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PERACETIC ACID 5%- HYGIENE
Peracetic Acid 5% is a stabilised, equilibrium mixture of peracetic acid 5%, water, acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide. Peracetic acid 5% is one of the most powerful biocides available and is active against a wide spectrum of micro-organisms including aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, bacterial spores, moulds, yeasts, other fungi, their spores and algae.
Rates of Use
Small items can be left to soak overnight in a steeping tank using Peracetic Acid 5% diluted, 3-10 ml PAA per litre of water.
Beer mains and hoses may be filled after cleaning with a diluted solution of PAA, 3-5 ml PAA per litre of water and left for several hours before draining off.
Large vessels and plant are best treated by spray-ball using a dilute solution of PAA, 10-20 ml in a litre of water. Alternatively a fog gun may be used but particular attention must be paid to safety precautions if a fog spray is used, to avoid eye or skin contact or inhalation.
The product can be used in any application where the degree of soiling is light and a disinfecting action is required after cleaning.
Where the soil is heavy and contains e.g. proteins, dextrins, cellulose, mucilage, pectin or tannin and a disinfecting agent is not required, hot caustic solutions are more appropriate for regular routine cleaning.
Solutions of Peracetic Acid 5% should be made up freshly.
Use at a rates given above. It should be remembered that in the case of spray use the sterilising effect is virtually immediate and no residual protection is afforded against later contamination. Vessels should therefore be sterilised immediately prior to use or be kept tightly sealed after sterilisation.
Peracetic acid 5% is a terminal disinfectant and provided that items are well drained after treatment, solutions need not be rinsed off. The product decomposes to acetic acid and oxygen, neither of which in such small quantities will have any adverse effects.
This product is a hazardous material, therefore an additional delivery surcharge will be added to the order.