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 new patent  Aluminum safe degreasing and pre-soak technology for bakery and deli wares and use thereof

Aluminum safe degreaser and pre-soak compositions, methods of making, and uses thereof are disclosed. In particular, a solid degreaser composition is described which provides soft metal protection against corrosion, avoids silicate staining, and maintains efficacy for removal of heavy baked-on carbon, shortening, caramelized, and greasy soils from bakery and deli... Ecolab Usa Inc

 new patent  Method for improving overflow clarity in production of coal

A transitional treatment composition and methods of treating coal refuse are provided. The transitional treatment composition comprises an anionic acrylate-acrylamide copolymer having from about 30 mole percent to about 50 mole percent (meth)acrylate, from about 50 mole percent to about 70 mole percent (meth)acrylamide, and a reduced specific viscosity of... Ecolab Usa Inc

 new patent  Use of an inorganic salt or acid in reducing the hardness and/or alkalinity of a water system

The present invention provides a use of an inorganic salt or acid capable of producing free phosphate or fluoride ion in reducing the hardness and/or alkalinity of a water system containing residual antiscalant. In the lab test, it is found that the addition of a suitable amount of sodium phosphate... Ecolab Usa Inc

 new patent  Compositions and methods for delayed crosslinking in hydraulic fracturing fluids

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for delaying crosslinking of aqueous crosslinkable polymers such as polysaccharides in injectable compositions for hydraulic fracturing and related applications. The compositions and methods provide delayed crosslinking at high temperatures and pressures, such as those encountered by hydraulic fracturing compositions injected into subterranean environments. Compositions... Ecolab Usa Inc

 new patent  Apparatus, standardizing hand care

An apparatus, method and system for providing and dispensing various hand care alternatives from a common point of dispension, such as a faucet, for standardizing the hand care, washing, sanitizing, and drying process is disclosed. Included is a liquid flow path having an inlet in fluid communication with a liquid... Ecolab Usa Inc

 new patent  Apparatus for, system for and methods of maintaining sensor accuracy

Methods of maintaining accuracy in the measurement of one or more parameters of industrial water in industrial water systems are provided. The methods include the use of physical and/or chemical procedures to prevent and/or remove deposition from one or more surfaces utilized in measurement of the one or more parameters.... Ecolab Usa Inc

Non-streaking durable composition for cleaning and disinfecting hard surfaces

The present invention relates to quaternary ammonium disinfecting cleaning compositions comprising a quaternary ammonium compound, an alkyl a polyglycoside with a CMC greater than 1000 ppm and a chelant. Beneficially, the compositions provide residual sanitizing efficacy without diminished performance and without scale formation when diluted with hard water. The compositions... Ecolab Usa Inc

Urea sulfate and sodium chloride blend for regeneration of cation exchange resins

Methods and systems for an integrated acid regeneration of ion exchange resins are disclosed for use in cleaning applications. Acid resins designed for use in a variety of cleaning application using a treated, softened, acidic water source are disclosed. Various methods of using the softened acidic water generated by acid... Ecolab Usa Inc

Methods and systems for identifying product

A method and system for identifying product is disclosed. A product identifier having product identifying information for one of a plurality of consumable products is provided. The product identifier is selected for a consumable product. The product identifier is displayed at or near a location on a dispensing system, or... Ecolab Usa Inc

Tetrazole based corrosion inhibitors

Disclosed are corrosion inhibitor compounds and compositions useful for preventing or inhibiting corrosion of surfaces found in cooling water applications. In some embodiments, the surfaces may include mild steel, aluminum, brass, copper, galvanized steel, a copper alloy, admirality brass, or any combination thereof. Also disclosed are methods of using the... Ecolab Usa Inc

Detergent composition comprising a polymer that performs both a cleaning and rinsing function

Industrial 2-in-1 cleaning compositions providing both detergency and rinseability in a single cleaning composition comprising a polymer are disclosed. Alkali metal carbonate-based cleaning compositions and methods of both making and using the same provide user-friendly, solid, detergent compositions without the need for using a separate rinse aid composition. The compositions... Ecolab Usa Inc

Acidic viscoelastic surfactant based cleaning compositions

Acidic viscoelastic cleaning compositions are disclosed which use non polymer thickening agents. According to the invention, cleaning compositions have been developed using viscoelastic surfactants in acidic cleaning formulations. These provide the dual benefit of thickening as well as an additional cleaning, thereby improving performance. Applicants have also identified several pseudo... Ecolab Usa Inc

Liquid out-of-product alarm system and method

An out-of-product alarm process includes initiating an out-of-product check by sending a signal to a controller from an optical sensor assembly connected to a fluid delivery medium for delivering a product to a fluid dispensing site, performing an out-of-product check, running an alarm cycle with the controller after receipt of... Ecolab Usa Inc

Device and managing bird populations

The system can be used to manage bird populations by flying the drone above a bird's nest; positioning the drone above the bird's nest; and descending the drone to disrupt eggs in the bird's nest with the disruptor.... Ecolab Usa Inc

Treatment of industrial water systems

A method for controlling treatment of an industrial water system is disclosed. The method comprises the steps of providing an apparatus for controlling delivery of at least one treatment chemical, the apparatus comprising at least one sensor and an electronic input/output device carrying out a protocol; measuring a parameter of... Ecolab Usa Inc

Low chloride paint detackifier

The present disclosure provides a low chloride paint detackifier composition. Also disclosed are methods of making the paint detackifier composition and methods of using the paint detackifier composition. The detackifier may be made from cationized starch and sodium aluminate. The starch can be wheat starch, corn starch, tapioca starch, potato... Ecolab Usa Inc

Method for removing metals and amines from crude oil

A method of removing metals and amines from crude oil comprising adding an effective metal removing amount of one or more hydroxycarboxylic acids selected from lactic acid and malic acid and salts thereof to said crude oil; adding wash water to said crude oil; mixing said crude oil, acid and... Ecolab Usa Inc

Long lasting cleaning foam

The invention relates to an aqueous foaming cleaning composition for removing soil at low temperatures from a surface to be cleaned, characterized in, that the aqueous foaming cleaning composition comprises: a linear and/or branched C12-alkyl dimethylamine oxide or C12-alkyl diethylamine oxide or C12-alkyl methylethylamine oxide; a linear and/or branched C14-alkyl... Ecolab Usa Inc

Cleaning compositions for use with calcite-based stone

A composition for cleaning hard surfaces includes from 3 to 20 wt-% dicarboxylic acid; from 3 to 25 wt-% surfactant; from 0 to 20 wt-% solvent; and water, and has a pH from 9 to 12.5. A ready-to-use solution of the composition includes from 0.1 to 5 wt-% dicarboxylic acid;... Ecolab Usa Inc

Apparatus, calibrating a liquid dispensing system

An apparatus, method and system providing for calibration and/or control of a liquid dispensing system is disclosed. The hand-held calibration auditing tool includes a flow meter (36-37) with inlets adapted for quick connection to one or more liquid inputs to a liquid dispensing system (10). A sensor (94-95) having a... Ecolab Usa Inc

Paraffin deposition inhibitor coatings

A containment for crude oil that inhibits paraffin deposition thereon is described. One to twenty coatings of a composition including a polyacrylate are applied to a crude oil contact surface of a crude oil containment; the polyacrylate includes at least about 50 mole % acrylic acid residues or the conjugate... Ecolab Usa Inc

Compositions for enhanced oil recovery

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for increasing recovery, or flowback, of hydrocarbon compounds from hydrocarbon-containing subterranean fractured rock formations (tight shale reservoirs). The flowback compositions include an anionic dimer surfactant, an anionic monomer surfactant, and a demulsifier. The flowback compositions convert oil-wet rocks to water-wet, yet exhibit a low... Ecolab Usa Inc

Method of reducing corrosion and corrosion byproduct deposition in a crude unit

A method of optimizing system parameters in a crude unit to reduce corrosion and corrosion byproduct deposition in the crude unit is disclosed and claimed. The method includes measuring or predicting properties associated with the system parameters and using an automated controller to analyze the properties to cause adjustments in... Ecolab Usa Inc

Enhanced peroxygen stability using anionic surfactant in taed-containing peroxygen solid

Stabilized compositions employing a binding system for improving shelf stability of an activated bleach composition containing a peroxygen source and a catalyst activator are disclosed. Stabilized compositions employ a binding system comprising an anionic surfactant for a solid formulation of a catalyst activator and peroxygen source to provide shelf stability... Ecolab Usa Inc

Fluorescent water treatment compounds and use

Disclosed herein are graphene quantum dot tagged water source treatment compounds or polymers, and methods of making and using. Also described herein are tagged compositions including an industrial water source treatment compound or polymer combined with a graphene quantum dot tagged water source treatment compound or polymer. The tagged materials... Ecolab Usa Inc

Paraffin suppressant compositions, and methods of making and using

Disclosed herein are graphene quantum dot tagged paraffin suppressants such as graphene tagged paraffin inhibitors and paraffin dispersants and methods of making and using thereof. The graphene quantum dots are covalently bound to residues of paraffin inhibitors or dispersed with paraffin dispersants to form tagged paraffin suppressants active in inhibiting... Ecolab Usa Inc

Low molecular weight dry powder polymer for use as paper-making dry strength agent

The invention provides an associative polymer, a powder, and a process for making a powder comprising, networking one or more associative polymer(s) and one or more optional surfactant(s) to form a wet gel, and forming a powder from the wet gel, wherein the associative polymer(s) have a weight average molecular... Ecolab Usa Inc

Compositions and methods for corrosion inhibitor monitoring

Graphene quantum dots are functionalized by covalently bonding a corrosion inhibitor molecule thereto. In a useful method, a corrosion inhibitor compound is blended with a graphene quantum dot-tagged corrosion inhibitor compound, and the blend is applied to a metal surface, such as the interior of a carbon steel pipe. The... Ecolab Usa Inc

Quaternary disinfectant composition with anionic scale inhibiting agent

The present invention relates to quaternary ammonium disinfecting cleaner compositions comprising a quaternary ammonium compound, an antimicrobial amine, and an anionic scale inhibitor. Beneficially, the compositions provide sanitizing efficacy without diminished performance and without scale formation when diluted with hard water. The compositions are suitable for inactivating and/or reducing infectious... Ecolab Usa Inc

Two components disinfecting composition containing peracetic acid and chelating agent

The invention relates to a two component disinfectant composition comprising: (A) a peracetic acid-generating component comprising acetic acid, hydrogen peroxide and an organic phosphonic acid; and (B) a stabilizer component comprising an alkaline agent and a chelating agent, wherein the chelating agent is selected from the group consisting of N,N-bis(carboxymethyl)-L-glutamic... Ecolab Usa Inc

Process for removal of selenium from water by dithionite ions

A method for efficiently removal of oxidised selenium from liquid, such as FGD wastewater. The method involves adding a non-iron-based reducing agent (e.g. sodium dithionite) and preferably Fe(II) ions to the liquid at a pH of above 7.5 or 8 and precipitating elemental selenium from the liquid.... Ecolab Usa Inc

In situ generation of peroxycarboxylic acids at alkaline ph, and methods of use thereof

The present disclosure is related to percarboxylic acid compositions formed in situ in non-equilibrium reactions. The peroxycarboxylic acid compositions are formed using ester based starting materials. Methods for using the percarboxylic acid compositions are also disclosed.... Ecolab Usa Inc

Gas stream treatment process

A process of treating a gas stream containing at least one mercury compound or species, the process comprising: applying a composition into said gas stream ahead of a particulate matter collection device, wherein said composition contains a compound having the following formula (SiO2)x(OH)yMzSaF, wherein (i) SiO2 is an optional component;... Ecolab Usa Inc

An on-line control and reaction process for ph adjustment

An on-line control and reaction process for pH adjustment and a control device for automatically adjusting pH value are provided. The process includes mixing a first enhancer and a second enhancer, optionally after diluting the first enhancer and/or the second enhancer with water, to form a mixture, setting a base... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170333956

Methods of using enzyme compositions

The present disclosure relates to compositions and methods for cleaning medical and dental instruments. The disclosed compositions are preferably non-foaming or generate low foam to allow visual inspection of the cleaning process as well as safe handling of the instruments. The disclosed compositions preferably employ select proteases, a carbonate and... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334706

Chemical product dispensing independent of drive fluid flow rate

A fluid product dispenser is sized to removably receive a product package containing a supply of the fluid product. The product package includes an internally integrated fluid pump, and the dispenser includes a drive unit powered by flow of a fluid. Flow of the fluid powers the drive unit, which... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335169

Cationic ammonium surfactants as low dosage hydrate inhibitors

This disclosure relates to anti-agglomerant low dosage hydrate inhibitors that can inhibit the formation of hydrate agglomerants and/or plugs. The anti-agglomerant low dosage hydrate inhibitors can be surfactants. The hydrate inhibitors can be used for inhibiting, retarding, mitigating, reducing, controlling and/or delaying formation of hydrocarbon hydrates, agglomerants of hydrates, and/or... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335204

Heavy amines as hydrogen sulfide and mercaptan scavengers

The present invention generally relates to compositions and methods for scavenging hydrogen sulfide and/or mercaptans from fluids. More particularly, the invention relates to the use of compositions comprising a surfactant and the reaction product between a polyamine and a formaldehyde as a hydrogen sulfide or a mercaptan scavenger for hydrocarbon-containing... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335219

Use of o/w emulsions for chain lubrication

The invention relates to the use of an O/W emulsion, in particular a PIT emulsion, for lubricating conveyor belt systems in food industries as well as a lubricant concentrate based on an O/W emulsion, in particular a PIT emulsion, of wax esters.... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335241

Viscoelastic amphoteric surfactant based cleaning compositions

Alkaline or neutral viscoelastic cleaning compositions are disclosed which use non polymer thickening agents. According to the invention, cleaning compositions have been developed using viscoelastic surfactants in a neutral, acidic or alkaline cleaning formulations. These provide the dual benefit of thickening as well as an additional cleaning, thereby improving performance.... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335253

Reduced misting alkaline and neutral cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting compostions via the use of high molecular weight water-in-oil emulsion polymers

Alkaline sprayable aqueous compositions for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting are disclosed. In particular, the sprayable compositions include an inverse emulsion polymer for modifying the viscosity of the composition and provide numerous benefits over dispersion polymer compositions used for rheology modification to reduce misting and respiratory inhalation of cleaning compositions. Compositions... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335254

Reduced misting acidic cleaning, sanitizing, and disinfecting compositions via the use of high molecular weight water-in-oil emulsion polymers

Acidic sprayable aqueous compositions for cleaning, sanitizing and disinfecting are disclosed. In particular, the sprayable compositions include an inverse emulsion polymer for modifying the viscosity of the composition and provide numerous benefits over dispersion polymer compositions used for rheology modification to reduce misting and respiratory inhalation of cleaning compositions. Compositions... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335429

Method of separating mercury from an ore leachate

Described herein are compositions and methods for preferentially separating mercury from a metal product where both are present in an ore leachate. The separation is accomplished by adding a precipitating agent and a coagulant to an ore leachate followed by separating a mercury-laden precipitate therefrom to collect the treated leachate.... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325650

System for determining an operating state of a dishwasher and an according method

A washing system for determining an operating state of a dishwasher comprises a dishwasher, in particular wherein the dishwasher comprises a dishwasher interface, a dispenser unit, in particular wherein the dispenser unit comprises a dispenser interface, wherein the dispenser unit is connected to the dishwasher for dosing a detergent to... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327727

Slow-release scale inhibiting compositions

A coated particulate composition includes a vitreous polyphosphate glass particulate and a coating on at least a portion of the surface of the particulate, the coating comprising a water-insoluble polymer or a water-insoluble particulate, wherein the coating weight is about 0.01 wt % to 90 wt % of the mass... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327728

Corrosion inhibitor compositions and methods of using same

Disclosed are inhibitor/cleaner compositions comprising alkyldiphenyloxide disulfonates, and methods of inhibiting corrosion of and removing schmoo from metal containments in contact with corrosive water sources. Also disclosed are metal containment assemblages comprising inhibitor/cleaner compositions and metal containment therefore. The alkyldiphenyloxide disulfonates are soluble or substantially soluble in the water sources... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328004

A papermaking process of increasing ash content of a paper product and a paper product obtained by the same

A process for flocculating filler particles in water is provided. The process comprises adding a flocculant to a mixture comprising filler particles and water, wherein the flocculant has a reduced specific viscosity (“RSV”) of from about 5 dL/g to about 16 dL/g, a viscosity average molecular weight of from about... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328008

Tissue dust reduction

Methods of reducing paper dusting in a papermaking process, and a low dusting tissue having increased strength are provided. Application of a polymer comprising at least one amine-containing vinylic or allylic monomer to at least one surface of a paper web during the papermaking process reduces the dusting tendency of... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328357

A diaphragm pump for dosing a fluid and an according method

A diaphragm pump (10), in particular for use as a detergent dosage pump, comprises a pump housing (12) with at least a first check valve (14) and a second check valve (16), a fluid chamber (18), a diaphragm (20) defining a wall of the fluid chamber (18) and reciprocatingly movable,... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328856

Electrochemical sensor and using same

Methods for analyzing a fluid sample can include providing a sensor comprising a non-conductive housing and having a first face and an electrode array mounted in the first face. The method can include disposing the first face of the housing into a fluid sample to be analyzed, selecting a mode... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321153

Stable liquid manual dishwashing compositions containing enzymes

Liquid stable enzyme compositions and methods of employing the same for cleaning, including warewashing and dishwashing, are disclosed. The stable enzyme compositions preferably employ an amphoteric surfactant stabilizing agent, such as disodium camphodiacetate (CADA), to stabilize a mixture of traditionally unstable enzymes, such as proteases and lipases.... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321165

Two step cleaning, sanitizing, and rinsing a surface

Methods employing detergent compositions comprising phosphinosuccinic acid oligomers (PSO) in combination with a sanitizing rinse aid are disclosed. The methods beneficially clean, sanitize and rinse a surface in an efficient two-step process. The detergent compositions employ phosphinosuccinic acid adducts, namely mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives, in combination... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/02/17 / #20170311765

Keyed dispensing cartridge with valve insert

A dispensing system for dispensing cleaning product for hand sanitization comprises a cartridge having an internal reservoir for containing hand sanitization product, a nozzle configured in one of a plurality of key shapes, and a dispenser having a receptacle opening adapted to receive and engage the nozzle of the cartridge... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/02/17 / #20170313891

2-mercaptobenzimidazole derivatives as corrosion inhibitors

The present invention generally relates to methods and compounds for preventing metal corrosion. More specifically, the method comprises contacting a hydrocarbon-containing liquid with a composition in an effective amount to prevent metal corrosion.... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/02/17 / #20170314203

Method and composition for detackifying organic contaminants in the process of pulping and papermaking

The present invention discloses a method for detackifying organic contaminants in the process of pulping and papermaking and a composition used for the same. Specifically, the invention discloses that the water circulation system of pulping and papermaking process can be provided with non-ionic cellulose ether and cationic coagulant in lower... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/02/17 / #20170314205

Microorganism control system and using the same

The present invention relates to microorganism control field in process for treatment of pulp and/or water in paper-making process. More specifically, the present invention provides a microorganism control system, which comprises a first component and a second component which are separately provided, the first component comprises a stabilized halogen-containing bactericidal... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306265

Leather and/or vinyl cleaner and moisturizer and making same

The present invention comprises a hard surface cleaning and treatment composition with a synergistic combination of mild surfactants that makes the composition particularly suited for leather, synthetic leather, vinyl and stainless steel. The composition is gentle and non-damaging to leather and synthetic leather, and leaves no sticky residue. The composition... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306266

High alkaline cleaners, cleaning systems and methods of use for cleaning zero trans fat soils

The present disclosure relates to high alkaline cleaners, cleaning systems and methods for removing polymerized zero trans fat soils. The high alkaline cleaner of the present invention generally includes one or more alkaline wetting and saponifying agent(s), a chelating/sequestering system and a surface modifying-threshold agent system. In various embodiments, the... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306502

Corrosion inhibitor compositions and methods of using same

We disclose the use of an aliphatic tertiary amino functional compound to suppress H2S formation of a sulfur-based corrosion inhibitor during storage of the sulfur-based corrosion inhibitor in a substantially enclosed container. Thus, disclosed herein is a stabilized corrosion inhibitor composition comprising a sulfur-based corrosion inhibitor and an aliphatic tertiary... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306504

Corrosion inhibitor compositions and methods of using same

Disclosed are methods for inhibiting the corrosion of metal containments such as carbon-steel pipes used in oil recovery processes, the methods comprising adding urine and/or compositions comprising urine to water sources to form corrosion inhibitor compositions, and contacting metal containments with the corrosion inhibitor compositions. The water sources are for... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306564

Methods and compositions for enhancing sizing in papermaking process

The disclosure relates to methods and compositions for enhancing the performance of a sizing agent in a papermaking process using a sizing agent enhancer. The sizing agent can be emulsified with an emulsifier and the sizing enhancer can be a polymer comprising at least one primary or secondary amine containing... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/19/17 / #20170295784

Performic acid biofilm prevention for industrial co2 scrubbers

Peroxyformic acid compositions for removal of biofilm growth and other contaminants and impurities from industrial processing hard surfaces are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions may be dosed on site and/or generated in situ for the reduction and prevention of biofilms on the hard surfaces. Methods of employing the peroxyformic... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/19/17 / #20170297827

Cleaning device for pneumatic conveyance system

A device for maintaining a pneumatic conveyance line can include a body having one or more wings. In some examples, the body is configured to be positioned between opposing rails of a pneumatic conveyance track with the one or more wings positioned on a respective opposing rail of the track.... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/19/17 / #20170298298

Solidification process using low levels of coupler/hydrotrope

The invention includes a solid rinse aid that is particularly designed for extrusion solid formation and which is effective for creating spotless surfaces after rinsing. According to the invention, application has identified the critical combination of solid surfactants, coupling agents, hydrotrope, and hardening agents that is acceptable in the extrusion... Ecolab Usa Inc

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10/12/17 / #20170292657

Temperature-stable paraffin inhibitor compositions

Disclosed are compositions including up to 20 wt % of a paraffin inhibiting polymer, a refined petroleum distillate and one or more low Log P molecules, wherein the compositions are stable and flow at a temperature between about 0° C. and −40° C., in many cases between about −20° C.... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/05/17 / #20170281820

Solid air freshener

The present invention relates to a solid pressed air freshener and odor neutralizer composition which can include greater than 10% fragrance. The air freshener comprises a fragrance; preferably the fragrance is impregnated within a water soluble substrate made from a foamed vegetable starch, a surfactant and a solidifier. The solid... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/05/17 / #20170287160

Analyzing images of pests using a mobile device application

Techniques for analyzing images of pests using a mobile device application are described. A mobile computing device may receive, via a graphical user interface (GUI), location information input corresponding to a location of a glueboard, an identification input of a pest type caught on the glueboard, and an image of... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274136

Medical weighing systems

A weighing system for medical applications may include a basin that has a base and a sloped sidewall that collectively form a bounded cavity with open top surface that receives and holds the material to be weighed. The basin may be free floating above the weighing device within a restricted... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/28/17 / #20170274157

Thermal treatment of surgical fluids

A surgical fluid thermal treatment system can be used during a procedure to heat or cool surgical fluid, e.g., prior to introducing the fluid into the body of a patient. In some examples, the system includes an open basin into which fresh surgical fluid is dispensed and a heater that... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267546

Method of monitoring naphthenic acids

Disclosed are methods of monitoring the presence of naphthenic acids and related compounds. In particular, the invention provides a method of continuously monitoring naphthenic acids and related compounds that break through a filtration step in a wastewater treatment process.... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/21/17 / #20170268171

Low capital bleaching of chemical pulp

Bleaching methods and formulations for bleaching/delignification processes for chemical pulp are provided. The bleaching methods utilize peroxide and an organomanganese complex under aqueous caustic conditions, increasing bleaching efficiency of the overall bleaching/delignification process. Chemical pulp having increased brightness can be obtained at decreased temperatures and with reduced stage time, resulting... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170258079

Couplers for medium-chain fatty acids and disinfecting compositions

A disinfecting shower cleaner composition including a medium-chain fatty acid coupled with a nonionic surfactant providing temperature stable antimicrobial compositions. The invention specifically relates to antimicrobial compositions including fatty acid antimicrobial agents coupled with an ethoxylated amine and methods of using the antimicrobial compositions.... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259223

Progressive tank using the same

Embodiments of the present disclosure involve methods, devices, and systems for hydrating polymers using multiple mixing chambers. Adjacent mixing chambers may be coupled using an under-over baffle, and each mixing chamber may be generally rectangular with rounded corners.... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259286

Measured dosing and spray bottle for multi-use applications and associated using

Embodiments include a bottle and method for cleaning a grill. An exemplary method may be applied to grills having an upper grill and a lower grill. Methods can include providing a bottle having a dosing chamber with a first outlet, a reservoir chamber configured to store a solution and including... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259443

Rapid polymer hydration

An apparatus for cutting polymer includes a rotor having a base with a first side and a second side opposite the first side. The rotor includes an outer annular wall extending from the first side and defining a number of slots, an inner annular wall defining a number of slots... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260076

Fluorescent monomers and tagged treatment polymers containing same for use in industrial water systems

The present disclosure relates to methods and compositions for making and using fluorescent monomers which are synthesized by reacting a substituted or non-substituted benzoxanthene anhydride with an amine and with a moiety containing a polymerizable group. Such monomers are useful for the preparation of tagged treatment polymers. Such tagged treatment... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260442

Mitigation of corrosion in geothermal systems

Corrosion inhibitor blends including one or more ether compounds, one or more quaternary ammonium compounds, and one or more fatty acid amine condensates are disclosed. The corrosion inhibitor blends can be used in methods of inhibiting corrosion of a metallic surface in a geothermal process. In one method, an effective... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260480

Pressed, self-solidifying, solid cleaning compositions and methods of making them

The present invention relates to a method of making a solid cleaning composition. The method can include pressing and/or vibrating a flowable solid of a self-solidifying cleaning composition. For a self-solidifying cleaning composition, pressing and/or vibrating a flowable solid determines the shape and density of the solid but is not... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260977

Positive displacement lact pump metering

A lease automatic custody transfer (LACT) system includes a pump assembly and meter system. The pump assembly is configured to pump a volume of fluid out of a storage container into a conduit. The pump assembly causes a pulsating flow of the volume of fluid through the conduit. The meter... Ecolab Usa Inc

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09/07/17 / #20170251663

Sanitizing rinse based on quat-anionic surfactant synergy

Rinse aids and sanitizing rinse aids for various applications, including institutional machine sanitizing are disclosed. In particular, concentrated and use compositions, such as concentrated liquid rinse aid compositions, employing a synergistic combination of a quaternary ammonium compound and anionic surfactant are disclosed. In particular, the present invention provides compositions and... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251665

Solid antimicrobial glutaraldehyde compositions and their uses

A solid glutaraldehyde composition is provided having an increased glass transition temperature. The glutaraldehyde can be used in a method of treating a wellbore or a subterranean formation, by introducing the composition to a wellbore or to an injection line within a wellbore in an amount effective to reduce biodegradation... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251666

One-part solid glutaraldehyde-quaternary ammonium inclusion or occlusion complexes and their uses

A solid glutaraldehyde composition is provided which incorporates a quaternary ammonium compound. The glutaraldehyde can be used in a method of treating a wellbore or a subterranean formation, by introducing the composition to a wellbore or to an injection line within a wellbore in an amount effective to reduce biodegradation... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/07/17 / #20170253813

Use of polyelectrolytes for the remediation of solids from oil field separation

The present invention generally relates to a method for separating solids from liquid in a slurry comprising solids and a liquid (e.g., an aqueous solution). More specifically, the method comprises contacting an effective amount of a high molecular weight polymeric flocculant with the slurry in a tanker truck or as... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/07/17 / #20170254021

Method of increasing paper bulk strength by using a diallylamine acryamide copolymer in a size press formulation containing starch

The disclosure provides methods and compositions for increasing the strength of a paper sheet. The method involves adding to the paper sheet an amine-containing polymer. The amine-containing polymer interacts with materials such as glyoxalated polyacrylamide or starch to make the paper stronger in terms including tensile strength, surface strength and... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/31/17 / #20170245499

Ether amines for enhanced sporicidal performance

A composition and method are used to treat articles suspected of contamination with bacterial spores. The composition and method are effective against bacterial spores selected from C. diff., C. botulinum, C. sporogenes, B. cereus, and B. subtilis. The article can be a textile or a hard surface. The method includes... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247641

Development of extensional viscosity for reduced atomization for diluted concentrate sprayer applications

A non-Newtonian concentrate composition includes a sensitizer or irritant, a surfactant, an anti-mist component and optionally a stability component. Example sensitizers and irritants include, but are not limited to, acids, quaternary compounds, and amines, and example anti-mist components include, but are not limited to, polyethylene oxide and polyacrylamide.... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247642

High alkaline warewash detergent with enhanced scale control and soil dispersion

Detergent compositions and methods of preparing and using the detergent compositions are disclosed. The detergent compositions comprise a polymer system comprising at least one polycarboxylic acid polymer, copolymer, or terpolymer, an alkalinity source comprising an alkali metal carbonate, a nonionic surfactant and water. The detergent compositions are suitable at alkaline... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247644

Sulfoperoxycarboxylic acids, their preparation and methods of use as bleaching and antimicrobial agents

The present invention relates to novel sulfoperoxycarboxylic acid compounds, and methods for making and using them. The sulfoperoxycarboxylic compounds of the invention are storage stable, water soluble and have low to no odor. Further, the compounds of the present invention can be formed from non-petroleum based renewable materials. The compounds... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247798

Corrosion inhibiting compositions to mitigate corrosion in environments containing elemental sulfur and/or polysulfides

A corrosion inhibiting composition is provided which comprises a salt of a fatty acid-amine condensate and an aromatic solvent. The composition can be used in reducing, inhibiting or preventing corrosion of a metal surface used in recovery, transportation, refining or storage of a hydrocarbon fluid containing elemental sulfur or polysulfide.... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/31/17 / #20170247841

Drainage management in multi-ply papermaking

Methods of producing a multi-ply paper product are provided. The methods comprise applying coagulant and/or hybrid coagulant-flocculant composition to an upper ply substrate disposed adjacent and above a lower ply substrate in an amount such that a portion of the coagulant and/or the hybrid coagulant-flocculant composition passes through the upper... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248276

Kinetic hydrate inhibitors for controlling gas hydrate formation in wet gas systems

The present invention generally relates to methods and hydrate inhibitor compositions for inhibiting the formation of hydrates in a fluid comprising gas and water. More specifically, the method comprises contacting a hydrate inhibitor composition to a fluid. The hydrate inhibitor composition comprises a nonpolar solvent; a polar solvent; and a... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248358

Ice handling container

The invention is an improved ice handling container and methods for using the container. The container includes a bottom wall with upstanding sidewalls terminating in a mouth. A bail having an apex and opposing ends is pivotally attached to opposing sidewalls of the container. The bail has a handle generally... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248522

Peroxycarboxylic acid compositions suitable for inline optical or conductivity monitoring

Peracid stable fluorescent active compounds in highly acidic, equilibrium peroxycarboxylic acid sanitizing compositions are disclosed as having improved fluorescent stability allowing for monitoring of peroxycarboxylic acid concentration by conductivity and/or optical sensors. Beneficially, the compositions are also low odor and low/no VOC dual functioning acid wash and sanitizing compositions.... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/24/17 / #20170238784

Use of recycled wash and rinse water for the pre-rinse operation of dishes

A dishwashing machine is used for pre-rinse operation of soiled dishes. A cavity is configured and arranged to contain the soiled dishes. A nozzle is proximate the cavity and is in fluid communication with the cavity. An accumulator pan accumulates wash and rinse water including cleaning chemicals used in a... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240799

Hydrazide crosslinked polymer emulsions for use in crude oil recovery

Emulsions of mobility control polymers can be used to increase recovery of crude oil from a subterranean hydrocarbon-containing formation. A flooding fluid comprising the polymer emulsions are injected into a well that is in contact with the subterranean hydrocarbon-containing formation. The polymers can be temporarily cross-linked via hydrolyzable crosslinking moieties... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240815
08/24/17 / #20170240844

Catalyzed non-staining high alkaline cip cleaner

A catalyzed highly alkaline cleaning composition for cleaning stainless steel and other surfaces, namely those treated in clean-in-place processes, is disclosed. The composition comprises gluconic acid or salt thereof (e.g. gluconate) to serve as a corrosion and stain inhibitor for the high alkalinity compositions. The composition retains the cleaning and... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240846

Solvent application in bottle wash using amidine based formulas

According to the invention, the compositions and methods provide for the complete removal of labels, synthetic glues and/or adhesives from a plurality of surfaces through the use of an aqueous or non-aqueous basic organic solvent and/or an amidine, optionally in combination with surfactants, chelants, acidulants and/or additional bottle wash additives.... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240928

Methods using short chain peracids for controlling biofuel fermentation process infection and yield loss

A process for the use of peracid compositions to eliminate and/or control the growth of undesirable bacteria, including contaminating bacteria, in the fermentation production of alcohol is disclosed. Beneficially, the peracid compositions and methods of use of the same do not interfere or inhibit the growth or replication of yeast... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231456

Cleaning tool with removable sock

A cleaning tool includes a shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end, where the shaft has a handle at the proximal end and a tool head at the distal end; and a sock removably mountable on the tool head. The tool head may include a through hole,... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233268

Apparatus for preparing and dispensing a flocculant solution to dewatering an aqueous process stream

The present invention relates to an apparatus (1), suitable for preparing and dispensing a flocculant solution to dewatering an aqueous process stream (4), wherein the apparatus (1) comprises a mixing pump (5) that mixes the flocculant solution and builds up a pressure onto the flocculant solution, and a maturing pressure... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233666

Alkyl diols for crude oil treatment

The present invention generally relates to methods and compounds for reducing paraffin or wax deposition in crude oil during processing, storage, or transportation. More specifically, the method comprises contacting the crude oil with a composition in an amount effective to reduce paraffin or was deposition.... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233674

Corn syrup, an inversion aid for water-in-oil polymer emulsions

The present invention generally relates to the method of using corn syrup to improve the inversion properties of water-in-oil (w/o) friction reducing polymers.... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233680

Hard surface cleaning compositions

Cleaning compositions that include a non-functionalized alkyl polyglycoside, a nonionic surfactant system, and water. In certain embodiments, the cleaning compositions are substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. Additionally, some embodiments of the invention are substantially free of butyl cellosolve. The cleaning composition is capable of removing both proteinaceous food soils... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233684

Detergent composition comprising phosphinosuccinic acid adducts and methods of use

Detergent compositions effective for controlling hard water scale accumulation are disclosed. Detergent compositions employing phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (PSO) derivatives with alkali metal carbonate and/or alkali metal hydroxide reduce had water scale accumulation on treated surfaces at alkaline conditions between about pH of 9 and... Ecolab Usa Inc








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