Oxygen scavenger

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A system or substance, such as a metal hydride or fine particle iron, that actively removes oxygen from the atmosphere by adsorption, absorption, or chemical reaction. Oxygen scavengers are used to produce anoxic environments that can minimize oxidation or kill insects. See Ageless®, and VELOXY®.

Synonyms and Related Terms

Ageless®; RP-K; RP-A; VELOXY®

Resources and Citations

  • A Glossary of Paper Conservation Terms, Margaret Ellis (ed.), Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York City, 1998
  • Website: www.cwaller.de/oxygen.htm