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Peracetic Acid for Wastewater Treatment

USP offers turn-key peracetic acid programs, equipment and services for industrial and municipal applications.

We provide the highest level of safety, performance and operation reliability in the industry.

Peracetic Acid (PAA) is an organic peroxide compound with the formula CH₃CO₃H. It’s environmentally-friendly as it hydrolyzes to acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide in water.

It’s a broad-spectrum biocide with a fast reaction time (minutes rather than hours), and leaves no harmful by-products. PAA is also a strong oxidant and disinfectant with oxidation potential higher than that of chlorine or chlorine dioxide.

PAA is available in the form of equilibrium mixture which also contains hydrogen peroxide, acetic acid (vinegar) and water as shown by the following equation:

CH3CO2H + H2O2 = CH3CO3H + H2O

Acetic Acid + Hydrogen Peroxide = Peracetic Acid + Water

USP can provide PAA in a variety of quantities from totes to bulk tanker deliveries

See our peracetic acid Municipal and Industrial pages for more specific information or fill out the form below.


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Glen Allen, VA 23060

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