peracetic acid

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peracetic acid

 [per″ah-se´tik]
peroxyacetic acid, CH3COOOH, a strong oxidizing agent sometimes used for sterilization.

peracetic acid

[per′ah-se′tik]
peroxyacetic acid, CH3COOOH, a strong oxidizing agent sometimes used for sterilization.

peracetic acid

a potent disinfectant used as a 3% concentration; suitable for the destruction of anthrax spores.
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After using peroxyacetic acid or gaseous chlorine dioxide, the phenol content of the samples also decreased, although this decrease was not statistically significant.
However, sterile water and peroxyacetic acid were not effective in controlling L.
As a technology, peroxyacetic acid has been known for its effective disinfecting and sanitizing applications for some time.
But the treatments of sterile water and peroxyacetic acid were not effective in controlling L.
Agrilink Foods, a processor of frozen vegetables, has switched to Ecolab's Tsunami, or peroxyacetic acid, for treatment of process water in many of its plants in the past two years largely because of concerns about the effectiveness of chlorine, says Roger Brown, director of analytical technologies for Agrilink in Benton Harbor, Mich.
Treatment with the peroxyacetic acid sanitizer caused reductions of Bacillus spores on the order of 1 log CFU per apple.
Relatively new decontamination treatments include the use of acidified sodium chlorite, peroxyacetic acid, cetylpyridinium chloride and activated lactoferrin.
The most effective sanitizer, peroxyacetic acid, achieved a 5-log reduction when used at 2.