Visit Biosan At The Clean Show

Join Biosan at The Georgia World Congress Center July 30 – August 2 in Atlanta, Georgia for the Clean Show.

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The Clean Show is the premier event for the commercial laundering, dry cleaning, and textile service industry. Thousands of people from around the world come to see the newest and most technologically advanced products the industry has to offer.

The 2022 edition will feature live demonstrations, networking opportunities, and educational sessions where industry experts will share the latest technological advancements hitting the industry, trend predictions, strategies to grow and expand into new markets, and insights on how to stay ahead of the competition.

Biosan will be in Booth 2249 to discuss the latest in laundry oxygenated technology products in the form of peracetic acid. Our products are specially formulated for use in commercial, institutional and industrial laundry operations and enables the launderer to improve cost savings by reducing water and energy usage as it does not require a rinse cycle and can be used at reduced temperatures. Our peracetic acid products also reduces stain/rejects, lowers Total Dissolved Solids (TDS) thereby delivering softer textiles, lower alkali use, and lower pH washing. Our fiber-friendly formulas as gentler on fabrics than bleach and use less water than traditional laundry programs while also allowing you to save energy with proven effectiveness at temperatures as low as 68°F / 20°C.


How to Prevent Beerstone Buildup

Visiting a brewery is often a very enjoyable experience. You get to try new fresh, crisp beers that are being created only a short few step away. Yet only a few steps away, is a precipitate called beerstone, that may be hiding in tanks and kegs attempting to ruin that cold refreshing and enjoyable beverage.

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Beerstone is a grayish-brown scale composed of calcium oxalate (CaC2O4) and other organic substances forming on the inside surfaces of brewing equipment. This precipitate is largely formed by a reaction between alkaline cleaners (caustic), hard water minerals (calcium and magnesium) and protein (amino acids).

What can this seemingly harmless buildup do to that savory drink? At the most innocent level it can shorten the shelf life of the beer and create “off” tasing flavors. At its most evil, it can ruin an entire batch of beer with its overpowering “off” flavoring., forcing the brewery to dump all that promising goodness. This can be costly and consumes valuable brewery time and resources and forces beer drinkers to miss out.

The long-term consequence is the metal underneath the beerstone can become oxygen depleted and lose passivity, causing pitting. This can increase the odds of beerstone forming (returning??) and causing damage to valuable equipment.

Avoiding this heartbreak, is extremely important for that breweries and brewers are properly cleaning and sanitizing their brewing equipment. Improper will run the risk of beerstone building up, making it difficult to remove due to its resiliency. 

A multistep approach is most effective for removing beerstone. Beerstone is a combination of protein buildup and mineral deposits, so removal works best when the protein is broken up using a caustic solution, such as AgroClean., The remaining buildup will dissolve when a heavy duty acidic cleaner, such as StrongHold, or a powerful acid sanitizer like Oxystrike is applied. Once free of beerstone, metal surfaces typically require less aggressive chemicals to keep buildup from reoccurring.

AgroClean is a caustic, non-foaming alkaline CIP detergent. It is chlorine and phosphate free with scale inhibitors and rinse aids to promote rapid and clean sheeting. It is available in various formulations to cope with your water conditions.

Stronghold acid rinse products are also available in a wide range of formulations. They are made to neutralize alkalinity and react with minerals to prevent build up.

Oxystrike is an EPA Registered Acid Sanitizer with a punch of nitric acid to prevent build up. It combines the intensity of an acid rinse against proteins and phosphate scale with the proven sanitizing efficacy of a peracetic acid, in one labor saving step.

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Elbow before and after being treated with OXYSTRIKE

To learn more about how our products can help in your brewing solutions click here.


What Are The Advantages of Using Peracetic Acid (PAA)?

There are many antimicrobial options readily available, however, using Peracetic Acid has a variety of advantages.  Keep reading here for a list of those advantages below.

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  • Highly effective biocide
    • It is an effective broad-spectrum biocide which continues to keep up with increasingly high standards of environmental legislation and disinfection practices.
  • Chlorine & phosphate free
  • Versatile
    • Due to its low impact, yet powerful cleansing properties, peracetic acid can be used as an EPA Registered Sanitizer and Disinfectant or an FDA Accepted antimicrobial.
  • Long shelf life
    • Based on the concentration, PAA has a shelf life that can range from 6 months to 2 years.
  • Multiple Concentrations
    • Since PAA is an equilibrium product, it can be formulated to have varying concentration levels
  • Environmentally friendly
    • PAA kills on contact and immediately breaks down into oxygen and water leaving no residue, eliminating the need to rinse.

For more information on our Peracetic Acid products and advantages keep reading here.

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What Applications Can Use Peracetic Acid?

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Since peroxyacetic acid is an equilibrium product, it can be formulated to have varying concentrations of PAA and hydrogen peroxide. Consequently, this allows PAA to be extremely versatile and used in an array of industries and different applications.

Here are some industries where the applications can be used:

Farming: Sanitizer in agricultural & poultry premises. Sanitizer to treat animal diseases by controlling pathogenic micro-organisms

Food & Beverage: Antimicrobial, disinfectant and sanitizer within commercial food establishments and processing equipment, brewery manufacturing processes and wineries.

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Industrial Cleaning: Quickly becoming a viable alternative in sanitization to Sodium Hypochlorite as it does not react with proteins to produce toxic or carcinogenic compounds.

Pulp & Paper: Antimicrobial and bleaching agent in pulp industries

Dairy: Sanitizer in dairy & cheese processing plants and pasteurizers

Healthcare: Potent virucide for sanitizing of medical facilities.

Oil & Gas: Antimicrobial use with treatment fluids in oilfield and gas field well operations such as well drilling, fracturing, productivity enhancement and secondary recovery.

Laundry: Used as a bleaching agent, sanitizer, disinfectant and oxidizer in commercial and industrial laundry tunnel washers.

Waste Water

Waste Water:PAA plays an important role in the treatment of wastewater. It’s used to control bacteria and inhibit microbes during the treatment process.

For more information about our Paracetic Acid products read here.

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What is Peracetic Acid?

Peracetic Acid, also known as peroxyacetic acid or PAA, is an organic chemical compound (CH3CO3H) that is created by a chemical equilibrium reaction with acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide in water. It is a colorless liquid that has a strong vinegar like odor that can be experienced at very low levels. It is a strong oxidant and is highly reactive. However, it breaks down to acetic acid (vinegar) and water leaving no harmful residue, which makes it the chemical of choice when looking for an environmentally safe antimicrobial product.

What is Peracetic Acid

Since peroxyacetic acid (PAA) is an equilibrium product, it can be formulated to have varying concentrations of PAA and hydrogen peroxide. Consequently, this allows PAA to be extremely versatile and used in an array of industries and different applications. For example, some FDA formulated products have higher levels (15-22%) of peracetic acid and lower levels of hydrogen peroxide (10- 22.0 %); which reduce the possibility of discoloring the skin of either meat or poultry carcasses that are being treated. On the other hand, other formulations, may have a higher percentage of hydrogen peroxide that arrest various microorganisms like yeast and molds.

PAA functions as a sanitizer and disinfectant (when properly registered with the EPA) by oxidizing the outer cell membrane of microbes. The more concentrated the Peracetic acid solution, the more effective it is as an antimicrobial, but the greater the vapor concentration is potentially a greater the exposure risk to everyone around. This highly biocidal oxidizer shows good efficacy against a broad spectrum of pathogens. In fact, 100-200 ppm of PAA is far more biocidal than 10,000 ppm of Hydrogen peroxide. Peracetic acid behaves like other true oxidant biocides like Ozone, Chlorine dioxide, and Hypochlorous acid in disrupting protein synthesis and other intracellular functions in bacteria and fungi including cell membrane and wall metabolic functions, and is an environmentally safe and friendly antimicrobial, sanitizer and disinfectant.

To learn more about how Biosan produces a full line of EPA-registered and FDA-accepted Paracetic acid products for a variety of industries including industrial water treatment, meat and poultry processing, agriculture, oil & gas, waste water treatment and others click here.



Whether you are at home or at work, it is important to keep areas free of germs to try to prevent the spread of diseases. When it comes to this, the words clean, sanitize, and disinfect are often used interchangeably. But there is a significant difference between the terms, and technical differences as well. Additionally, knowing the difference between them can help you to know exactly what products to buy, and how to use them to keep your home or workplace clean, safe, and healthy.

While at the core of it, cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting are aimed to achieve the same objective, creating a hygienic environment.     According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC) these actions can be defined as:

  • Cleaning removes, dirt, and impurities from surfaces or objects.
  • Sanitizing lowers the number of pathogenic bacteria on surfaces by a minimum of 3 logs or by 99.9%.
  • Sanitizers that comes in contact with food must reduce the bacterial counts by 5 logs: 99.999%
  • Disinfecting is achieved when a product can reduce the bacterial counts by a minimum of 6 logs thus completely eliminating a specific pathogen(s). Bear in mind, disinfection does not mean sterility.

It is important to note however that before you sanitize or disinfect you need to clean the surface first. Germs can hide underneath dirt and other material on surfaces where they are not affected by a sanitizer or disinfectant. Dirt and organic material can also reduce the germ-killing ability of some sanitizers and disinfectants. Typically, cleaning is the first step toward the goal of creating a hygienic environment.

Cleaning refers to simply removing dirt and other impurities from a surface.  To effectively sanitize, and/or disinfect; a surface needs to be clean.  Once the surface is clean, the sanitizer or disinfectant (using disinfecting wipes for example) can better do its job of reducing or eliminating harmful bacteria.

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Sanitizing is a treatment that lessens and even kills germs on surfaces to make them safe for contact. The two most common sanitizer types are:

  1. Non-food contact sanitizer for treatment of non-food contact surfaces like floors, walls, railings. Sanitizing is best for when the need is for a less robust antibacterial treatment.
  2. Food Contact Sanitizer when you want to sanitize items that come into contact with food: countertops, dishes, glassware, countertops or utensils.   A food contact sanitizer is often the last step in a cleaning process for food contact items.

Disinfection requires a stronger treatment than a sanitizer.  A disinfectant must completely eliminate specific pathogen(s).   Both disinfecting and sanitizing are a step up from regular cleaning because cleaning only removes visible dirt. When you sanitize or disinfect, you are removing potentially harmful pathogens that might not be visible to the naked eye.  In order to have a product be classified and be able to be marketed as a sanitizer or disinfectant for hard surfaces, they must be EPA Registered and must have data supporting the claims.

Now knowing the difference among the various disinfectant types, you can raise the question when should you sanitize, and when should you disinfect?  The answer to this question will depend on your objective:  Do you have a specific pathogen(s) you want to target?  In these uncertain times; the Covid-19 virus is one of the most targeted of all pathogens.  You can check to determine if your disinfectant is capable of disinfecting Covid-19 by checking the EPA List N.  Disinfectants on this list satisfies the EPA requirements for disinfecting this viral pathogen. Beside Covid-19,  EPA has 14 other lists that might be useful in selecting the right product for your objective.  Overall, disinfecting can lower the risk of infections from other pathogens like influenza, HIV, Staph or Salmonella.  

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Creating a clean, safe, and healthy environment requires discipline and the right set of cleaning products.  Clean is good but often you need to go beyond clean to create a hygienic environment by disinfecting or sanitizing your surroundings with the right cleaning products.