Laboratory experiments and full-scale trials in Brazil and Italy are reported that show that peracetic acid is a good disinfectant (better than sodium hypochlorite) of sewage in tropical and warm temperate climates. Its demonstrated effectiveness against V. cholerae suggests it should be a significant element in cholera control efforts.
Effluent disinfection in warm climates with peracetic acid
M. G. C. Baldry, A. Cavadore, M. S. French, G. Massa, L. M. Rodrigues, P. F. T. Schirch, T. L. Threadgold; Effluent disinfection in warm climates with peracetic acid. Water Sci Technol 1 March 1995; 31 (5-6): 161–164. doi: https://doi.org/10.2166/wst.1995.0589
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