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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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'We look forward to adding the registered biocides to our stable of products.
"With more active ingredients having to be phased out in Europe we are finding our portfolio of biocides is shrinking," said a marketing executive of one leading biocides maker at the European Coatings Show in Nuremberg, Germany, in March.
We ascribe the effectiveness of the biocide combinations in the Arenosol to its lower clay content (1.7%) and organic C content (1.5%) than other soils.
(23.) Russell, A.D., Biocide use and antibiotic resistance: the relevance of laboratory findings to clinical and environmental situations.
Current strategies for biocides application combine antimicrobial agent and surfactant and may add green chemical to enhance the efficacies of antimicrobial/biocides.
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.
If you know your biocide is going to take three hours to be effective, but the half life of your system is one hour you're going to have to make some adjustments to maintain appropriate concentration.
Findings established that the use of Ozonix[R] in water treatment for the hydraulic fracturing of natural gas wells resulted in broadly greater productivity than liquid Chemical Biocide treatment, as indicated by a greater relative frequency of high productivity wells; significantly greater overall gas production achieved in the first two months of post-fracturing operations; and consistently greater gas production and monetary returns (added revenue) across all 12 months of post-fracturing operations.
THE RATIONALE behind the EU Biocide Directive is based on banning substances on the grounds they have not been tested and shown to be safe.