Why we use Potassium Permanganate for purifying drinking water?

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    sriramapriyaposted 4 years ago

    Why we use Potassium Permanganate for purifying drinking water?

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    JThomp42posted 4 years ago

    Potassium permanganate, otherwise known as KMnO4, is a chemical oxidizing agent that is commonly used to purify and sanitize fish ponds and drinking water. Potassium permanganate can come in crystal or powder form, but it needs to be mixed with water before use in order to reduce its toxicity. When properly diluted, potassium permanganate is used to improve the quality of water by reducing organic matter and leveling off fish infections. It is also used in combination with water to clean off food and treat infections.

 
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