Peracetic acid is an equilibrium mixture of peracetic acid, hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid and water that is available in various grades.
Evonik is an innovative supplier of high quality peracetic acid, offering more than a century of worldwide experience in active oxygen chemicals. Various peracetic acid grades and several tailor made recipes are available under the tradename PERACLEAN®.
Major uses of these products are disinfection, bleaching and chemical synthesis. Concentrations up to 15 percent are used as sanitizers, disinfectants and sterilants in the food and beverage industry, for water treatment, in laundries and for medical applications. Grades with higher concentrations up to 40 percent are exclusively used for oxidation reactions.
Peracetic acid is a powerful disinfectant used: