Determine a Safe Workplace
Wastewater often contains microorganisms, transition metal ions, and other contaminants. Peracetic acid (PAA) is an oxidizing biocide that degrades relatively quickly and is gaining attention for its ability to reduce or eliminate disinfection byproducts (DBPs), sodium pollution, and total dissolved salts in treated water. Because PAA is an excellent anti-microbial and leaves no harmful residues, it is the chemical of choice. However, the high reactivity of PAA that underlies its benefits also means that excessive exposure to the vapor can be harmful and cause health issues to those that are exposed. Peracetic Acid can be safely used by ensuring the vapors in the air are at safe levels.