PERASAN® ‘A’ (Antimicrobial Solution)
EPA Number: 63838-1
Used in the dairy, food and beverage processing industry for CIP pipeline
cleaning, sanitizing, bottle and filler sanitizing, and disinfection. It is also
used in the treatment of cooling water, process and wastewater. Also,
primary uses are for slime and biofouling control, sulfite and odor reduction,
and for cleaning UF and RO membranes. Peroxyacetic acid solutions are
also used for disinfection in human and veterinary applications including
hospitals. Use dilution for equipment sanitation is 1 to 2.4 oz per 6 gal. of
water. Use dilution for disinfection for various organisms is 1.5-20 oz. per 5
gal of water. A potable water rinse is not necessary if less than 2.4 oz/6 gal
is used (200 ppm active PAA).
PERASAN® ‘A’ has a high oxidation potential and is very reactive. It exhibits
excellent bactericidal and fungicidal activity against a wide range of
microorganisms in cold or warm water. Product is stable for a minimum of 1
year under normal conditions.
PERASAN® ‘A’ is an equilibrium mixture of peracetic acid, hydrogen
peroxide, acetic acid, proprietary ingredients, and water.
Peracetic acid (% wt.) 5.6-6.0
H2O2 (% wt.) 26.5-27.9
Acetic acid (% wt.) 7-8
Stabilizer (% wt) <0.6
Physical Properties Density 20°C (68°F), (g/ml) 1.12
Vapor Pressure 20°C (68°F), (mbar) 27
pH 10% solution, 20ºC (68 ºF) 1.8
pH 1% solution, 20ºC (68 ºF) 2.8
Flash Point °C (°F) DIN 51584 >98º (207)
Freezing Point °C (°F) -5(-23)
Clear, colorless liquid (pungent vinegar-like odor)
The PERASAN® ‘A’ container must be stored in an upright position.
The storage area should be well ventilated and shaded from sunlight as
well as protected from sources of radiant heat. Contamination of the product,
especially heavy metal ions and alkali, must be avoided.
At least one year without notable loss of active oxygen if stored properly.
5 gal (45 lb), and 53.5 gal (500 lb) plastic pails and drums.
(DOT) Hydrogen Peroxide and Peroxyacetic Acid Solution, stabilized, 5.1, (8), UN3149, PG.II