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1. (WO2017040920) PERFORMIC ACID ON-SITE GENERATOR AND FORMULATOR

Pub. No.:    WO/2017/040920    International Application No.:    PCT/US2016/050099
Publication Date: Fri Mar 10 00:59:59 CET 2017 International Filing Date: Sat Sep 03 01:59:59 CEST 2016
IPC: C07C 407/00
C07C 409/24
C07C 409/26
A01N 37/16
C02F 1/72
Applicants: ECOLAB USA INC.
Inventors: KRAUS, Paul R.
CREW, Benjamin
LI, Junzhong
MCSHERRY, David D.
BALASUBRAMANIAN, Ramakrishnan
STAUB, Richard
KLECZEWSKI, Ariel Chatman
TRAN, Minh
HANSON, Catherine
YUNUS, Irwan
BRESHEARS, Jeffery D.
BRUNNER, Brian Paul
Title: PERFORMIC ACID ON-SITE GENERATOR AND FORMULATOR
Abstract:
Methods of generating performic acid by contacting aqueous oxidizing agent and aqueous formic acid source in liquid phase are disclosed. A system and apparatus for the in situ production of the performic acid chemistries is further disclosed. In particular, a continuous flow reactor is provided to generate performic acid at variable rates. Methods of employing the oxidizing biocide for various disinfection applications are also disclosed.