Taylor's Peracetic Acid Test Kit (K-1546)

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Drop test (iodometric method); range = 0-1000 ppm.

Full details about this product are available on page 34 of our Industrial Catalogue.
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Peracetic acid (PAA) is a strong oxidizer and an excellent antimicrobial. It's effective over a wide temperature range (32°-104°F/0°-40°C); it has low potential for forming toxic byproducts, and when added to water it decomposes innocuously.

Although employed by industry for many years - for instance, in food and beverage production as a sanitizer and in pulp and paper manufacturing as a delignification and bleaching agent - peracetic acid has not been used to control the growth of microoranisms in cooling towers until recently. Now, since the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency hasawarded registrations to biocides containing PAA that are intended to be kept at low levels, industrial water treaters have a need for a test in the range of 1-10 ppm.

As an alternative to an expensive and fragile test strip reader that requires periodic calibration, industrial customers may want to consider Taylor's simple drop-count titration for monitoring PAA levels. Our peracetic acid test K-1546 will determine the concentration from 0-1000 ppm. The endpoint of the test is signaled by a distinct change in the sample from deep blue to no colour at all, easy for anyone to see.

Portable and able to withstand the rigors of field use, this kit will perform 110 tests on average.

Note: All oxidizers, including chlorine, are positive interferences for this test. Analysts should also be aware that a pH over 8, total hardness over 1000 ppm, sulfate over 1000 ppm, total alkalinity over 150 ppm, nitrite at any level, nitrate over 200 ppm, silica dioxide over 50 ppm, copper over 10 ppm, ferrous iron (Fe2+) at any level, and ferric iron (Fe3+) over 5 ppm can interfere with test results.

Peracetic Acid Kit

K-1546 Test Kit: Drop test (iodometric method); range = 0-1000 ppm
(Note: Sample size and PAA concentration dependent upon a calculated factor using the percentages of PAA and hydrogen peroxide as reported on the treatment product label or MSDS)

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