Peracetic Acid - An Effective Disinfection Method Helps Prevent The Spread Of Waterborne Disease
An important new Fact Sheet from the EPA
In October 2012, the EPA, working with John Maziuk of Solvay Chemicals, Inc., published its updated Fact Sheet on peracetic acid, identifying PAA as an effective wastewater disinfection treatment. Offering a complete overview of PAA, its applications, byproducts and shipping data, as well as documented case studies and results, the EPA Fact Sheet defines the mechanisms of disinfection using PAA.
Proxitane WW-12 Peracetic Acid (PAA) microbiocide from Solvay Chemicals, Inc. is used for biological control in municipal wastewaters. An alternative to halogenated disinfectants such as chlorine-based chemicals, this EPA-registered wastewater disinfectant can have an immediate positive synergistic effect on an existing UV disinfection system by simply adding it into the wastewater.
PAA is a more rapidly acting disinfectant than chlorine based disinfectants, does not generate harmful DBPs, and can be economically retrofitted and/or work in series with an existing disinfection system. PAA dissipates rapidly and does not generate harmful disinfectant byproducts even if overdosed.
Results of a recent case study show initial fecal coliform counts reduced 10 fold within the first 8-10 minutes estimated residence time after contact with the product. Additionally, all PAA was consumed prior to discharge, demonstrating lack of persistence of PAA.
About Solvay Chemicals
Solvay Chemicals is collaborating with the EPA under a Cooperative Research and Development Agreement (CRADA) to gain practical information regarding peracetic acid’s usefulness as a green alternative to chlorine-based water disinfectants to reduce disinfection by products. For more information, visit www.solvaychemicals.us or call John Maziuk in Houston at 800.765.8292 for more in-depth information on peracetic acid and its benefits in wastewater treatment.
SOLVAY is an international chemical Group committed to sustainable development with a clear focus on innovation and operational excellence. It is realizing over 90% of its sales in markets where it is among the top 3 global leaders. Solvay offers a broad range of products that contribute to improving the quality of life and the performance of its customers in markets such as consumer goods, construction, automotive, energy, water and environment, and electronics. The Group is headquartered in Brussels. Its companies employ about 31,000 people in 55 countries and generated EUR 12.7 billion in net sales in 2011 (pro forma).
SOURCE: SOLVAir Solutions - Solvay Chemicals, Inc.