oxidizing agent

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oxidizing agent

[′äk·sə‚dīz·iŋ ‚ā·jənt]
(chemistry)
Compound that gives up oxygen easily, removes hydrogen from another compound, or attracts negative electrons. Also known as oxidant.
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Hydrogen peroxide was the least useful oxidising agent.
Regardless of the oxidising agent the best results in the removal of pollutants in the coagulation process were produced by the coagulant: pre-hydrolysed polyaluminium chloride PAX XL-60, and the worst by the iron coagulant: iron (III) sulphate (VI).
An analysis of the research results also shows that when groundwater with an increased content of organic substances is treated, the coagulation process for polyaluminium chloride should be aided with a chemical oxidising agent, preferably with a potassium manganate (VII) because apart from iron(III) hydroxide, manganese (IV) oxide is also produced in the process of oxidation.