Evaluation of Biocides Effects on Diesel Fuel under Prolonged Storage.
SOUTHWEST RESEARCH INST SAN ANTONIO TEX ARMY FUELS AND LUBRICANTS RESEARCH LAB
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Five fuel-soluble and two water-soluble materials, recommended by the U.S. Army Natick Laboratories as being effective biocides for controlling growth of bacteria and fungi in fuels, were evaluated at the U.S. Army Fuels and Lubricants Research Laboratory for their effects on other fuel properties, under prolonged storage conditions. Laboratory evaluations indicated that two commercially available fuel-soluble materials and one water-soluble material had minimal effects on fuel properties. Of these, one material was selected for engine evaluation. The results of laboratory and engine evaluations are presented.