Achieve biocide selection optimization and cost effectiveness with Kill Studies
Biocide selection studies, also known as kill studies, are conducted to determine the right microbial control product. Application environments, process components and fluid systems are mirrored to provide representative data and an understanding of the products behaviour in a specific application. Kill studies can range from everyday bottle testing procedures, to very in depth lab projects.
Lab testing provides a baseline for field application based on known information. It can’t anticipate the exact conditions 1,000’s of feet underground or all the other equipment and processes on-site. When in doubt, buffer your biocide dosage to ensure you are giving your well the best fighting chance against souring and corrosion challenges.
The following are some examples of kill studies conducted for different applications. Each had different KPI’s based on the application type.
Note: Higher microbial counts are seen at short contact times, due to the mechanism of kill by 2K7. The ATP is still intact as the cell dies. This is expected especially at less than 24hrs of contact.
2K7 Biocide and Glut Quat: Tank 1 Treatment
2K7 Biocide and Glut Quat: Tank 2 Treatment
Frac Water Planktonic LifeCheck Assess
Big Kill, Little Price Tag
Frequently Asked Questions
Biocide use includes not only understanding the objectives of control, but also what influences the performance of the various biocides. The outcome of a biocide selection study is laboratory validation of which biocide (and at what dosage) is likely to be the most effective, specific to your criteria. It takes the guessing out of the equation and drives cost efficiency focused on your pre-determined KPI’s.