biocide


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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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Global Biocides Product Overview (Revenue, USD Million, 2012 - 2022)
8226; The global market for biocides was estimated to be USD 7,308.
The archaic idea of a one-size-fits-all biocide cannot meet the complex antimicrobial demands of today's new processes and products," asserts Beth Ann Browne, a North American customer application specialist with Dow Microbial Control.
These acts were written to prevent citizens from suing for chemical trespass, and this immunity from liability promotes reckless biocide treatments.
The posts were selected for later installation in a field test and, thus, were chosen based on having no face heartwood, a pith in about the center of the post, a heartwood area (if present) of no more than 30 mm in diameter, and a sapwood zone on the outer edge at least 30 mm deep, with good biocide penetration of 20 mm or deeper based on visually examining the transverse ends.
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.
Water treatment segment drives the market for biocides in the developed nations of North America and Europe.
Biocide demand in the energy markets is expected to perform particularly well through 2018.
This work must now be completed by May 14, 2014, when new biocide use rules--based on these checks--can be formally introduced.
Table 1--Coating Biocide Consumption by Region in 2008 ($MM) Type/Region North Europe Asia Rest of Total America World Dry film and preservative 150 175 100 30 455 Marine, excluding cuprous 6 15 77 7 105 oxide (a) Total 156 190 177 37 560 (a) Cuprous oxide, nearly 120 MM lb in 2008; price varies with copper price.
This new biocide is BrMEH, which refers to a combination of several brominated methylethylhydantoins.
Additionally, recycled fibers, the use of which generally requires greater biocide usage, will continue to increase their share of the paper fiber market, albeit somewhat less dramatically than in the past decade or so.