Quat Info

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