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Sunday, October 14, 2007

Chemical for the prevention of attachment of microorganisms to surfaces - Patent 6054054

Chemical for the prevention of attachment of microorganisms to surfaces - Patent 6054054: "Title: Chemical for the prevention of attachment of microorganisms to surfaces Document Type and Number: United States Patent 6054054 Link to this page:

Abstract:
The inventors have discovered a new method of treating paper machine white water aqueous systems and surfaces in the paper machine white water aqueous systems that prevents or inhibits the adhesion of bacterial cells to the surfaces and thereby controls the biological fouling of the surfaces.
The process comprises adding to the aqueous system an adhesion-inhibiting amount of vinyl cationic polymer.

This method effectively inhibits the adhesion of the bacterial cells to exposed surfaces without killing the fouling organisms and also without harming non-target organisms.

In addition, the method of the present invention advantageously does not cause the formation of harmful substances in the effluent from the systems treated."


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