results are accurate to within 10% and are a quick, reliable way to ensure you are protected against harmful germs.
Note: This applies only to the 100, 400 & 5000ppm strips. The 10% hydrogen peroxide strip
uses a timed reaction which corresponds to the different concentrations.
Our hydrogen peroxide dilution calculator
takes the guesswork out any dilution whether for cupfuls or hot tubfuls.