Highly concentrated, high purity hydrogen peroxide is used as a green rocket fuel and has been used as an oxidizing agent for turbo pumps in the propellant pumps of the Soyuz launch rocket.
In agriculture, the biocide peracetic acid is used for slime control, disinfection and cleaning of drip irrigation and water systems, agricultural equipment, greenhouses and veterinary facilities.
Cosmetics and Personal Care
Fruit and Vegetable Processing
In the mining industry, hydrogen peroxide is used as an oxidizer that removes the remaining cyanides from waste streams. In gold mining, it promotes deeper leaching. To achieve economic uranium recovery, oxidation with hydrogen peroxide to the much more soluble hexavalent state is of great importance.
Pharmaceuticals and Health Care
Hydrogen peroxide and peracetic acid are used for dental and wound disinfection, hand and surface disinfection, decontamination of medical instruments or as a chemisterilizing agent and for the treatment of contact lenses. PERACLEAN® 15 is recommended for prophylactic disinfection against the coronavirus.
Red meat processing
The environmentally friendly peracetic acid reduces pathogenic bacteria during red meat processing. It can be applied directly to carcasses, organs and cuts.
Peracetic acid reduces pathogens such as Salmonella, Campylobacter and E.coli in poultry parts, carcasses and organs, raw and ready-to-eat products and is effective against bacterial contamination in poultry processing waters.