Evonik’s H2O2 to fight salmon lice | February 12, 2018 Issue - Vol. 96 Issue 7 | Chemical & Engineering News
Volume 96 Issue 7 | p. 12 | Concentrates
Issue Date: February 12, 2018

Evonik’s H2O2 to fight salmon lice

Department: Business
Keywords: Agriculture, aquaculture, salmon, parasite, pesticide
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Evonik’s hydrogen peroxide treatment fights salmon lice.
Credit: Evonik
Salmon swimming in a salmon farm.
 
Evonik’s hydrogen peroxide treatment fights salmon lice.
Credit: Evonik

Specialty chemical firm Evonik Industries has received approval to market a hydrogen peroxide product, called Asperix Vet, to salmon farmers in the U.K., Norway, and Ireland to control lice. The parasites attach themselves to salmon and live off blood, skin, and the mucus coating that protects the fish from infections. Evonik stresses that hydrogen peroxide is both effective and environmentally benign; fish can be harvested directly after treatment.

 
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