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Old 06-25-2009, 11:28 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Interesting... what ratio?

Are there any negative ramifications that affect the city water supply or (in the case of wells/septic) the local ecosystem?
To be clear I meant hydrogen peroxide. I use a quarter cup per load to "boost stain prevention." I soak and watch my wash fizz.

I can't answer your second question for sure. I know it's a common ingredient in products that find themselves down drain; it's used as a disinfectant; it's decomposed by enzymes in the liver into water and oxygen; decomposes on its own as well, especially if exposed to light so it's stored in those brown bottles...

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Hydrogen peroxide - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia has a list, including:

Some horticulturalists and users of hydroponics advocate the use of weak hydrogen peroxide solution ("Spanish water") in watering solutions. Its spontaneous decomposition releases oxygen that enhances a plant's root development and helps to treat root rot (cellular root death due to lack of oxygen) and a variety of other pests. There is some peer-reviewed academic research to back up some of the claims.

Laboratory tests conducted by fish culturists in recent years have demonstrated that common household hydrogen peroxide can be used safely to provide oxygen for small fish. Hydrogen peroxide releases oxygen by decomposition when it is exposed to catalysts such as manganese dioxide.

Hydrogen peroxide is a strong oxidizer effective in controlling sulfide and organic related odors in wastewater collection and treatment systems. It is typically applied to a wastewater system where there is a retention time of 30 minutes to 5 hours before hydrogen sulfide is released. Hydrogen peroxide oxidizes the hydrogen sulfide and promotes bio-oxidation of organic odors. Hydrogen peroxide decomposes to oxygen and water, adding dissolved oxygen to the system thereby negating some Biochemical Oxygen Demand (BOD).

Mixed with baking soda and a small amount of hand soap, hydrogen peroxide is effective at removing skunk odor.

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I also use it for odour control in my wash
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I have done a little work lately reworking my greywater system.

I wanted some sort of biological filtration system, and have been doing a lot of reading on natural gardening and composting.

Which lead me to..... Planting MARSH PLANTS in my utility tub!

That's right, I just put down a couple layers of stone, pebbles, sand, dirt, and plants to filter the water from the laundry before the greywater gets temporarily stored and then used for flushing the toilet.

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Um... I actually use my utility tub... that would so never work for me.

Excellent thought, though, if it works out for you.

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