STP1005: Factors to Consider in Testing Biocides for Distillate Fuels

    Rossmoore, HW
    Professor of biological sciences, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI

    Wireman, JW
    Research director, Biological Research Solutions, Inc., Detroit, MI

    Rossmoore, LA
    Laboratory manager and senior laboratory technician, BIOSAN Laboratories, Inc., Ferndale, MI

    Riha, VF
    Laboratory manager and senior laboratory technician, BIOSAN Laboratories, Inc., Ferndale, MI

    Pages: 10    Published: Jan 1988


    Abstract

    Control of microbial activity in fuel may require the use of chemical biocides. In their evaluation in distillate fuels, a number of variables must be considered. These include the oil/water ratio, the biocide's partition coefficient, the stability of the biocide, the longevity of contamination, the presence of other nonbiocidal additives, and the microbiological spectrum (including specific recovery methods for these microorganisms). This paper will present data dealing especially with test method development, taking into account the above permutations.

    Keywords:

    biocide evaluation, distillate fuels, fuel deterioration, test method, preservation, corrosion, hydrocarbon utilization


    Paper ID: STP10044S

    Committee/Subcommittee: D02.E0

    DOI: 10.1520/STP10044S


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