Peracetic acid is a strong oxidizing agent with excellent
disinfectant and bleaching properties. Its action is based on
synglet oxygen, that is released during chemical breakdown.
Products of the breakdown are acetic acid, water, and oxygen.
Peracetic acid is effective even at very low concentrations. It
does not foam, it does not function selectively, and resistance
in many cases are not observed. It can be mixed with water
in all proportions and rinses free of residue.
Its use is based on the working of active oxygen, that is
released upon the reaction of decomposition of peracetic
acid, which oxidizes organic and inorganic compounds.
The market products are stabilized aqueous solutions of
the concentrations up to 15 % peracetic acid.
Because of these properties, it is established in numerous
areas as an agent for bleaching and various oxidations. It
successfully replaces ecologically less acceptable products.
All grades are very pure and have excellent stability under
normal storage condition in full year loose less than 1 % of