USP Technologies Completes First North American Bulk Delivery of Peracetic Acid for Wastewater Disinfection


USP Technologies completed North America’s first bulk delivery of peracetic acid (PAA) on July 29th, 2015 to Metro Vancouver’s Northwest Langley Wastewater Treatment Plant located in Vancouver, BC. Prior to delivery, USP Technologies worked closely with Metro Vancouver and the product manufacturer, Solvay Chemicals, Inc., to complete a comprehensive safety review to verify the entire delivery process met all necessary transportation, Responsible Care®   and customs regulations as well as strict internal USP Technologies and Solvay Chemicals, Inc. safety standards. The safety review also established PAA-specific protocols for offloading, driver specific training and ensured that USP Technologies and Solvay Chemicals, Inc. use dedicated transfer and shipping equipment at all times.

Peracetic acid is an environmentally-friendly organic peroxide compound used as a broad-spectrum biocide for wastewater disinfection. Previously, PAA was only available in 300 gallon totes or 55 gallon drums. PAA would be delivered via a short-bed or panel truck and then fed into the waste water system or transferred to an on-site bulk storage tank. In contrast, bulk deliveries of peracetic acid are more efficient, cost-effective and safer for employees as there is less handling of the product. USP Technologies has provided peracetic acid for disinfection, storage and dosing equipment and technical applications expertise at Metro Vancouver since 2013. USP Technologies will now supply the Metro Vancouver program with bulk PAA deliveries going forward, and can offer the same capability to developing PAA programs throughout North America.

USP Technologies (formally US Peroxide) is a leading provider of cost effective, peroxygen-based technologies and full-service chemical treatment programs for municipal and industrial water and wastewater treatment applications that provide low-risk, value-added solutions to our customer partners. Utilizing a collaborative problem solving approach, our objective is to deliver sustainable and efficient program results that meet the highest standards of environmental stewardship. USP Technologies is one of Trojan Technologies’ six businesses: USP TechnologiesAquafineTrojan MarinexTrojanUVSalsnes Filter, and VIQUA. The products and services provided by these businesses play vital roles in making various stages of the water treatment process more effective, efficient and sustainable. Visit us at WEFTEC, Booth #3621, September 28th  – 30th.

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