Peracetic Acid (PAA)

A BPR Approved biocidal and industrial disinfectant under Article 95; used in circulation cleaning and industrial sanitisation across a diverse range of applications. Predominantly used within dairy, recycling & waste management, food & drink manufacture, slaughterhouses and the brewery trade.

Airedale Chemical Peracetic Acid (PAA) also known as Peroxyacetic Acid is a versatile, organic compound made-up by the formula CH3CO3H. Peracetic Acid (PAA) can be used across a wide spectrum of temperatures whilst being highly corrosive, It however carries no traces of chlorine.

Airedale Chemical Peracetic Acid is a colourless solution with an odour similar to that of its stronger cousin Acetic Acid (also available from Airedale Chemical) with a boiling point of 25°C. As a Peracetic Acid Supplier we can facilitate orders from 25 litres through to bulk transfer and as a peracetic acid distributor we can deliver your order with our own distribution network if you are based in the UK, Ireland and throughout Europe.

Please note Airedale Chemical Peracetic Acid material is for use with the following product types:

PT 2 (Disinfectants and algaecides not intended for direct application to humans or animals), PT 3 (Veterinary hygiene), PT 4 (Food and feed area), PT 6 (Preservatives for products during storage), PT 11 (Preservatives for liquid-cooling and processing systems), PT 12 (Slimicides)

Other names Peroxyacetic Acid, Acetic Peroxide, Acetyl Hydroperoxide and PAA

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Agrochemical Agrochemical

Peracetic Acid is used in agricultural and poultry premises within the agrochemical industry as a sanitizer

It is also used commonly as a disinfectant to treat animal diseases in agriculture by controlling pathogenic micro-organisms.

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Dairy & Farming Dairy & Farming

Peracetic Acid is used within dairy & cheese processing plants (Including within Milk Manufacture)

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Detergent & Cleaning Detergent & Cleaning

Peracetic Acid It is fast becoming a viable alternative in sanitization to Sodium Hypochlorite as it does not react with proteins to produce toxic or carcinogenic compounds.

Used in cleaning disinfectants within Detergent market

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Food & Beverage Food & Beverage

Used as a cleanser & disinfectant within commercial food establishments

Holds various applications as a disinfectant around food & beverage processing equipment

Used in brewery manufacturing processes and beverage plants

Used in wineries as a biocidal disinfectant

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Healthcare Healthcare

Combined with other anti-corrosive chemicals Peracetic Acid provides sterilization of heat sensitive immersible medical instruments

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Pulp & Paper Pulp & Paper

Slime formation in paper machines causes high costs. This requires the implementation of anti-slime agents. Typical anti-slime agents are bromium-, organic sulfur- and quaternary ammonium compounds, as well as aldehydes. The application of Peracetic Acid represents an environmentally friendly alternative to the currently implemented organic biocides.

After the disinfection, it decomposes into harmless residues like water, oxygen and acetic acid.

In highly organic loaded water circuits of paper mills bacteria can produce unwanted smell which negatively impacts the final paper quality or the environment. In such cases Peracetic Acid as a biocide and strong oxidizer can be used for smell control.

High brightness in TCF and ECF pulps can be achieved by using Peracetic Acid in a post-bleaching stage.

Advantages of post-bleaching with Peracetic Acid are:

• To reach brightness targets
• To get a good brightness stability and avoid yellowing
• To get a cleaner pulp
• To reduce the consumption of other biocides
• To have a stand-by solution with limited investment costs

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Textile Textile

Cotton fabric bleached with Peracetic Acid and either cellulase or pectinase enzyme shows excellent wettability and acceptable whiteness index.

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