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Research Project: The Role of Mucosal Surfaces and Microflora in Immunity and Disease Prevention

Location: Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research Cntr

Title: Biosecurity in aquaculture: disinfection with peracetic acid

Author
item Straus, David - Dave
item Liu, Dibo - Leibniz Institute Of Freshwater Ecology And Inland Fisheries
item Meinelt, Thomas - Leibniz Institute Of Freshwater Ecology And Inland Fisheries

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/12/2018
Publication Date: 9/23/2018
Citation: Straus, D.L., Liu, D., Meinelt, T. 2018. Biosecurity in aquaculture: disinfection with peracetic acid [abstract]. Latin American & Caribbean Aquaculture 2018, Bogota, Colombia, October 23-26, 2018. p. 500.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Peracetic acid (PAA) is a stabilized mixture of acetic acid and hydrogen peroxide which breaks down to water and dilute acetic acid (i.e., vinegar) very quickly. It is therefore being introduced as a green disinfectant for biosecurity in the US aquaculture industry to prevent disease outbreaks from fish pathogens. It is increasingly being used to replace chlorine in many industries and has been shown to be very potent. PAA is approved for use in Denmark, Germany and Norway as a water disinfectant in aquaculture. Our international collaborations have studied its applications in aquaculture including its effectiveness to pathogens such as Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, Saprolegnia spp., and various bacteria, as well as its degradation in water, toxicity to fish, and effect on fish stress. With the importance of Recirculating Aquaculture System (RAS) culture in current aquaculture, PAA could be the perfect compound to economically introduce as in a biosecurity program.