Sterilex’s patented, proprietary PerQuat technology is the first and only chemistry with products approved by the EPA to kill biofilm bacteria and remove biofilm in food processing, animal drinking lines and industrial applications. It has the unique ability to penetrate the biofilm, collapse the protective matrix, kill pathogenic microorganisms (such as Listeria, E. coli, Salmonella, and Pseudomonas), and chemically scrub the structure from a surface.
The active ingredients in PerQuat technology are based on quaternary ammonium compounds (commonly referred to as quat) and Hydrogen Peroxide. The primary role of quat is to serve as a phase transfer agent, combining with the peroxide ion to form a “PerQuat” molecule. This synergistic combination gives Sterilex products their unique biofilm penetration efficacy and provides a powerful level of performance through multiple physical and chemical mechanisms of action, including hydrolysis and oxidation. PerQuat-based products are available in solid or liquid form.