PeroxAway™ neutralizes residual hydrogen peroxide (H2O2) after treatment of cage-cultured salmon for sea lice and other diseases and after RAS biofilter disinfection. It’s highly active even in high-salinity and low-temperature conditions.
Also available in 200kg and 25kg pack size.
Many fish farms use H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) to manage parasites and disease, but discharges can harm marine life. Catalases render H2O2 harmless by splitting it into water and oxygen.
Scarring from sea lice (Lepeophtheirus salmonis) can make farmed salmon unmarketable. Farms use H2O2 (hydrogen peroxide) to treat amoebic gill disease and sea lice. Sea lice attach to their salmon hosts by suction. When hydrogen peroxide is introduced to the water, it causes a reaction that releases gas bubbles in the tissues of the louse. These damage and weaken it, causing it to release its hold on its host.
This treatment results in discharges of residual hydrogen peroxide to the marine environment. If concentrations are high enough, these discharges can put other, non-target species at risk. Salmon farms can treat the residual hydrogen peroxide with catalase. That results in the discharge of harmless oxygen and water instead. In this way, catalases bring residual hydrogen peroxide concentrations down to levels that are safer for marine life. That benefits the marine environment and helps salmon farms be more sustainable.