What is hydrogen peroxide?
Hydrogen peroxide, also called oxygenated water, is a colorless liquid substance that has powerful oxidizing properties. Oxidizing molecules usually have a brutal, fast, and often non-specific action. Its uses are numerous: it is an antiseptic for local treatment, a component of hair products, a water treatment agent, etc. Hydrogen peroxide can be used as a disinfectant or bleaching agent in the pharmaceutical, food ... It is a bactericidal substance, fungicide, sporicidal and Virucidal.
The APABIO of IBL is composed of hydrogen peroxide, which makes it powerful enough to disinfect surfaces by air.
What is peracetic acid?
It can be obtained by mixing acetic acid with hydrogen peroxide according to the following formula:
* Acetic acid + hydrogen peroxide <==> peracetic acid + water
* CH3-(COOH) + H2O2 <===> CH3-(COOOH) + H2O
Peracetic acid (or APA) is a colorless liquid, composed of hydrogen peroxide and acetic acid. It is used in the food, textile and medical industries as a disinfectant.
Peracetic acid has a strong oxidizing power and acts by:
* Denaturation of proteins and enzymes at the level of thiols groups,
* Modification of the permeability of the cytoplasmic membrane and
* Rupture of Sulfhydryl (-SH) and sulfide (S-s) bridges of proteins, enzymes and other cellular metabolites.
The APA acts on microorganisms as a bactericidal, fungicide, Sporicidal and Virucidal. Peracetic acid has a broad antimicrobial spectrum covering all microwell groups with short action time, even at low concentrations.
APABIO Disinfectant Product
Hydrogen peroxide has a synergistic effect on peracetic acid. The APABIO disinfectant combines the two substances: its effectiveness is thus increased.
In addition, the concentrations of hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid in the APABIO product are low, respectively, 5% and 0.1%.
These low concentrations make the disinfectant APABIO non-harmful and non-toxic to humans and its environment.
The APABIO, coupled with the AIRBIO, is the ideal torque in disinfection by air. "Complies with NFT-72-281 standards"
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