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 new patent  Medium chain peroxycarboxylic acid compositions

The present invention relates to compositions including medium chain peroxycarboxylic acid, methods for making these compositions, and methods for reducing the population of a microorganism. The compositions can include advantageously high levels of the medium chain peroxycarboxylic acid, can be readily made, and/or can exhibit reduced odor.... Ecolab Usa Inc

 new patent  Cleaning trolley

A cleaning trolley includes a base plate supported by rolling members; at least four upright hollow profiles for fixing cross walls arranged on the base plate, wherein each cross wall consists of two separate wall elements removably arranged back-to-back to each other and fixed by said upright hollow profiles; and... Ecolab Usa Inc

 new patent  Device to separate water and solids of spray water in a continuous caster, and method to monitor and control corrosion background

A system and methods are disclosed for treating cooling fluid in a continuous metal casting process having a spray chamber. In some embodiments, the system includes a first compartment with an intermittently operable outlet (e.g., valve) with an open state and a closed state, for removing particulate matter, and a... Ecolab Usa Inc

 new patent  Methods and compositions for clarifying produced waters for boiler feed waters

Disclosed are methods and compositions for coagulating and clarifying produced waters for use as boiler feed waters, for example for the generation of steam. The methods and compositions are especially useful for treatment of produced waters from steam-injection methods of tertiary oil recovery such as steam-assisted gravitational drainage. Disclosed are... Ecolab Usa Inc

Continuous on-line adjustable disinfectant/sanitizer/bleach generator

Methods and systems for on-site, continuous generation of peracid chemistry, namely peroxycarboxylic acids and peroxycarboxylic acid forming compositions, are disclosed. In particular, an adjustable biocide formulator or generator system is designed for on-site generation of peroxycarboxylic acids and peroxycarboxylic acid forming compositions from sugar esters. Methods of using the in... Ecolab Usa Inc

Surfactant assisted oil recovery using alcohol ether sulfonates and cationic surfactants

A composition comprising an alcohol ether sulfonate and a quaternary ammonium salt is provided for use in methods of increasing recovery of crude oil from a subterranean hydrocarbon-containing formation.... Ecolab Usa Inc

Additives for improving hydrocarbon recovery

Processes for recovering hydrocarbons from subterranean formations are disclosed. The hydrocarbon can be contacted with water or steam and one or more additives, and subsequently recovered. The hydrocarbon can be selected from the group consisting of heavy or light crude oil, bitumen, as oil sand ore, a tar sand ore... Ecolab Usa Inc

Enzyme-containing detergent and presoak composition and methods of using

A cleaning composition is provided including an alkalinity source, builder, surfactant, water, a reducing agent and amylase in the ratio of from about 1:1 to about 1:3 wherein the total amount of amylase in the composition is equal to or less than about 1.0 weight percent; and wherein the composition... Ecolab Usa Inc

Systems and methods for manifold valves

A fluid dispenser system is disclosed that can have a plurality of dispensers, each having a valve. Each valve can be connectable in series with another valve. The dispenser system can include a manifold permitting passage of a common fluid therethrough. Any of the valves connected to two adjacent valves... Ecolab Usa Inc

Wetting agents for aseptic filling

The present invention is directed to wetting agent compositions and methods for making and using the wetting agent compositions. The compositions of the invention include a sheeting agent, a defoaming agent, and an association disruption agent. The wetting agent compositions of the present invention result in a faster draining/drying time... Ecolab Usa Inc

Preparation of new stable hydrogen sulfide scavengers useful in both water as well as oil medium applications

The disclosure provides compositions and methods that are useful in removing, lowering, or otherwise controlling hydrogen sulfide and mercaptans. The compositions and methods can be used in any industry where hydrogen sulfide poses problems, such as when dealing with crude oil based, natural gas based, and/or coal based products. In... Ecolab Usa Inc

Methods for forming peroxyformic acid and uses thereof

The present invention relates generally to methods for forming peroxyformic acid, comprising contacting formic acid with hydrogen peroxide. The methods for forming peroxyformic acid can include adding formic acid with a relatively lower concentration of hydrogen peroxide, or adding formic acid to a peroxycarboxylic acid composition or forming composition to... Ecolab Usa Inc

Methods and systems for analyzing a liquid medium

Methods and systems for colorimetrically analyzing a liquid medium by analyzing chemical test strip images are provided. The liquid medium can be industrial water in an industrial water system. Image analyzing software carries out the analysis. The results of the analysis can be used to diagnosing a chemical treatment regimen... Ecolab Usa Inc

Use of fluorescent polymers in marking compositions for the diagnostic determination of cleaning performance

The present invention generally relates to fluorescent marking compositions and their use to determine whether a surface has been cleaned. More particularly, the marking compositions comprise fluorescent polymers.... Ecolab Usa Inc

Modification of iron-based media for water treatment

Methods of modification of zero-valent iron (ZVI) to improve its performance in removing contaminants from a discharge stream. In some aspects, the methods include contacting ZVI-impregnated disks with solutions containing metal cations such as Ni2+, Cu2+, Fe2+, or Pd2+. In some aspects, a wastewater stream is treated with a metal... Ecolab Usa Inc

Paraffin inhibitors, and paraffin suppressant compositions and methods

Disclosed are paraffin inhibitors, paraffin suppressant compositions, and methods of making and using them. The paraffin inhibitors comprise polymers of a maleic moiety polymerized with at least two olefins having hydrocarbon chains of a different length from each other. When added to hydrocarbon media such as crude oils to form... Ecolab Usa Inc

Paraffin suppressant compositions and methods

Disclosed herein are paraffin suppressant compositions, and methods of making and using them. The compositions comprise a paraffin inhibitor, a hydrocarbon-soluble hydrotrope equivalent, and optionally one or more additional paraffin dispersants. When added to hydrocarbon media such as crude oils to form crude oil compositions, the suppressant compositions inhibit the... Ecolab Usa Inc

Interaction between quaternary compounds and anionic surfactants - foam enhancement and stabilization and preferred foaming antimicrobial compositions

The present disclosure describes antimicrobial, sanitizing and other applications employing a synergistic combination of a quaternary ammonium compound and an anionic surfactant. The present disclosure is also related to non-antimicrobial applications employing a synergistic combination of a quaternary ammonium compound and an anionic and/or nonionic surfactant. The present disclosure is... Ecolab Usa Inc

Fatty alcohols and esters for crude oil treatment

Compounds are provided that can be used in methods 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

Refillable dispensing systems and components

A closed-loop refillable dispensing system may include one or more reusable or refillable product packages configured to dock with an automated filling station. The automated filling station automatically mixes concentrated chemical product with a diluent and dispenses the resulting chemical product solution. The product package may include a fitment insert... Ecolab Usa Inc

Moderately alkaline cleaning compositions for proteinaceous and fatty soil removal at low temperatures

The present invention comprises chlorinated and non-chlorinated alkaline cleaning compositions for removal of proteinaceous and fatty soils at low temperature, i.e. less than 120° F., with little or no deleterious affect on cleaning performance. According to the invention, applicants have found that adding additional alkalinity makes protein removal more difficult... Ecolab Usa Inc

Deposit monitor

Fluid flow systems can include one or more resistance temperature detectors (RTDs) in contact with the fluid flowing through the system. One or more RTDs can be operated in a heating mode and a measurement mode. Thermal behavior of the one or more RTDs can be analyzed to characterize a... Ecolab Usa Inc

Method and predicting depletion of deionization tanks and optimizing delivery schedules

Systems for analyzing and monitoring deionization tank system performance in a fluid flow system and generating delivery schedules for servicing deionization tanks can include a conductivity sensor and a fluid flow meter. Data regarding the amount and conductivity of fluid flowing through the deionization tank system can be used to... Ecolab Usa Inc

Treatment of animal carcasses

Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms,... Ecolab Usa Inc

Solid detergent compositions and methods of adjusting the dispense rate of solid detergents using solid anionic surfactants

A method of adjusting dispense rate of a solid detergent block of a detergent composition is described here. A solid detergent block is produced from this method may have a predetermined dispense rate or a comparable dispense rate as a solid detergent block produced by extruding method. A process for... Ecolab Usa Inc

Detergent compositions containing a stabilized enzyme by phosphonates

Detergent compositions that contain an enzyme, alkaline source, and phosphonate or amine phosphonate salt are described here. A use solution of the detergent compositions containing disclosed phosphonates can retain its enzyme activity for an extended period of time. Specifically, one specific type of phosphonates and another specific type of amine... Ecolab Usa Inc

Sulfonated modifiers for froth flotation

Improved sparge compositions for reverse froth flotation separation and uses thereof, and methods of reverse froth flotation are described. The sparge compositions comprise sulfonated polymeric modifiers which can act as dispersants and depressants, and the compositions are suitably used in the reverse froth flotation of particulate material containing ultrafine particles.... Ecolab Usa Inc

Sulfonated modifiers for froth flotation

Improved sparge compositions for reverse froth flotation separation and uses thereof, and methods of reverse froth flotation are described. The sparge compositions comprise sulfonated polymeric modifiers which can act as dispersants and depressants, and the compositions are suitably used in the reverse froth flotation of particulate material containing ultrafine particles.... Ecolab Usa Inc

Sustainable laundry sour compositions with iron control

Linen treatment compositions and linen processes are disclosed which help to prevent iron deposition from wash water, and/or redeposition after iron containing stain (such as blood) removal by alkaline detergents. The linen treatment composition is a combination of a hydroxycarboxylic acid and an acid source, which may be organic or... Ecolab Usa Inc

Conductivity sensor with void correction

Systems and methods can be used for correcting for the presence of voids in a fluid when measuring the conductivity thereof. The conductivity of a fluid can be measured using a conductivity sensor. Capacitance electrodes can be used to measure the capacitance of the fluid. The measured capacitance affected by... Ecolab Usa Inc

Interaction between antimicrobial quaternary compounds and anionic surfactants

The invention provides activated or inactivated compositions combining quaternary ammonium compounds and anionic surfactants or acids. The invention further provides activated or inactivated compositions combining quaternary ammonium compounds and anionic chelants or polymers. Activated antimicrobial compositions comprised of a quaternary ammonium compound having less than a C20 chain length, and... Ecolab Usa Inc

Retractable nozzle for dosing or dispensing high viscosity materials

A retractable nozzle assembly is configured for dosing or dispensing highly viscous materials. The retractable nozzle assembly may be fitted to a delivery device containing a highly viscous chemical product to be dispensed. The retractable nozzle assembly may be actuated by hand, by mechanical action, or by any electromechanical device... Ecolab Usa Inc

Synergistic protein soil removal through novel chelator combination

The invention relates to a concentrated detergent composition comprising surfactant, alkali metal carbonate, methylglycinediacetic acid, glutamic acid N,N-diacetic acid, and alkali metal tripolyphosphate. The composition is particularly suited to remove protein soil in warewashing applications.... Ecolab Usa Inc

System and treating items with insecticide

A system and method for treating items suspected of insect infestation is described. The items are placed in a treatment space inside a treatment container together with a composition comprising one or more volatile components with insecticidal activity. The composition is applied to an absorbent material capable of containing the... Ecolab Usa Inc

Antiviral compositions and methods for inactivating non-enveloped viruses using alkyl 2-hydroxycarboxylic acids

The present invention is directed to antiviral compositions that provide efficacy against non-envelope viruses such as noroviruses. The antiviral compositions comprise an alkyl 2-hydroxycarboxylic acid and an effective amount of a sulfonated surfactant. The composition may be used as a topical on human skin, as a hand sanitizer or as... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/01/18 / #20180030000

Azole derivatives for corrosion mitigation

Anticorrosion compounds and compositions can be used in methods for preventing metal corrosion. More specifically, the method comprises contacting an anticorrosion composition to an aqueous system in contact with a metal. The anticorrosion composition comprises substituted and/or hydrogenated benzotriazoles and tolyltriazoles.... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/01/18 / #20180030345

Corrosion inhibiting polymer compositions, mixtures, and methods of using the same

Disclosed herein are polymer compositions useful for inhibiting corrosion of metal surfaces in industrial process water recirculating systems. The polymer compositions include interpolymers of about 90 mol % to about 97 mol % of a first monomer, about 0.01 mol % to about 5 mol % of a second monomer... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/01/18 / #20180030360

Antifouling and hydrogen sulfide scavenging compositions

Disclosed herein are scavenging and antifouling compositions useful in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas. Also disclosed herein are methods of using the compositions as scavengers and antifoulants, particularly in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/01/18 / #20180030381

Rinse aid composition comprising a terpolmer of maleic, vinyl acetate and ethyl acrylate

Rinse aid compositions, methods of use, and methods of making said composition are disclosed. The rinse aid compositions can be solid or liquid. The rinse aid compositions comprise a defoamer, a sheeting agent, and a terpolyer of of maleic, vinyl acetate, and ethyl acrylate. Preferred sheeting agents include one or... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/01/18 / #20180030651

Method and compositions for oxygen delignification of chemical pulp

The present disclosure provides methods and compositions for improving the oxygen delignification process. The methods may include adding low doses of a borohydride stabilized in an alkaline solution to brownstock pulp. The methods may result in significant chemical savings, increased pulp brightness, increased pulp yield, and reduced kappa number.... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/25/18 / #20180022621

Control of industrial water treatment via digital imaging

Systems for and methods of monitoring and analyzing deposit in an industrial water system are provided. The methods comprise heating a substrate while the substrate contacts industrial water in the industrial water system to form deposit on the substrate. A series of digital images of the substrate while the substrate... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/25/18 / #20180022622

Capacitive de-ionization mineral reduction system and method

A fluid treatment system is provided, comprising a capacitive deionization (CapDI) system for removing dissolved solids from a fluid. A controller is arranged in a closed feedback loop with the CapDI system to verify whether measured conductivity of the fluid corresponds to a set point conductivity value, and if the... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/25/18 / #20180023037

Warewashing composition containing alkanol amine phosphonate and methods of use

Alkaline ware wash detergents containing an alkali metal alkalinity source and alkanol amine phosphonate scale inhibitors and methods of employing the same for superior cleaning efficacy and hard water scale control are disclosed. Alkanol amine phosphonates beneficially reduce scale build-up, including calcium carbonate scale build-up from alkaline detergents used with... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/25/18 / #20180023038

Methods and cleaning solutions for removing chewing gum and other sticky food substances

Cleaning compositions and methods for removing chewing gum, its components and other sticky soils from surfaces, especially production facilities, are disclosed. Cleaning composition solutions that do not require a rinse step are disclosed and suitable for treatment of surfaces having indirect food contact. In an aspect, the cleaning compositions and... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/25/18 / #20180023039

Use of amino carboxylate for enhancing metal protection in alkaline detergents

The invention includes ware detergent compositions which prevent buildup of precipitates and also surprisingly provides significant metal protection of items exposed to alkaline detergent composition. According to the invention alkaline ware detergents may include an effective amount of amino carboxylate. Surprisingly, detergents which included amino carboxylate also provided significant metal... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024031

Control of industrial water treatment via digital imaging

A method of analyzing a substrate contacting a fluid present in an industrial system is provided. The method comprises creating a series of digital images of the substrate while contacting the fluid present in the industrial system. A region of interest in the series of digital images of the substrate... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/25/18 / #20180024202

Battery condition detection in hand hygiene product dispensers

Systems and methods for detection and analysis of battery condition information may be used with respect to, for example, battery powered hand hygiene product dispensers. The battery condition information may be used to identify potential low battery conditions, the type of dispenser, the type or form of product dispensed, and/or... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/18/18 / #20180015509

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

01/18/18 / #20180016166

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

01/18/18 / #20180016172

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

01/18/18 / #20180016488

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

01/18/18 / #20180016773

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

01/18/18 / #20180017522

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

01/11/18 / #20180007895

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

01/11/18 / #20180008974

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

01/11/18 / #20180009565

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

01/11/18 / #20180009768

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

01/11/18 / #20180010068

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

01/11/18 / #20180010069

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

01/11/18 / #20180010950

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

01/04/18 / #20180000054

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

01/04/18 / #20180001262

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

01/04/18 / #20180002547

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

01/04/18 / #20180002613

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

01/04/18 / #20180002634

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

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01/04/18 / #20180002646

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

12/28/17 / #20170368520

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

12/28/17 / #20170369718

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

12/28/17 / #20170369759

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

12/28/17 / #20170369800

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

12/21/17 / #20170362494
12/21/17 / #20170362548

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

12/14/17 / #20170355628

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

12/14/17 / #20170355798

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

12/14/17 / #20170355846

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

12/14/17 / #20170355902

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

12/07/17 / #20170347644

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

12/07/17 / #20170347645

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

12/07/17 / #20170349462

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

11/30/17 / #20170339952

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

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11/30/17 / #20170341086

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

11/30/17 / #20170342663

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








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