Introducing 5 New Peracetic Acid Products

(West Chester, Ohio) With more than 100 years of combined service to the customer, institutional and industrial chemical markets, Pilot Chemical Company and its subsidiary Mason Chemical Company are pleased to announce the expansion of its peracetic acid products to meet the growing demand for effective antimicrobial products for a… Read More

Published July 13, 2020

The Threat of Antibiotic Resistant Bacteria

“Antibiotic resistance is one of the biggest threats to global health, food security, and development today,” (1) is the lead statement from a fact sheet the World Health Organization (WHO) published on its web site in February 2018.   WHO went further and added: Antibiotic resistance can affect anyone, of any… Read More

Published July 3, 2019

Are the Number of Food Contamination Outbreaks Increasing?

Over the past several months we have seen a whirlwind of food contamination outbreaks, from romaine lettuce contaminated with E. coli to Honey Smacks contaminated with Salmonella. This article will go into more detail regarding those, and other food contamination outbreaks. The CDC estimates that each… Read More

Published August 2, 2018

Zika Virus

Zika virus was first discovered in 1947 and is named after the Zika Forest in Uganda. In 1952, the first human cases of Zika were detected. Since then, outbreaks of Zika have been recorded in Africa, the Americas, Asia and the Pacific. As of May 10, 2016, there were 472… Read More

Published June 6, 2018

Ammonia vs. Ammonium

I get asked this question a lot— “How much ammonia is in our quat?” Also, from water treatment companies or waste water facilities I hear, “When quat breaks down, how much ammonia is released?” The answer to both is “none”. Alkyl quaternium compounds (quats) do not contain or release ammonia. Read More

Published June 6, 2018

Potential Impact of Quats in Waste Treatment Systems

This article is in response to the many questions I get regarding information on the biodegradation of quaternary ammonium (quat) biocides (ADBAC and DDAC) and the relationship to potential impact on the functioning of wastewater treatment systems. There are three primary considerations when examining the impact of the quats on… Read More

Published June 6, 2018