Industrial Applications

The following are examples of microbiological control applications for industrial wastewater treatment:

Sulfate Reducing Bacteria Control

Peracetic acid (PAA) provides broad spectrum control for sulfate-reducing bacteria (SRB) and aerobic bacteria found in wastewater. PAA does not interfere with other frac fluid chemistries and is  an environmentally safe alternative to chlorine and glutaraldehyde.

Frac Water Ponds

In frac pond wastewater, PAA has been shown to significantly reduce or eliminate SRB’s and their by-product, hydrogen sulfide, eliminating sulfide odor, increasing worker safety and protecting oilfield assets.

Wastewater Treatment for Disinfection

PAA is an alternative for chlorine, sodium hypochlorite, and is as a low-capital alternative to UV, chlorine dioxide and ozone. PAA wastewater treatment decomposes into biodegradable components and does not create chlorinated compounds or harmful disinfection by-products.

Biofouling Control in Paper Machine White Water Circuits

PAA’s wastewater treatment technology prevents microbial contamination in the recirculation water and removes slime.

Industrial PAA Turn-Key Programs & Services

Storage & Dosing Module: USP can provide bulk storage tanks and skid-mounted dosing modules that are custom pre-wired, pre-piped, passivated and shop tested. Power and communications panels are included.

Peracetic Acid (PAA): Available in drums, totes and bulk, depending on product grade and customer’s location, in concentrations including 5%, 12%, 15% and 22%.

Chemical Management: USP’s ChemWatch™ advanced controller provides real time remote monitoring including dose rate verification, variance alarming, tank levels, leak detection and internet accessibility.

Safety: Safety shower, eyewash stations and training for PAA and equipment orientation.

Technical and Applications Services:

  • Maintenance of storage and dosing systems
  • Preventative maintenance service visits
  • Laboratory and field testing to optimize PAA dose rates and performance

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