Peracetic acid is an organic compound in a colorless liquid form which has been approved by the United States Environmental Protection Agency for use as a disinfectant. US EPA has identified peracetic acid as a “green disinfectant” as it has been proven to eliminate infectious agents efficiently and reliably without producing toxic, mutagenic, or carcinogenic disinfection by-products (DBPs) or residues that have adverse environmental effects. Please click here for more information about Biosan EPA-Registered Peracetic Acid Products.
Peracetic acid is used as a powerful antimicrobial agent for disinfection and sterilization in a wide range of cleaning applications due to its ability to penetrate bacterial biofilm. It is highly effective against bacteria because of its high oxidizing potential and efficacy against a broad range of microorganisms, viruses, and spores. Please click here for more information about Biosan FDA-Accepted Peracetic Acid Products.
Although peracetic acid is tough on microbes, it is gentle on the environment. Peracetic acid quickly breaks down into acetic acid (aka vinegar), oxygen, and water — all harmless residues — making it safe and ideal for non-rinse applications, waste water irrigation, sterilizing medical devices, and processing all types of foods including organics. Considered to be one of the most eco-friendly industrial sanitizers, the demand for peracetic acid is increasing as standards for disinfection and environmental regulations become more demanding.
CH₃CO₂H + H₂O₂ <-> CH₃CO₃H + H₂O
acetic acid + hydrogen peroxide <-> peracetic acid + water
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