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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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Phenolic biocides are likely to witness highest gains with an estimated CAGR of 7.
8226; Water treatment applications are expected to continue to dominate biocide demand, and are estimated to account for over 24% of global revenue by 2020.
The size of the industrial biocide market does not justify the large investment required for the development and commercialization of new active agents," notes Singhal.
Urine tests document biocide drift and find contamination in 100 percent of subjects, but are dismissed by biocide and timber industry propaganda.
If a steep biocide gradient is present in the treated timber, deterioration organisms can invade through such checks and degrade any inadequately protected interior sapwood (Cooper and Ung 2009).
Koestler and his colleagues have found an alternative to biocides.
Regulatory influences on biocide innovation--views from a medium sized biocide company," Holger Zitt, Bode Chemie GmbH, Germany; "The influence of coated film thickness upon the activity of dry film preservatives," Matthew Daulby, Schulke & Mayr GmbH, Germany; "Recent film preservatives technology--how to select the proper biocide," Wolfgang Lindner, Troy; "Pyrithiones for paint film protection: Versatile active ingredients with dual fungicidal/algicidal activity," Paul S.
The biocides group of the Dow Chemical Company, Buffalo Grove, IL, recently announced the debut of its new Taunovate high-throughput testing capabilities.
WORLD BIOCIDE DEMAND (million dollars) % Annual Growth Item 1999 2004 2009 04/99 09/04 World Biocides Demand 4225 5300 6880 4.
The newer breed of biocide, which have lesser environmental impact and better performance features are key drivers of the biocide market.
The global biocides market is driven by the increased demand form the end-user industries such as oil & gas, mining, pulp & paper, among others.