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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: Extension update - a new aquaculture disinfectant - Peracetic Acid

Author
item Straus, David - Dave
item Meinelt, Thomas - Leibniz Institute Of Freshwater Ecology And Inland Fisheries
item Liu, Dibo - Leibniz Institute Of Freshwater Ecology And Inland Fisheries
item Pedersen, Lars-fleming - Technical University Of Denmark
item Good, Chris - Freshwater Institute
item Davidson, John - Freshwater Institute

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 12/12/2018
Publication Date: 3/8/2019
Citation: Straus, D.L., Meinelt, T., Liu, D., Pedersen, L., Good, C., Davidson, J. 2019. Extension update - a new aquaculture disinfectant - Peracetic Acid [abstract]. Aquaculture 2019, March 7-11, 2019, New Orleans, Louisana. p. 1055.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: Peracetic acid (PAA) is approved in several European countries for use as a water disinfectant. Our labs international collaborations have studied its effectiveness to many pathogens including Ichthyophthirius multifiliis, Saprolegnia spp., and various bacteria. PAA is a stabilized mixture of acetic acid, hydrogen peroxide and water that breaks down quickly to water and vinegar. It has replaced chlorine in many industries and its disinfection capacity is used widely. PAA is approved as a disinfectant for the US aquaculture industry for two products: • The EPA registration (June 26, 2017) for PeroxyChem’ s VigorOx® SP-15 Antimicrobial Agent is for: 1) Sanitizing surfaces of harvesting equipment used in the aquaculture industry, and 2) Cleaning and disinfecting fish culture tanks and raceways when water is drained and fish are not present. • AquaTactics’ Aqua Des™ is approved (November 3, 2017) for: 1) In-water use in fish ponds/raceways (remove fish from pond prior to use and test for residual PAA levels prior to restocking), 2) Use on aquaculture equipment (pumps, boots, foot bath mats, net dips, waders, dive equipment, etc.), and 3) Use on fish pond equipment (water free raceways, gratings, pipes, etc).