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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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Due to the high costs associated with developing and registering new active ingredients, biocide suppliers are exploring unique ways to combine actives currently on the market.
Not all bacteria respond equally to individual biocides, so proper biocide selection is critical.
Halogen compounds dominated the biocide product space, accounting for over 27% of global market revenue in 2013.
The state agency promoting biocide use is the same agency protecting citizens and watersheds from biocide harm.
Anpath said that GeoTru is an environmentally friendly biocide designed to control microorganisms including bacteria, fungi, and algae in oil and gas well stimulation fluids used for hydraulic fracturing and related oil and gas field water systems.
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.
Halogen compounds will remain the largest product segment of the biocides market, accounting for more than one-third of demand in 2010, due mainly to their dominant position in both recreational and industrial water treatment.
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.
The rubber incorporates a silver-based biocide that the company says overcomes shortcomings of traditional organic biocides used in rubber and plastics.
These products enable customers to tailor the biocide for specific end uses.