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A chemical agent, such as a pesticide, that is capable of destroying living organisms.

bi′o·cid′al (-sīd′l) adj.


(Biology) a chemical, such as a pesticide, capable of killing living organisms
ˌbioˈcidal adj


(ˈbaɪ əˌsaɪd)

any chemical that destroys life by poisoning, esp. a pesticide, herbicide, or fungicide.
bi`o•cid′al, adj.
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Global Biocides Market size is likely to be valued at USD 11.
Halogen compounds dominated the biocide product space, accounting for over 27% of global market revenue in 2013.
Many manufacturers, including paint and coating producers, are trying to formulate their products to minimize the presence of sensitizing actives, and new biocide products are being introduced to address these needs," remarks Singhal.
The state agency promoting biocide use is the same agency protecting citizens and watersheds from biocide harm.
Such specified UC4A retentions are used for treating 4 by 4 or larger timbers cut from material with varying growth rates and, thus, variable densities, with low-density wood having more porosity and the potential for greater biocide retentions compared with denser timbers (Schultz et al.
notes that even applying biocides to kill organisms invading artifacts can be a bad idea.
The first day will explore organic biocides and will focus on finding more effective biocide systems for specific coatings applications, while avoiding the costs connected to BPD approval.
The protocol is designed to help customers contain biocide treatment costs while achieving optimal operational performance.
Environmental and regulatory considerations will continue to have a profound effect on the biocide industry, particularly in North America and Western Europe; and increasingly in other parts of the world, where product registration processes are becoming more stringent.
Different types of biocide such as halogen compounds, metallic compounds, organosulfurs, organic acids, phenolic, etc.
The biocide market can be classified into application segments, such as water treatment, personal care, food & beverage, wood preservation, paints & coatings, and others.