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Use of an encapsulated chlorine bleach particle to reduce gas evolution during dispensing

The present disclosure relates to use of an encapsulated chlorine bleach to reduce gas evolution when reacted with sodium bromide during dispensing. The compositions include a coated chlorine combined with the sodium bromide which beneficially suppresses the chemical reaction, and therefore gas release, while providing a single, solid, all-in-one composition. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Brown stock wash control

Methods of and systems for controlling dosing of drainage aid and optionally defoamer to brown stock of a brown stock washing process are provided. Certain embodiments of the invention provide independent control of drainage aid and/or defoamer to brown stock, which tends to provide improved efficiency in dosing each of the drainage aid and the defoamer.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Controlled release solid scale inhibitors

. . Compositions and methods of preparation and use for controlled release solid scale inhibitors used in hydraulic fracturing operations in oil and gas wells. The controlled release scale inhibitors comprise amorphous glass which is a reaction product of a phosphorus-containing compound, a calcium-containing compound, a magnesium-containing compound and base. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Creping adhesives containing functionalized crosslinked resins

Creping adhesives can include one or more crosslinked resins having the chemical formula (o), (p), or (q), where rx can be a crosslinking moiety, each ry can independently be a substituted or unsubstituted organic diyl moiety, and each a− can independently be an anion. The creping adhesive can have a cylinder probe adhesion of about 100 gram-force to about 300 gram-force. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Colorimetric detection and quantitative estimation of peracids using a redox sensitive leuco dye

A composition, method and kit for quantifying the concentration of one peracid or the total concentration of two or more peracids in a water source are disclosed. In particular, an oxidation sensitive or peroxycarboxylic acid selective leuco dye is used to react only with one or more peroxycarboxylic acids in a water source but not with peroxide usually co-existing in the water source. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Squeeze treatment for in situ scavenging of hydrogen sulfide

A method of performing a squeeze treatment comprises pumping a treatment fluid under pressure through a wellbore into a subterranean formation, wherein the treatment fluid includes a hydrogen sulfide scavenging compound that adsorbs onto the subterranean formation in a region around the wellbore. Production fluids are then allowed to flow from the subterranean formation into the wellbore, wherein the production fluids contact the adsorbed hydrogen sulfide scavenging compound as the production fluids flow through the region around the wellbore, and wherein the production fluids contain hydrogen sulfide that reacts with the hydrogen sulfide scavenging compound to reduce an amount of hydrogen sulfide in the production fluids before the production fluids flow into the wellbore.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Controlled dissolution solid product dispenser

A method, apparatus, and system for obtaining a solution from a solid product are disclosed. A solid product is housed in a dispenser. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Peroxyformic acid compositions for membrane filtration cleaning in energy services

Peroxyformic acid compositions for treatment and removal of biofilm growth and mineral deposits on membranes for energy services applications are disclosed. In particular, peroxyformic acid compositions are generated in situ or on site generation for the reduction and prevention, of biofilms and the mitigation of mineral buildup on the membranes. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Top-pressure recovery turbine deposition control

Disclosed are methods useful in applications relating to blast furnace processes. The methods of the present invention provide enhanced deposition inhibition of particulate matter in top-pressure recovery turbines. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Hydrogen sulfide scavengers for polymer treated asphalt

Scavenging compounds and compositions useful in reducing sulfide emissions from polymer treated asphalt, such as polyphosphoric acid, are disclosed. The scavengers include hexamethyl-enetetramine, water-free triazine, and water-free 1,3,5-triazine derivatives of formula i. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Quaternary cationic polymers

A cationic polymer salt composition is provided that includes a reaction product derived from reaction of a polyamine or a polyalkyleneimine and a substituted alkyl trialkyl quaternary ammonium salt. Also provided are surfactant compositions. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Alternative additives to enhance slurry dewatering

The invention provides methods and compositions for improving dewatering of mineral slurry. The method comprises adding an r-succinic compound (such as octadecenyl succinic acid, hexadecenyl succinic acid, and/or dodecenyl succinic acid) to the slurry. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Functionalized silicones for froth flotation

Improved sparge compositions for froth flotation separation, methods of using them, and uses thereof are described. The compositions are suitably used in the froth flotation of particulate material containing ultrafine particles, and are well suited to the froth flotation separation of finely comminuted poor (low-grade) ores. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Antifouling compositions for petroleum process streams

Disclosed herein are antifouling compositions including a combination of one or more dispersant polymers and one or more inhibitors, the one or more dispersant polymers including the polymerized residues of one or more α-olefins and maleic anhydride, further wherein the maleic anhydride residues are reacted with a primary amine; and the one or more inhibitors including a functionalized p-phenylene diamine. Concentrates of the antifouling compositions in solvents are stable and pourable at temperatures of 0° c. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155644

Polymeric dispersants for petroleum process streams

Disclosed herein are methods and compositions for reducing fouling by natural and synthetic foulants that tend to precipitate during petroleum collecting, processing, transporting, and storing. The method includes applying one or more antifouling polymers to a petroleum product to form a treated petroleum product, wherein fouling by the treated petroleum product is reduced and a stable dispersion is formed over a wide range of processing conditions. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155609

Thiol-formyl hemiacetal corrosion inhibitors

The present invention generally relates to compositions and methods for inhibiting corrosion at a surface in the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/07/18 / #20180155203

Polyaluminum salts and their uses in preparation of high-purity colloidal aluminum-silica composite particles and zeolites

Disclosed are novel aqueous aluminum complex compositions and methods of making and using them. The novel compositions comprise very low halide content, even when made from aluminum chlorohydrate. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/07/18 / #20180154404

Packaging concept for solid products

A device for packaging and dispensing a chemical product is provided. The device may include a first portion connected to a second portion. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/31/18 / #20180148632

Composition for remediating iron sulfide in oilfield production systems

A composition for inhibiting corrosion and/or removing hydrocarbonaceous deposits in oil and gas applications is provided. The composition comprises an iron sulfide dissolver, an organic solvent, and a corrosion inhibitor.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142792

Material supply system with valve assembly

A material supply assembly includes a valve assembly having an outer valve member and an inner valve member rotatable relative to the outer valve member. A plurality of discharge seals may be provide between the outer valve member and the inner valve member, with one of the discharge seals extending around openings of the outer valve member or openings of the inner valve member. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/24/18 / #20180142102

Enhancing release of bulk solids from a surface

Methods of enhancing release of bulk solids from a surface are provided. The methods comprise wetting the surface with a substance comprising water, a fatty acid, an emulsifier, and a carrier oil. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141822

Colloidal compositions and methods of preparing same

Colloidal compositions and methods of preparing same are provided. The colloidal compositions include a silicate and a metal dispersed therein. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141076

Material supply system with valve assembly

A material supply assembly includes a valve assembly having an outer valve member and an inner valve member rotatable relative to the outer valve member. A base assembly includes an base structure and an actuator. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/24/18 / #20180141010

Method and apparatus for dispensing solid product

A dispensing system includes a dispenser, a logic device, a nozzle, a diluent source, and a solid product. The logic device controls spray on and spray off cycles to pulse diluent supplied to the nozzle. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134996

Use of sugars in a stabilization matrix and solid compositions

The use of sugars in a stabilization matrix and solid detergent compositions is disclosed along with methods of making and using the solid detergent compositions.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134984

Lubricant for conveying containers

The passage of a container along a conveyor is lubricated by applying to the container or conveyor a lubricant composition comprising a water-miscible silicone material having a silicone emulsion wherein the silicone emulsion contains less than 500 ppm of a triethanolamine salts of alkyl benzene sulfonic acid compounds.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/17/18 / #20180134589

Use of oxidizing and non-oxidizing biocides for control of bacteria tolerant to stabilized-oxidant treatment

The disclosure provides treatment strategies that prevent or control the growth of organisms that degrade oxidant stabilizers in oxidant-stabilized biocides. This allows stabilized halogen programs to perform at their intended level and prevents the need for increased halogen usage in an attempt to maintain control of these microbial populations and reduce the halogen-demand created by their enzyme byproducts.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127691

Methods of using a soil release polymer

The invention provides methods of cleaning including the use of a soil release polymer. In some embodiments, the soil release polymer can be included in a neutral to low alkalinity prewash or main wash that is substantially free of hydroxide-based alkalinity. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127688

Non-aqueous cleaner for vegetable oil soils

The invention discloses cleaning compositions which employ a synergistic combination of a ester solvent, preferably a fatty acid methyl ester in combination with one or more linear alkyl amines. The alkyl amines act as to remove and suspend organic oils which have been burnt or adhered to a surface with heat and may even be used alone as a soil removal agent. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127683

Cleaning compositions and methods of use

A composition comprises from 0.1 to 30 wt-% of one or more amino acids, 0.1 to 30 wt-% of one or more surfactants, and optionally one or more hydrotropes. The amino acids may be selected from arginine (“arg”), lysine (“lys”), histidine (“his”), glycine (“gly”), or combinations thereof. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127679

Conveyor lubricants including emulsions and methods employing them

The present disclosure relates to conveyor lubricant compositions including an emulsion. The present disclosure also relates to methods of employing such lubricant compositions. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127678

Lubrication of transfer plates using an oil or oil in water emulsions

This disclosure relates to transfer plate lubricant compositions and methods of transporting open containers across stationary transfer plates.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/10/18 / #20180127261

Mass based low product indicator

A dispenser dispenses a consumable product from a container. The container is supported within a housing by a container holder. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/19/18 / #20180105442

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/19/18 / #20180104624

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 second compartment that receives particle-free fluid from the first compartment. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103820

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 an upper frame for securing the at least four upright hollow profiles. Further, the cleaning trolley may include a primary section and a secondary section, each section having a base plate supported by rolling members, wherein the primary section and the secondary section are removably connected by a connection mechanism, which connection mechanism contains a pedal pivotably attached to the bottom side of the base plate of the secondary section, and its actuation releases claws which in connection position are engaged with the primary section.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/19/18 / #20180103636

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

04/12/18 / #20180100597

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100126

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 is substantially free of polyols, alkanolamine, phosphates, and boric acid. A method of presoaking soiled substrates is further provided. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100098

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/12/18 / #20180100097

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

04/12/18 / #20180098537

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/05/18 / #20180095043

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093948

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 react with hydrogen peroxide in the compositions. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/05/18 / #20180093941

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/05/18 / #20180092351

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/29/18 / #20180087009

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086968

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086862

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/29/18 / #20180086650

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+. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/29/18 / #20180085483

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

03/22/18 / #20180079977

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

03/15/18 / #20180075399

Method and apparatus for 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 predict a remaining capacity of the deionization tank system. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/15/18 / #20180073996

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/15/18 / #20180072967

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/15/18 / #20180071762

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/08/18 / #20180066213

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/08/18 / #20180066208

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/08/18 / #20180064123

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, preferably a mixture of a c2-c4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a c8-c12 peroxycarboxylic acid. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/01/18 / #20180057680

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

03/01/18 / #20180057679

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

02/22/18 / #20180052133

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/22/18 / #20180051236

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 inorganic. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/15/18 / #20180044613

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

02/15/18 / #20180043390

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/15/18 / #20180042228

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/08/18 / #20180036266

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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/08/18 / #20180035665

System and method for 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 oil and natural gas.. ... 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 that is chemically different from the first monomer, and about 0.01 mol % to about 5 mol % of a third monomer that is chemically different from the first and second monomers; and optionally a fourth monomer that is chemically different from the first, second, and third monomers. ... 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. ... 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 to detect occurrence of a battery replacement event in a hand hygiene product dispenser. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 hard water sources. ... 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 measured conductivity of the fluid does not correspond to the set point conductivity value, adjust the operation of the capdi system to match the set point conductivity value. ... 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. ... 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

01/18/18 / #20180016773

Apparatus, method and system for 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 source and an outlet in fluid communication with a user reception point. ... 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. ... 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 or sodium fluoride may induce alkalinity reduction as well as hardness reduction. ... 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 from about 18 dl/g to about 30 dl/g. ... 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 wares.. ... 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 an out-of-product signal, and executing a corrective action. Performing the out-of-product check includes directing light into the fluid delivery medium, generating a detector output based on detected light within the fluid delivery medium, determining an out-of-product state within the fluid delivery medium based on a comparison of the detector output to an out-of-product threshold, starting an out-of-product timer, when the out-of-product state is determined, and determining an out-of-product event when the out-of-product timer reaches a threshold out-of-product time period.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

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; from 0.1 to 5 wt-% surfactant; from 0 to 5 wt-% solvent; and water, and has a ph from 9 to 12.5. ... 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 dimethylamine oxide or c14-alkyl diethylamine oxide or c14-alkyl methylethylamine oxide; at least one anion tenside of: a dodecyl (oxyethylen)w sulfat, wherein w represents an average addition mole number ranging from about 1 to about 10, and/or at least one polyoxyalkylene alkyl ether carboxylic acid or salt thereof represented by formula (i): ro-(ao)n-1-a′-coomm (i) wherein, r represents a linear and/or branched alkyl group having about 8 to about 18 carbon atoms; ao represents an alkylene oxy group having about 2 to about 4 carbon atoms; n represents an average addition mole number ranging from about 1 to about 20; a′ represents an alkylene group having about 1 to about 3 carbon atoms; m represents h or a cation; and m represents the number equal to a valence number of m; —a source of alkalinity; and —water.. . ... 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 wash water to form an emulsion; and resolving said emulsion into an aqueous phase and crude oil having a reduced metals content.. . ... 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. ... 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 the industrial water system using the at least one sensor; relaying the measured parameter to the electronic device; adjusting the protocol based on the measured parameter; delivering a concentrated treatment chemical into a stream of the industrial water system according to the adjusted protocol, the concentrated treatment chemical comprising an active ingredient, the active ingredient traced as necessary, the active ingredient having a concentration; repeating the measuring, the adjusting, and the delivering; and optionally repeating the steps for n-number of parameters, n-number of active ingredients, and/or n-number of concentrated treatment chemicals.. ... 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 the chemical program to optimize the system parameters. ... 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. ... 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 base thereof. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/28/17 / #20170368520

Apparatus, method and system for 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). ... Ecolab Usa Inc

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 for an activated bleach composition. ... 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. ... 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 weight of from about 10 kda to about 2,000 kda.. . ... 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 paraffin crystallization or dispersing crystalized paraffin wax in crude oils and compositions comprising crude oils. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/14/17 / #20170355628

Fluorescent water treatment compounds and method of 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. ... 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. ... 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 acid, methylglycine diacetic acid, nitrilotriacetic acid, and alkali metal salts thereof, and a mixture of two or more thereof and to the aqueous disinfectant solution obtainable by mixing and diluting components (a) and (b) in water. The invention further relates to a method of disinfecting surface and instruments, particularly flexible endoscopes, using said aqueous disinfectant solution.. ... 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. ... 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 ph value (δ1) and a target ph value (δ2), and adding ph adjuster into the mixture via a ph control unit and mixing to obtain a product with the target ph value. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

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; (ii) m comprises at least one of the following metal or metalloid cations: boron, magnesium, aluminum, calcium, titanium, vanadium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, zirconium, molybdenum, palladium, silver, cadmium, tin, platinum, gold, and bismuth; (iii) s comprises a sulfur-based species selected from at least one of the following: sulfide salts, dithiocarbamates, polymer-based dithiocarbamates, and polysulfide salts; (iii) f is an optional component and if present comprises at least one of the following: a functionalized organosilane, a sulfur-containing organosilane, an amine-containing organosilane, and an alkyl-containing organosilane at a surface area coverage of 0.01-100%; (iv) the molar ratio of y/x is equal to about 0.01 to about 0.5 and the molar ratio of x/z is equal to about 0.1 to about 300 if sio2 is present, and if sio2 is absent x is 0 and z is 1; and (v) the molar ratio of a/z is about 0.5 to about 5.. . ... 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. ... 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

11/23/17 / #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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 / #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 fluids, particularly for natural gas, crude oil, field oil, fuel oil, naphtha, gasoline, kerosene, diesel, slurry oil, gas oil, resid, refinery gas, coal gas, tar, asphalt, coke gas, ammonia synthesis gas, gas from an industrial gas stream, or a sulfurization plant.. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328856

Electrochemical sensor and method of 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 of operation, and initiating sensor operation. ... 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, a stepping motor (28) as driving means for reciprocating said diaphragm (20), wherein the stepping motor (28) comprises a controller (34) for actuating the stepping motor (28), and an external control unit (36) for operating the controller (34) of the stepping motor (28), wherein the external control unit (36) is connected to the controller (34) by a power supply line (38) for transmitting an operating signal (42, 46) to the controller (34), wherein the operating signal (42, 46) is a start signal for operating the diaphragm pump (10), in particular the stepping motor (28), at preset parameters. The diaphragm pump (10) according to the invention offers increased cost efficiency of the diaphragm pump (10) by integrating the power supply and the transfer of operating signals from the control unit (36) to the controller (34).. ... 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 the paper, and inpcreases both the wet and dry strength of the paper product.. ... 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 1,200,000 to about 7,500,000, and a cationic charge of from about 5 mol % to about 50 mol %. ... 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. ... 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 of the coated particulate. The particulates provide long-term scale inhibition downhole in subterranean reservoirs where temperatures exceed 70° c.. ... 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 the dishwasher, a logic unit, in particular wherein the logic unit is connectable to the dishwasher interface and the dispenser interface, and a current sensor for measuring an electrical current consumed by the dishwasher, wherein the current sensor is connected to the logic unit. By replacing costly water meters by a current sensor, the cost efficiency of the washing system may be increased. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/09/17 / #20170321165

Two step method of 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. ... 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

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 monomer. ... 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 example aqueous solutions that are corrosive to metal containments such as carbon-steel pipes. ... 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 amino functional compound. ... 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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306265

Leather and/or vinyl cleaner and moisturizer and method of 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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

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 / #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 the glueboard. ... 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. ... 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 heats the fluid in the basin. ... 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 range of travel. ... 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. ... 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

09/14/17 / #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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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. ... 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 and extending from the first side and surrounded by, and spaced apart from, the outer annular wall. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259286

Measured dosing and spray bottle for multi-use applications and associated method of 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. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259223

Progressive tank system and method for 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








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