IFO biocides effectively suppress biological activity in Water Circulation System. In a composition with bio-dispersants they penetrate biofilms that protect microorganisms from the biocides effect, insuring comprehensive system protection.
Microbiological treatment systems developed by IFOTOP provide the the oil and gas industry target requirements:
Test Plates 3M Petrifilm AC
SRB < than 1 x 102 CFU / ml
Test-kits HACH 24324-09 - SRB BART
Proprietary innovative water-soluble and water-dispersible amines with pronounced long-term biocidal action - IFO-BIO.
Proven substances and their mixed compositions:
CHLORINE-FREE NON-OXIDIZING BIOCIDES
CL-CONTAINING NON-OXIDIZING BIOCIDES
Poly(hexamethylendiamine guanidinium chloride)
Alkyldimethylbenzylammonium (benzalkonii) chloridum
OXIDIZING BIOCIDE IFO-BROMOX (HYPOBROMIC ACID)
(only recommended if non-oxidizing biocides are ineffective)
Due to side effects and corrosiveness the use of oxidizing biocides is allowed only in minimal quantities, in case if it is not possible to achieve target values with non-oxidizing biocides.
Biocides based on Br and Cl halogens are used as oxidizing biocides, the effectiveness of which depends on pH.
Cl-containing oxidizing biocides have a high dissociation degree at a pH above 7.5 (with the formation of OCl-). The effectiveness of chlorine is significantly reduced because of the charge of the OCl- ion, that does not allow it to penetrate into the cell walls. Accordingly, large dosages of the chlorine-containing reagent are required, that cause negative side effects and corrosion.
Our company offers the bromine-containing oxidizing biocide IFO-BROMOX based on stabilized hypobromic acid .
The degree of dissociation of hypobromous acid in water circulation systems at pH above 7.5 is negligible. The reagent provides maximum efficiency at minimum dosages, reducing the halogens usage side effects. The control of the oxidizing biocide in the water circulation systems is carried out by our service specialists with HACH colorimeters – Colorimeter DR900