biocide


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biocide

(bī`əsīd'), synonym for pesticidepesticide,
biological, physical, or chemical agent used to kill plants or animals that are harmful to people; in practice, the term pesticide is often applied only to chemical agents.
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Biocide

Chemicals toxic to micro-organisms. Biocides, which include pesticides and antimicrobial agents, are used in paint, building materials, and floor coverings to kill bacteria, mold spores, and insects.

biocide

[′bī·ə‚sīd]
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biocide

a chemical, such as a pesticide, capable of killing living organisms
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Antimicrobial wraps: Protecting mooring chains from MIC is a particular challenge; the nooks and crannies in the chain provide ideal conditions for bacterial adhesion, but chemical biocides cannot be applied in the open ocean.
8226; The global market for biocides was estimated to be USD 7,308.
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.
Different types of biocide such as halogen compounds, metallic compounds, organosulfurs, organic acids, phenolic, etc.
Growth will be additionally spurred by new rules regarding the use of biocides for ground-contact treated wood, requiring higher levels of preservatives overall.
Meanwhile biocide manufactures are testing their active biocide chemical ingredients.
However, results from the rain chamber test method did not correlate with results from a standard ASTM laboratory mold test for the experimental biocide.
Much of this shift will be prompted by the sizable regulatory framework under which the biocide industry operates.