Recent Case Studies Document the Effectiveness of Peracetic Acid (PAA) in the Treatment of Wastewater, Stormwater, and Seawater

June 28, 2014

In 2013, a series of plant tests and lab studies were performed by Solvay Chemicals’ Proxitane® WW-12 Peracetic Acid group.

Testing at a wastewater treatment facility in Steubenville, Ohio demonstrated PAA’s effectiveness in helping the facility meet NPDES permit requirements, and showed PAA to be cost-effective based on comparisons with chlorine bleach/dechlorination.

Lab studies compared PAA’s concentration to that of trade sodium hypochlorite at various temperatures, concluding that PAA’s concentration was more stable than sodium hypochlorite.

Studies implemented near coastal waters documented how increased salinity enhances PAA solution’s degradation in seawater.

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