Introductory Chapter: Redox - An Overview [chapter]

Rozina Khattak, Murtaza Sayed, Muhammad Sufaid Khan, Hamsa Noreen
2020 Redox  
6 Redox oxidants such as ozone (O 3 ), hydrogen peroxide (H 2 O 2 ), and UV light with the addition of catalysts that may lead to yield hydroxyl radical ( • OH) which degrades such pollutants, dyes and organic compounds, for example [35] [36] [37] [38] [39] [40] . Conclusion This concise review of the redox reactions and their applications surfaced the crucial role of redox processes. The importance of redox processes is undoubtedly tremendous. The applications encompass energy production,
more » ... ological development to treat and maintain water resources, and advances in materials chemistry. These advances may lead the life to its standard in an economic and cost-effective way. Redox reactions are also an important facet of biological and biochemical world to carry out life and its routine practices. For example photosynthesis, respiration and digestion are among the common ones. Precisely, we can sum up with one sentence that "redox" is basically the key to sustaining life on this planet.
doi:10.5772/intechopen.92842 fatcat:6fiz5rndbrbwjitjmnszvjkgi4