what is an oxygen scavenger

What is an Oxygen Scavenger

To answer the question “what is an oxygen scavenger?”, it is important to understand that an oxygen scavenger is a product comprising one or more reactive compounds that when combined with oxygen, will reduce or completely remove oxygen in liquids. These chemicals are often used in different water treatment applications to remove oxygen from large water cooling systems, boilers, and more to prevent corrosion and debris build-up. 

What Is An Oxygen Scavenger & How Do They Work?

Oxygen scavengers are comprised of natural compounds designed to react with oxygen in order to eliminate it (oxygen). 

In boilers and water treatment applications, these chemicals are added to the systems to reduce or remove any oxygen that may be present. This will help to prevent the build-up of corrosion and scales within these systems, keeping hoses and valves clear for proper function.

Ecolink provides a variety of high-quality, bulk oxygen scavengers for boilers, water treatment systems, water cooling, HVAC, and more. If you need help finding the best oxygen scavengers for your needs, our skilled team of chemists and experts can help!

Benefits of Working With Ecolink: 

  • Expert Knowledge – Ecolink has been a trusted chemical provider for over 3 decades. Their dedicated team of experts has the knowledge to not only find the perfect chemicals for your use, but also give you important information on how to properly use, store, and dispose of chemical products to protect yourself and your facility. 
  • Variety and Bulk Supply – Whether you are looking for oxygen scavengers, chemical alternatives, or other industrial chemicals, Ecolink will have a solution that works for you and convenient bulk sizing. This includes 5-gallon buckets and 55-gallon drums to accommodate facilities of all sizes. 
  • Eco-Friendly – Ecolink is passionate about the environment and in an effort to make the chemical industry more eco-friendly, they offer a full line of green chemical alternatives. If you are looking to reduce your carbon footprint with the use of environmentally preferred chemicals, Ecolink can help! 

Need To Find Oxygen Scavengers? 

If you are looking for the right high-quality, bulk oxygen scavengers for needs, contact Ecolink here! Ecolink is here to answer your questions and provide you with the chemicals you need for an affordable price.


types of oxygen scavengers

Oxygen Scavenger for Boiler 

Looking for high quality bulk oxygen scavenger for boiler use?  Boiler Guard is a high quality water treatment chemical designed to prevent corrosion and the build of scales in boilers and other equipment that is prone to these issues. 

Boiler Gaurd is a brown, alkaline solution primarily made comprised of sodium hydroxide (10%-15% by concentration) and diethyl ethanolamine (1%-2% by concentration). This product is designed to eliminate scale buildup and corrosion on steam boilers of all makes and sizes and other water cooling machinery that is prone to scaling and corrosion. This oxygen scavenger for boilers will also prevent future scale buildup and corrosion from reoccurring in the future by acting as an oxygen scavenger that binds free oxygen. 

If you are looking for a high quality oxygen scavenger for boilers from a trusted bulk supplier, Ecolink can help!

Benefits Ecolink’s of Boiler Gaurd – Oxygen Scavenger For Boiler:

  • NonFlammable 
  • Bulk Sizing
  • Low reactivity
  • Can be used with all boiler sizes 

Benefits of Working With Ecolink:

  • Expert Knowledge – Ecolink has been a trusted name in bulk chemical supply for 30 years. Our team of skilled chemists is here to listen to your needs and find the best bulk chemicals for your applications.
  • Bulk Sizing – Ecolink offers convenient bulk sizing on all chemical products, including oxygen scavengers and water treatment chemicals. From 5 gallon buckets to 55-gallon drums, Ecolink has you covered.
  • Variety – Ecolink can help you with all of your chemical supply needs. Whether you need industrial cleaners & degreasers, parts washers, solvents and chemicals for additive use, eco-friendly chemical alternatives, or something else, the chemical experts at Ecolink can find the best chemicals to suit your needs. 
  • Eco Friendly – Ecolink is dedicated to reducing the carbon footprint of the chemical industry by offering a large variety of gree chemical alternatives and chemical recycling resources. 

Want To Learn More About Ecolink and Oxygen Scavengers For Boiler User?

If you are looking for oxygen scavengers for boilers or other high quality bulk chemicals, contact Ecolink here. Ecolink has the knowledge and experience to find the best, high quality chemicals for your practice at an affordable price. Call today to learn more!


types of oxygen scavengers

Types Of Oxygen Scavengers 

What are the different types of Oxygen Scavengers? For the purposes of understanding oxygen scavengers, an oxygen scavenger is a product comprising one or more reactive compounds that when combined with oxygen, reduce or completely remove  oxygen in liquids or enclosed packaging in order to prolong the shelf life of a product. 

How do Oxygen Scavengers work? Oxygen scavengers are a concoction of natural compounds designed to react with oxygen in order  to eliminate it (oxygen). 

What are the two primary types of oxygen scavengers? 

As a rule, generally oxygen scavengers are divided into organic and inorganic types. Typically, organic oxygen scavengers are carbon based comprising compounds using carbon based  molecules. Typically, inorganic oxygen scavengers are mineral based meaning non-carbon. 

Ecolink provides both organic and inorganic oxygen scavengers. An example of our organic  oxygen scavenger is our Tetrahydrofuran (THF) high-purity, research grade organic solvent.  Widely used in the manufacture of PVC products, THF is also used as a solvent for synthetic or  natural resins.  

Benefits of THF 

  • Organic and non toxic
  • Solvent versatility
  • Low viscosity
  • Aids in the manufacture of renewable platform chemicals and sugars

 An example of our inorganic oxygen scavengers is our Boiler Guard water treatment product.  It is specially produced for steam boilers as a scale and corrosion inhibitor and inorganic oxygen scavenger.  

Benefits of Boiler Guard 

  • Nonflammable
  • Low reactivity
  • Can be used with a wide variety of boiler sizes

Want To Learn More About Oxygen Scavengers and Find Suppliers?

Ecolink is a trusted supplier of bulk chemicals and solvents that can help you find the best chemical solutions for your needs. Contact Ecolink here to speak with a chemist and find out which type of oxygen  scavengers will be best for your applications. Our experienced and knowledgeable staff are standing by to help you understand the differences and recommend the most  suitable and efficient product that serves your needs and exceeds your expectations.