Location: Harry K. Dupree Stuttgart National Aquaculture Research CntrTitle: A retrospective of our international research collaboration on the use of peracetic acid in aquaculture
|Straus, David - Dave|
|MEINELT, THOMAS - Leibniz Institute Of Freshwater Ecology And Inland Fisheries|
|LIU, DIBO - Leibniz Institute Of Freshwater Ecology And Inland Fisheries|
|PEDERSEN, LARS-FLEMING - Technical University Of Denmark|
|GOOD, CHRIS - Freshwater Institute|
|DAVIDSON, JOHN - Freshwater Institute|
Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/20/2019
Publication Date: 10/7/2019
Citation: Straus, D.L., Meinelt, T., Liu, D., Pedersen, L., Good, C., Davidson, J. 2019. A retrospective of our international research collaboration on the use of peracetic acid in aquaculture [abstract]. Aquaculture Europe 2019, Berlin, Germany, October 7 - 10, 2019. p. 1466.
Technical Abstract: Introduction Peracetic acid (PAA) is a compound that is produced from acetic acid, hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) and water; it also contains a stabilizing agent. The resulting product is an equilibrium solution of these components that has long shelf stability. In addition, PAA breaks down quickly in the environment to water and vinegar. It is a potent disinfectant and has replaced chlorine-based disinfectants or sanitizers in many industries. PAA has greater reactivity and lipid-penetrating properties than H2O2 alone and is not deactivated by catalase and peroxidase (naturally occurring on organism membranes) which happens with H2O2. Thus, PAA eliminates some unwanted organisms easier and faster. Most importantly, it is eco-friendly and does not leave dangerous residues, such as trihalomethanes and haloacetic acids when it decomposes or reacts with naturally occurring organic matter as many compounds do (e.g., chlorine compounds). Uses include: sanitation in food/beverage plants, agricultural facilities, wineries/breweries, greenhouse equipment, animal housing, used to prevent bio-film formation in paper/pulp industries, wastewater treatment, commercial laundries and poultry processing. Discussion When we started our collaboration in 2007, we saw that PAA had much potential in aquaculture. There was very little information on the use of PAA in aquaculture, both in the U.S. and Europe, so we devised a plan to develop research and promote PAA. We understand that there are other publications on the use of PAA in aquaculture, but there has not been a concerted effort like ours. Our collaboration is important because of the expertise of each scientist and the limitations on live fish experiments in the European Union (EU).