A microbiocide is any biocidal compound or substance with the purpose of reducing the infectivity of microbes, such as viruses or bacteria. The application of amicrobiocide is usually a secondary step following cleaning, or in some cases a supplementary factor in conjunction with the chemical/physical cleaning.
The microbiocides most commonly used for cooling water treatment are usually classified into two groups: oxidizing or non-oxidizing. Chlorine-yielding chemicals and ozone are oxidizing microbiocides. Chlorine as an oxidizing microbiocide has the advantages of low cost and broad-spectrum effectiveness. In industrial process water treatment its limitations include ineffectiveness at high pH, inactivation by sunlight and aeration and corrosiveness to metals. However, ozone is a strong and naturally unstable oxidizing microbiocide used for specific applications in process cooling water systems.
microbiocide drastically reduces microbial activity throughout the entire papermaking process, providing a truly clean machine.
The microbiocide, a mild oxidizer, is proven to be more effective than strong oxidizing biocides and organic biocides. It is the most widely used biofilm control program in the paper industry.
- Antibacterial activity against a broad spectrum of bacteria in a variety of applications
- Effective over a pH range of 7-11
- Effective against sulfate-reducing bacteria
- Low freezing point and excellent thermal and alkaline stability
- Compatible with ionic additives and a variety of other formulation raw materials