Guidance on the use of biocides in the oil industry

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  • Published: March 2022
  • REF/ISBN: 9781787253100
  • Edition: 1st
  • Status: Current

This technical publication provides a review of the types of biocides used in the oil industry and discusses the scope and impact of pertinent regulations. This should enable users to assess the long-term implications of the regulations on their operations and, where appropriate, identify alternative microbiological control agents or strategies.

This technical publication also provides a technical review of biocides including:

− Factors affecting biocide effectiveness (e.g. temperature, pH, concentration, exposure time, target microorganisms).
− Advantages, limitations and disadvantages of biocide use.
− Application methods and dosing strategies.
− System and product compatibility issues.
− Environmental impact and disposal considerations.
− Safety issues.

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