Using oxidizing biocides in industrial water treatment scenarios carries potential concerns with corrosion. All oxidizers, including chlorine dioxide, hydrogen peroxide, peracetic acid, sodium hypochlorite
Disinfectant comparison chart of typical compounds used in frac water processing.
Many E&P Operators have transitioned from using biocides, like glutaraldehyde, to oxidizers because oxidizers kill bacteria almost instantaneously. Many started using chlorine dioxide, but now Operators are trending away from using chlorine dioxide because it is a poisonous, explosive gas.