How to Make a Sanitizing Solution With Peracetic Acid

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How to Make a Sanitizing Solution With Peracetic Acid
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Paracetic acid sanitising solutions are effective in killing bacteria. Though the solution is simple, it is very effective. When it breaks down, the solution breaks into oxygen, water and vinegar, all of which are environmentally friendly materials. According to Schiff Consulting, paracetic acid solutions are gaining in popularity despite the high expense because it does not lose effectiveness when cold, it has a variety of applications and it is friendly to the environment.

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Things you need

  • Container
  • Water
  • Paracetic acid
  • Hydrogen peroxide
  • Spoon or stirring stick

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  1. 1

    Pour 361ml of water into the container. A glass container is the best option, though other materials like plastic are appropriate as well.

  2. 2

    Add 25.5ml of paracetic acid to the container. A sanitising solution requires 5.1 per cent paracetic acid.

  3. 3

    Add 113.5ml of hydrogen peroxide to the container. Hydrogen peroxide makes up 22.7 per cent of the sanitising solution.

  4. 4

    Mix the solution well. Stir the mixture with a spoon or stirring stick until the mixture is well-stirred. The sanitising solution is ready for use.

  5. 5

    Apply the solution to any surfaces that require sanitising.

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