Accession Number:

ADA024017

Title:

An Evaluation of a Fuel-Soluble Organoboron Biocide for Control of Sulfate-Reducing Bacteria in Shipboard Fuel Tanks.

Descriptive Note:

Interim rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL RESEARCH LAB WASHINGTON D C

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1976-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

12.0

Abstract:

A biocide composed of a mixture of two dioxaborinane derivatives has been evaluated in test-tube assays and in large-scale test systems simulating conditions in shipboard, seawater-displacement fuel tanks. A concentration of approximately 20,000 ppm in the water phase was required to control sulfate-reducing bacteria of marine origin in a mixed population of microorganisms. It is not likely that this concentration can be attained in the relatively large volumes of water present in water-displacement fuel tanks by partitioning from a feasible concentration in the fuel phase. A preferable alternative for controlling microorganisms in water-displacement fuel tanks is the addition directly to the water phase of one of several previously evaluated water-soluble, fuel-insoluble biocides known to be effective at concentrations of 50 to 100 ppm. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Fuels

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE