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.