SYMPOSIA PAPER Published: 01 January 1988

Factors to Consider in Testing Biocides for Distillate Fuels


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.

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Rossmoore, HW
Wayne State University, Detroit, MI
Wireman, JW
Biological Research Solutions, Inc., Detroit, MI
Rossmoore, LA
BIOSAN Laboratories, Inc., Ferndale, MI
Riha, VF
BIOSAN Laboratories, Inc., Ferndale, MI
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Developed by Committee: D02
Pages: 95–104
DOI: 10.1520/STP10044S
ISBN-EB: 978-0-8031-5026-3
ISBN-13: 978-0-8031-1186-8