The age of peracetic acid: A solution to increasingly challenging regulations

February 2, 2016 Kati Bell

By Kati Bell and Varsha Wylie

Water experts discuss chlorination and the introduction of peroxyacetic acid.

Global Practice Leader Kati Bell and Project Technical Lead Varsha Wylie recently co-authored an article revolving around the tightening of regulations on disinfection byproduct (DBP) created through chlorination. Though this has been the longtime practice within the industry, new environmental considerations have led to the necessity of alternative methods.

As such, attentions have been turned to peroxyacetic acid or peracetic acid (PAA) as a new disinfection technology “to provide bacterial inactivation performance at costs competitive with other mature disinfection technologies.” Though this chemical oxidant has been applied to the food, beverage, medical, and pharmaceutical industries as a disinfectant for many years, it will be a new application for wastewater treatment.

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Content was originally published by MWH Global, which is now part of Stantec.

About the Author

Kati Bell

Dr. Kati Bell is Stantec’s Water Reuse Global Practice Leader and has over 20 years of experience furthering the science and application of reclaiming wastewater. Her past projects help treat over two billion gallons per day.

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