Process for production of actively sterile surfaces
A peroxygen antimicrobial composition is provided comprising an amine oxide and peroxygen compound. The combination of the two components produces an effective antimicrobial composition, providing a more potent biocide than can be obtained by using these compounds separately. Other components can be added to the composition such as peracetic acid, acetic acid, hydrotrope coupling agents, etc. The composition can be used to sanitize various surfaces such as hard surfaces found in food processing, food service and health care industries as well as to sanitize the surfaces of food and in the treatment of water.