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Pilot Chemical Adds EPA Emerging Viral Pathogen Claim to Eight Products

Pilot Chemical Corp. is pleased to announce that through its subsidiary Mason Chemical Company, it has received EPA acceptance to add an emerging viral pathogen claim to the labels of eight products from the company’s EPA-registered quaternary ammonium compound and active ingredient line, under its Maquat® and Maguard® brands. Emerging… Read More

Published October 1, 2020

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

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