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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.
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biocide

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biocide

a chemical, such as a pesticide, capable of killing living organisms
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Water Treatment Biocides is widely used in circulating cooling water systems in petroleum, chemical, electric power and other industries Water treatment biocides are the necessary chemical additives in the process of industrial water, domestic water and wastewater treatment.
The manufacturing, creation, and production of biocides are regulated by the EPA.
Tougher legislation is also hampering the development of new biocides whose antibacterial properties help to combat microorganisms in formulations, particularly of waterborne coatings.
There is a problem with biocide use, however: once the paint has been applied to the wall and begins to dry, liquid components evaporate, allowing biocides to escape into the air.
The biocides (Hg[Cl.sub.2], Na[N.sub.3]) were purchased from Sigma Aldrich Pty Ltd (Sydney, New South Wales).
Acquired resistance to biocides arises from changes in the genetic composition within a bacterial cell as a result of either mutation, which can occur following the exposure of bacteria to progressively increasing concentrations of biocide, or via the acquisition of genetic material such as plasmids or transposons from other cells (22).
The ACS GCI Hydraulic Fracturing Roundtable is seeking to facilitate academic research on enzymatic alternatives to biocides by partnering with scientific funding agencies and academic researchers.
Current strategies for biocides application combine antimicrobial agent and surfactant and may add green chemical to enhance the efficacies of antimicrobial/biocides.
AgroFresh said the Tecnidex portfolio of fungicides, waxes, and biocides both complements AgroFresh's existing post-harvest business and accelerates its crop diversification strategy.
Operational definition of few products, which contain biocides, is as follows: Mat vaporizers are electric vaporizer systems in which the heating device is available as a plug-in version to be placed somewhere in the room.