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biocide

(bī′ə-sīd′)
n.
A chemical agent, such as a pesticide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.

bi′o·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.

biocide

A generic term for any chemical, substance or microbe which is toxic to living systems—e.g., plants (herbicide) or animals (pesticide).

bi·o·cide

(bī'ō-sīd)
A compound capable of killing something living.
[bio- + -cide]

biocide

see SYSTEMIC BIOCIDE.

biocide

destructive to organisms including bacteria (bactericide), fungi (fungicide), amebae (amebicide), viruses (viricide).
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North America biocides market accounted for over 40% of the global revenue in 2014.
Due to the importance of quats in Southeast Asia, nitrogen-based biocides are the leading category on a volume basis in the region.
Water treatment is also expected to be the fastest growing application market for biocides at an estimated CAGR of 6.
In addition to the variation in growth rate from region to region, there are also differences in the types of biocides being demanded for use in paints and coatings around the world.
These land and mill owners adopted biocides as early as the 1940s, Oregon State University's Michael Newton reports (guest viewpoint, Oct.
In the early 1990s, conservators scrubbed a thick layer of moss and lichens from the temple and sprayed biocides over the structure's sandstone surfaces.
Surface modification of atmospheric plasma activated BOPP by immobilizing biobased antimicrobials," Jari Vartiainen, VTT Biotechnology, Finland; and "A new generation of biocides for the coating and conservation industry," Andreas Schmidt and Apodtolos Georgopoulos, PoC Polymer Productions GmbH, Austria.
World Biocides (published 07/2005, 331 pages) is available for $5,200 from The Freedonia Group, Inc.
Higher priced specialty biocides are providing stiff competition to the commodity biocides.
The global biocides market is driven by the increased demand form the end-user industries such as oil & gas, mining, pulp & paper, among others.
A strong rebound in construction expenditures will support demand for biocides in the wood preservation and paint and coatings markets," noted analyst Emily Park, "while growth in consumer spending and manufacturing output will support demand for biocides used in the production of various manufactured goods.