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Peracetic acid can be applied for the deactivation of a large variety of pathogenic microorganisms. It also deactivates viruses and spores. Peracetic acid activity is hardly influenced by organic compounds that are present in the water.

Peracetic acid is used mainly in the food industry, where it is applied as a cleanser and as a disinfectant. It is applied for bacteria and fungi removal from fruits and vegetables. It was also used for the disinfection of recycled rinsing water for foodstuffs.

Peracetic acid is applied for the disinfection of medical supplies and to prevent bio film formation in pulp industries. It can be applied during water purification as a disinfectant and for plumming disinfection.

Peracetic acid is suitable for cooling tower water disinfection; it affectively prevents bio film formation and controls Legionella bacteria.

Active constituent common name and synonyms : Peroxyacetic acid; peracetic acid; acetic peroxide; acetyl hydroperoxide


  • Clear, colourless liquid with acrid odour
  • Freely soluble in water and alcohol
  • Strong oxidising agent
  • Available Percentages: 5%, 8%, 10%, 12%, 15%, 18%, 24%, 32%

HS Code : 29319090