Databook of Biocides contains critical data on the most important biocides in use today. The selection includes generic and commercial biocides, which are approved for use in the European Union and the US. Data on generic biocides come from numerous sources, and can be easily compared with manufacturer information on commercial biocides, which are also included.
Physical properties are presented—including volatility, solubility, and concentration—as are health and safety considerations (such as flash point, autoignition temperature, risks of skin and eye irritation, mutagenicity and carcinogenicity) and first-aid guidance. Ecological properties are also emphasized, with data on biodegradation and acquatic toxicity.
Particular emphasis is placed on usage considerations, including recommended material-biocide combinations, processing methods and dosages, and features and benefits for each biocide. The book also contains an introductory chapter in which general indicators of performance of biocides are discussed.
Presents practical information for use in the lab and the field, including recommended processing methods, recommended dosages, and potential substitutes
Emphasizes environmental, health, and safety properties to ensure safe deployment
Includes the most commonly used biocides in compliance with the latest regulations in the European Union, US, and worldwide
Covers the physical properties, ecological properties, and performance indicators of biocides