Peracetic Acid

Fast-Acting Frac-on-the-Fly Biocide

Field proven microbial performance in a cost-effective frac-on-the-fly biocide. Peracetic acid is an environmentally preferred alternative to chlorine dioxide generation and is highly compatible with friction reducer polymers.

Field Proven Control

Peracetic acid is broad spectrum liquid biocide for control of aerobic and anaerobic bacteria, and has been used in the oilfield since 2010. This versatile oxidizing agent is compatible with friction reducer polymers and decomposes into non-toxic by-products.

Superior Performance

Reduce HSE Risk

Prolonged Residual Kill

Effective Across Many Applications and Water Types

Microbial Efficacy

During bottle tests performed over 28 days on both planktonic (figure 1) and sessile bacteria (figure 2), peracetic acid at 50 ppm exhibited a superior control in terms of reducing the number of colony forming units and residual control beyond the length of the study when compared to glutaraldehyde at 150 ppm.

Figure 1. Planktonic
Glutaraldehyde vs. 50 ppm (residual) Peracetic Acid

Figure 2. Sessile
Glutaraldehyde vs. 50 ppm (residual) Peracetic Acid

Key Benefits

Operators concerned with safety will find peracetic acid is a cost effective alternative to Chlorine Dioxide and Glut/Quat based biocides. Peracetic acid achieves a rapid kill of planktonic and sessile (biofilm) bacteria and clarification of frac water to help other chemistries perform better. There is no complex equipment required for on-site generation and risks associated with long term exposure are reduced.

Common Applications

  • Frac on-the-fly with fresh water and fresh/produced water blends
  • SWD treatment
  • Production facility clean-ups
  • Pit treatments
  • Water Floods