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12/31/15 / #20150376675

Endospore detection using hydrophobic collection material

In situ optical analysis of bacterial endospores can be inhibited when the endospores are present within an optically active carrier medium. To help isolate the endospores from the carrier medium, in some examples, the carrier medium is passed through a hydrophobic material that captures the endospores via hydrophobic attraction. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/31/15 / #20150376548

Solid fabric conditioner composition and method of use

The present invention relates to a composition and method for treating a textile under industrial and institutional fabric care conditions to impart softness with reduced yellowing. More particularly, the present invention relates to a solid fabric conditioning composition and a method for treating a textile with a solid fabric conditioning composition.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/24/15 / #20150368592

Catalyzed non-staining high alkaline cip cleaner

A catalyzed highly alkaline cleaning composition for cleaning stainless steel and other surfaces, namely those treated in clean-in-place processes, is disclosed. The composition comprises gluconic acid or salt thereof (e.g. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367363

Composition for dust control and improved material handling

The invention provides methods and compositions for blends of glycerin and polyvinyl acetate emulsions which effectively decrease the dust forming tendency of particulate materials such as mineral fertilizer(s). These blends also reduce the caking tendency of mineral fertilizer(s), helping to maintain a free flowing material. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/24/15 / #20150367299

Stirrer

A stirrer having a motor; a hollow shaft that is drivable via the motor and is provided with at least one additive outlet opening, via which an additive passed through the hollow shaft can be discharged; and a rotor arranged on the hollow shaft and having rotor blades, characterized in that a second rotor having rotor blades is provided on the hollow shaft at a distance from the first rotor, and in that the at least one additive outlet opening is provided between the two rotors, wherein the rotors are designed and drivable such that, during operation, a negative pressure and a centrifugal force are generated in the intermediate space defined between the rotors.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/17/15 / #20150362466

Real time indicator for quaternary ammonium compound concentration

The present disclosure generally relates to a color indicator that signals when the concentration of an antimicrobial solution changes. In some embodiments, the color indicator is specific for changes in the concentration of an antimicrobial quaternary ammonium compound in an antimicrobial solution. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/17/15 / #20150362086

Check valve for a fluid flow regulation system

Embodiments include a flow regulating device. The flow regulating device may include a check valve. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/17/15 / #20150361385

Enhanced catalyst stability for alkaline detergent formulations

Stabilized catalyst detergent compositions are provided in solid alkaline detergent formulations are disclosed. The compositions are suitable for use with additional detergent and/or bleaching compositions while providing stabilized catalysts within an encapsulated cellulose derivative coating. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/17/15 / #20150361383

Enhanced catalyst stability in activated peroxygen and/or alkaline detergent formulations

Stabilized catalyst detergent compositions are provided in solid formulations of detergents including an active oxygen source and/or a highly alkaline detergent composition. The compositions are suitable for use with additional detergent and/or bleaching compositions while providing stabilized catalysts within a polymeric matrix. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/17/15 / #20150361380

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

12/10/15 / #20150354067

Water soluble substituted imidazolines as corrosion inhibitors for ferrous metals

Corrosion inhibitors and methods for inhibiting or reducing corrosion of metallic surfaces are provided. A corrosion inhibitor composition may include a water soluble substituted imidazoline or a hydrolysis product thereof. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/03/15 / #20150345032

Control of sugar evaporator scale using sugar or sugar moieties

Methods of cleaning sugar evaporators with a cleaning composition comprising a sugar or sugar-moiety containing compound are disclosed. The methods are capable of improved scale and fouling removal from treated surfaces, including scale containing calcium oxalate, calcium dihydrogen phosphate, silica and/or other components from sugar evaporators. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/03/15 / #20150345031

Specific 3-alkylamino-2-hydroxysuccinic acids and their salts as corrosion inhibitors for ferrous metals

Corrosion inhibitors and methods for inhibiting or reducing corrosion of metallic surfaces are provided. A corrosion inhibitor composition may include a 3-alkylamino-2-hydroxysuccinic acid compound. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/03/15 / #20150343469

Metered dosing bottle

An apparatus and method for accurately measuring and dispensing a predetermined amount of product from a dispensing system to a given surface area is disclosed. The dispensing system (100) includes a container (102) having a main chamber (106) to hold product and a dosing chamber (108) having an opening (110) in communication with the main chamber (106). ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/26/15 / #20150338026

Product yield loss management

During the production of consumable liquids such as milk, soup, and juice, the liquid consumable may be transferred from one location to another location through a fluid conduit. For example, a consumable liquid may be transferred from a storage tank to another destination through piping. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/19/15 / #20150329801

Bio-based pot and pan pre-soak

The present invention is a dimensionally stable solid detergent composition which can be used as a soaking composition. The composition includes a bio-based content of 58% or greater and includes an alkalinity source, a metal protector, a surfactant system, water, a threshold agent, and a polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/19/15 / #20150327555

Enhancement of the sporicidal efficacy of alcohol and peroxide compositions

The present invention relates to a liquid composition comprising: a) at least one alcohol; b) at least one hydrocarbon or hydrocarbon mixture; c) at least one peroxide agent; d) water. The compositions of the invention possess antimicrobial and enhanced sporicidal properties.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/12/15 / #20150322383

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

11/12/15 / #20150322382

Label removal solution for returnable beverage bottles

According to the invention, the compositions and methods provide for the complete removal of synthetic glues or adhesives from a plurality of surfaces through the use of organic solvents and/or amine solvents in combination with surfactants, chelants, acidulants and/or additional bottle wash additives. Beneficially, the compositions and methods are suitable for use at lower temperatures and ph conditions that conventional caustic-based adhesive removal compositions.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/12/15 / #20150322381

Soil release polymer in a solid sour

Applicants have developed a physically and chemically stable solid composition containing a soil release polymer and an acidulant. The sour step thus accomplishes both stain removal and residual alkalinity removal. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/12/15 / #20150322333

Composition and method for recovering hydrocarbon fluids from a subterranean reservoir

A composition including crosslinked expandable polymeric microparticles capable of hydrolysis at or below neutral ph and a method of modifying the permeability to water of a subterranean formation by introducing such compositions into the subterranean formation. This disclosure further relates to compositions and methods for the recovery of hydrocarbon fluids from a subterranean reservoir or formation subjected to co2 or co2 water alternating gas flooding at low ph and increases the mobilization and/or recovery rate of hydrocarbon fluids present in the subterranean formations.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/05/15 / #20150315517

Cleaning compositions employing extended chain anionic surfactants

The invention discloses synergistic combinations of surfactants blends and cleaning composition. In certain embodiments a surfactant system is disclosed which includes extended anionic surfactants, linker surfactants, and a multiply charged cation component. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/29/15 / #20150307817

Method of minimizing enzyme based aerosol mist using a pressure spray system

Disclosed herein are methods for improving safety and delivery of commercial application of cleaning compositions that include enzymes and other protein irritants. The methods reduce the mist and aerosolization of proteins so that inhalation and exposure to the same are reduced. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/29/15 / #20150307769

Permeability of subterranean reservoirs using acid diversion

Methods for acid diversion in a hydrocarbon-containing subterranean formation are disclosed. The methods include injecting an acid diversion agent comprising a water-soluble or dispersible branched polyhydroxyetheramine and injecting an acidic solution into a well which is in contact with the hydrocarbon-containing subterranean formation. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/22/15 / #20150299627

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

10/22/15 / #20150298851

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

10/22/15 / #20150297055

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

A washing system for determining an operating state of a dishwasher (12) comprises a dishwasher (12), in particular wherein the dishwasher (12) comprises a dishwasher interface (14), a dispenser unit (26), in particular wherein the dispenser unit (26) comprises a dispenser interface (28), wherein the dispenser unit (26) is connected to the dishwasher (12) for dosing a detergent to the dishwasher (12), a logic unit (30), in particular wherein the logic unit (30) is connectable to the dishwasher interface (14) and the dispenser interface (28), and a current sensor (24) for measuring an electrical current consumed by the dishwasher (12), wherein the current sensor (24) is connected to the logic unit (30). By replacing costly water meters by a current sensor (24), the cost efficiency of the washing system (10) may be increased. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/01/15 / #20150275634

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

10/01/15 / #20150272124

Antimicrobial compositions containing cationic active ingredients

The antimicrobial composition of the present invention comprises a cationic active ingredient, a foam boosting surfactant, a foam boosting copolymer, a foam stabilizer, and a chelating agent. The present antimicrobial compositions are free of the antimicrobial agent triclosan (i.e., 2,4,4′-trichloro-2′hydroxy-diphenylether), have rapid cidal activity, provide stable copious foam and exhibit enhanced tissue (e.g. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/24/15 / #20150267350

Methods for increasing retention and drainage in papermaking processes

Disclosed herein are methods of increasing retention and drainage in papermaking processes using high molecular-weight, water-soluble polymers.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/17/15 / #20150259623

Fast drying and fast draining rinse aid

The present invention is directed to rinse aid compositions and methods for making and using the rinse aid compositions. The compositions of the invention include a sheeting agent, a defoaming agent, and an association disruption agent. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/17/15 / #20150259230

System and method for chemical dosage optimization in water treatment and system and method for water treatment

The present invention relates to a system for optimization of dosing in water treatment, a water treatment system and a method therefor. The system for optimization of dosing in water treatment according to the present invention comprises: a chemical reagent addition device, for adding a certain dosage of a chemical reagent into a water sample to be treated at a predetermined interval; an optical detection module, for detecting in real time a change in particle size of particles in the water sample after the addition of the chemical reagent; and a chemical reagent dosage determination device, which determines an optimized dosage of the chemical reagent for coagulating the particles in the water sample, according to the correlation between the change in particle size obtained by the optical detection module and the dosage of the added chemical reagent.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/10/15 / #20150253236

System and method for detection and system and method for water treatment

The present invention relates to a detection system and method and a water treatment system and method. The detection system according to the present invention is capable of detecting particle state in a medium. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/10/15 / #20150252310

Alkyl amides for enhanced food soil removal and asphalt dissolution

The present invention comprises a hard surface cleaning composition including an environmentally friendly alkyl amide solvent, derived from renewable bio-based resources that works at least as well as d-limonene. In one embodiment, the present invention is a cleaning composition including an anionic surfactant salt, a saturated c8 to c10 alkyl amide solvent, a cosolvent and water. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/10/15 / #20150252296

Detergent composition that performs both a cleaning and rinsing function

Industrial 2-in-1 cleaning compositions providing both detergency and rinseability in a single cleaning composition 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

09/10/15 / #20150252295

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

08/27/15 / #20150240366

Use of neutralizing agent in olefin or styrene production

The present invention generally relates to compositions and methods for neutralizing acidic streams in an olefin or styrene production plant. More specifically, the invention relates to neutralizing agents for dilution steam systems in the steam cracker process and their use for reducing acid corrosion and fouling in such systems.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/27/15 / #20150240365

Quaternary fatty acid esters as corrosion inhibitors

Corrosion inhibitor compositions, methods of inhibiting or reducing corrosion, and methods of manufacturing corrosion inhibitor compositions are disclosed herein. In certain methods, the corrosion inhibitor compositions may be added to an aqueous industrial system having at least one surface. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/27/15 / #20150240328

Alternative additives to enhance slurry dewatering

The invention provides methods and compositions for improving dewatering of bayer process alumina trihydrate 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

08/27/15 / #20150240325

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

08/27/15 / #20150237842

Bed bug trap and monitor

A trapping device and method for capturing and monitoring the existence and behavior of crawling insects, such as bed bugs, is provided. The trapping device has a textured two-dimensional surface with one or more triangular entrance areas, where one of the triangular sections functions as a base, one or more wing sections, connected to either one the base or to another wing section by a neck; and a collecting area connected to one or more wing sections by a bridge. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/20/15 / #20150232793

Reduced misting and clinging chlorine-based hard surface cleaner

Alkaline sprayable aqueous compositions are disclosed. In particular, sprayable alkaline aqueous chlorine compositions including a surfactant system for modifying the viscosity of the composition, are combined with an alkalinity source and a chlorine source. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/20/15 / #20150232730

Method and composition for dust control

The invention is directed towards methods and compositions for treating piles of particulate materials to inhibit and prevent the loss of valuable fuel or mineral dust from being released from storage piles or open containers. The method involves applying separately to the pile two different compositions. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/20/15 / #20150232362

Corrosion and fouling mitigation using non-phosphorus based additives

Water treatment compositions are provided that are effective for mitigating corrosion or fouling of surfaces in contact with aqueous systems. The water treatment compositions can include one or more azole compounds, one or more transition metals, and one or more dispersants, in addition to various other additives. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/06/15 / #20150218495

Removal of tea and coffee stains by fatty acid soaps

Compositions for removal of coffee and tea stains from dishes and other ware are disclosed. Tea, coffee and other stains caused by tannins are particularly difficult to remove and traditional techniques include harsh treatments that use bleach, or other environmentally undesirable chemicals such as phosphates, edta, nta or other aminocarboxylates. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/06/15 / #20150218489

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

08/06/15 / #20150218488

Viscoelastic 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

08/06/15 / #20150218487

High performance low viscoelasticity foaming detergent compositions employing extended chain anionic surfactants

The invention meets the needs above by providing a surfactant system, mixture or blend that can be used as a part of a soaking composition. The surfactant system is capable of forming emulsions with, and thus removing, oily and greasy stains. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/30/15 / #20150212024

Electrochemical sensor and method of using same

A chemical sensor may include an electrode array for electrically interfacing with a fluid sample. The sensor can apply an electrical potential to the sample in order to effect a current flow within the sample. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/30/15 / #20150210962

High molecular weight polyacrylates for aluminum protection in warewash applications

A warewashing detergent composition is provided for use for in cleaning of alkaline sensitive metals such as aluminum or aluminum containing alloys. The compositions include alternatives to sodium tripolyphosphate and/or other phosphorous containing raw materials, while retaining cleaning performance and corrosion prevention. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/30/15 / #20150210958

Neutral floor cleaner

Compositions and methods for improved cleaning using neutral cleaners are disclosed. In particular, neutral ph cleaning compositions according to the invention employ a synergistic combination of water insoluble surfactants and an anionic hydrotropes capable of forming a stable, low-foaming solution. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/23/15 / #20150203791

Non-corrosive oven degreaser concentrate

The invention relates to a non-corrosive degreasing concentrate and ready to use formulation. In particular, non-corrosive compositions capable of removing polymerized grease as effectively as some alkali metal hydroxide (i.e. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/23/15 / #20150203764

Use of emulsion polymers to flocculate solids in organic liquids

Methods and compositions for flocculating solids are provided. The solids may be suspended in an organic liquid medium and a water in oil emulsion may be added to the liquid medium. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/16/15 / #20150198540

Dry reagent based water analyzer

The invention provides devices, methods, and compositions for dry chemical reagents to measure calcium, magnesium (total hardness), and other analytes in water using colorimetric devices. The measurement may be a one-step procedure without the need of dilution and multi-step preparation, so that it can be easily employed by untrained personnel. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/16/15 / #20150197893

Wet end chemicals for dry end strength in paper

The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the dry strength of paper. The invention utilizes a tailored strength agent whose size and shape is tailored to fit into the junction points between flocs of a paper sheet. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/16/15 / #20150197438

Reduction of hydrogen sulfide and/or malodor gassing from water via the addition of peroxyacetic acid/hydrogen peroxide product

The invention provides methods and compositions for reducing the malodorous sulfide gas released by a wastewater treatment system. The method preserves the vitality of waste consuming organisms within the system. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/09/15 / #20150191680

Solid fast draining/drying rinse aid for high total dissolved solid water conditions

The present invention is a solid rinse aid composition and methods of making and using the same. Applicants have surprisingly found that the crystal modifier sodium xylene sulfonate (short chain alkyl benzene or alkyl naphthalene sulfonates) at higher percentage can act as a solidification agent. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/09/15 / #20150191374

Removal of targeted constituents through the use of reductants/oxidants coupled to a magnetic separator

Methods and compositions for removing a targeted constituent from water are disclosed. The water including the targeted constituent may be transported into a reactor and the reactor may include a magnet and zero valent iron particles. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/02/15 / #20150183673

Method of reducing industrial water use

The invention provides methods and compositions for reducing the amount of water required in an industrial process, especially a bottling process such as beer or beverage manufacturing. The method comprising the steps of: collecting water used to rinse cleaned and/or dirty recycled bottles, spraying the collected water at a food contacting piece of equipment as part of a cip rinse, and passing the cip second rinse water into a cooling tower as make-up water. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/25/15 / #20150177124

Self-cleaning optical sensor

An optical sensor may include a sensor head that has an optical window for directing light into a flow of fluid and/or receiving optical energy from the fluid. The optical sensor may also include a flow chamber that includes a housing defining a cavity into which the sensor head can be inserted. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/25/15 / #20150175903

Amino acetals and ketals 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 amino acetal and ketal compounds as a hydrogen sulfide or a mercaptan scavenger for hydrocarbon fluids, particularly for natural gas, crude oil, field oil, fuel oil, naphtha, gasoline, kerosene, diesel, refinery gas, coal gas, tar, asphalt, coke gas, ammonia synthesis gas, gas from a sulfurization plant, or industrial gas streams.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/25/15 / #20150173352

Couplers for medium-chain fatty acids and disinfecting compositions

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

06/18/15 / #20150168186

Fluid flow meter

. . Systems and methods for determining a flow rate or volume of fluid. The system includes a positive displacement meter including a plurality of non-contact sensors and gears configured to rotate in response to fluid flow through the meter. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/18/15 / #20150167659

Diaphragm pump for dosing a fluid capable of automatic degassing and an according method

A diaphragm pump, in particular for use as a detergent dosage pump, comprises a pump head, a fluid chamber adjacent to the pump head, a diaphragm defining a wall of the fluid chamber and reciprocatingly movable by a driving means, at least a suction check valve and a dosing check valve, a control unit, and a detector unit for detecting a fluid inside the fluid chamber. The diaphragm pump according to the invention offers increased process reliability.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/18/15 / #20150164285

Fluid dispensers with increased mechanical advantage

A fluid dispenser includes a dispense mechanism that provides for increased mechanical advantage. The dispense mechanism includes a lever member and an actuator. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/11/15 / #20150159328

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 amount, through which, the de position of organic contaminants can be inhibited under the synergistic action of pre-coagulation and detackification.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/04/15 / #20150152329

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

06/04/15 / #20150152053

Nitroxide hydroxylamine and phenylenediamine combinations as polymerization inhibitors for ethylenically unsaturated monomer processes

Polymerization inhibitor compositions are provided. The polymerization inhibitor compositions may include at least one hydroxylamine of a nitroxide and at least one phenylenediamine. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/04/15 / #20150150234

Method of treating articles with carbon dioxide

The present disclosure relates to treating articles suspected of being infested with bed bugs using carbon dioxide.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148268

Foamers for downhole injection

This invention relates generally to novel foamer compositions for treatment of oil and gas wells to enhance production. The invention provides a method of foaming a fluid. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/28/15 / #20150148266

Anti-agglomerants for controlling gas hydrates

The present invention generally relates to one or more compositions and methods for inhibiting the formation of gas hydrate agglomerates in a fluid. The fluid may be contained, for example, in an oil or gas pipeline or refinery.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/28/15 / #20150144836

Composition for dust control

The invention is directed towards methods and compositions for preventing dusting problems in mineral supplement. The method involves treating the mineral supplement or a dust releasing material with a composition comprising polymerized organic acid.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/21/15 / #20150141318

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

05/21/15 / #20150140056

Highly wettable, water dispersible, granules including two pesticides

The present disclosure relates to water dispersible granular pesticide compositions, and methods of making and using the compositions. The pesticide compositions include an inner layer including a first pesticide coated on to a substrate, and an outer layer comprising a second pesticide coated on the inner layer. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/21/15 / #20150136179

Optimized dosing procedure for a washing machine

The present invention relates to a method of controlling a dispenser for dosing a product in a washing machine leading to an optimized dosing result, a dispenser controller programmed with an algorithm to execute the method of the present invention as well as to the use of said dispenser for controlling dosing of a product in a washing machine.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/07/15 / #20150121790

Stain-eating flooring

A flooring is disclosed including a substrate having a coating composition thereon, the coating composition comprising a hardenable film-former and at least 0.5 weight percent of an oxidizing agent sufficient to decolorize a stain on the film-former is disclosed, wherein the oxidizing agent comprises hydrogen peroxide, hypochlorite, and organo-chlorine bleaches and will at least partially decolorize a plurality of stains when applied to the hardened coating, allowed to stand for one hour at room temperature, and evaluated by visual observation of the stain under average overhead fluorescent illumination. The oxidizing agent is not consumed as a catalyst or initiator to polymerize or otherwise cause a reaction in the floor coating before it is applied and before it has hardened. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/30/15 / #20150119312

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

04/30/15 / #20150119299

Method of controlling gas hydrates in fluid systems

A method of inhibiting hydrates in a fluid comprising water and gas comprising adding to the fluid an effective hydrate-inhibiting amount of a composition comprising one or more co-polymers of n-alkyl (alkyl)acrylamide monomers and one or more cationic monomers selected from acid and alkyl chloride quaternary salts of n,n-dialkylaminoalkyl (meth)acrylates and n,n-dialkylaminoalkyl (meth)acrylamides.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/30/15 / #20150118102

The use of niobate containing compounds as corrosion inhibitors

Corrosion inhibitors and methods for inhibiting or reducing corrosion are provided. The corrosion inhibitors include one or more niobate containing compounds. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/30/15 / #20150114475

Single piece three-way elastomeric valve

A drainage component in fluid communication with the fluid supply line includes a drain channel leading to a drain, the drain channel having an inner wall and an outer wall. The inner wall has a sealing surface approximate a three-way elastomeric valve. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/23/15 / #20150111967

Method for making a peroxycarboxylic acid

The present invention relates to apparatus and methods for making a peroxycarboxylic acid. The apparatus includes a reaction catalyst and a guard column for pretreating one or more reagents, which can increase the life, activity, and/or safety of the reaction catalyst. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/23/15 / #20150110894

Efficient stabilizer in controlling self accelerated decomposition temperature of peroxycarboxylic acid compositions with mineral acids

Highly acidic, stabilized peroxycarboxylic acid compositions are disclosed as having both improved antimicrobial efficacy in comparison to conventional peroxyoctanoic acid and peroxyacetic acid compositions for sanitizing applications, and improved transport and shipping stability. In particular, low odor and low/no voc compositions having dual functionality as both acid wash and sanitizing compositions are disclosed.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/16/15 / #20150105314

Biodegradable stability binding agent for a solid detergent

A solid composition includes a polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a hydratable salt. In one embodiment, the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition includes a polysaccharide residue present in an amount from approximately 5% to 90% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition and a residue of at least one ethylenically unsaturated monomer present in an amount from approximately 10% to 75% by weight of the polysaccharide hybrid polymer composition.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/16/15 / #20150102055

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

04/16/15 / #20150101510

Methods of cement additive addition

The invention provides methods and compositions for producing and grinding cement. The method makes use of combining an additive with one or more components selected from a list of gypsum, hemihydrate, anhydrite, calcium sulfate to form a mixture then blending the mixture with clinker, and finally grinding the mixture and clinker to form cement. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099688

Peroxygen catalyst- containing fabric and use for in situ generation of alkalinity

The invention discloses compositions and methods for generating alkalinity in situ. The compositions and methods relate to the use of a fabric source containing a decomposition agent to catalyze the decomposition of a dilute peroxygen source. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099687

Solidification matrix comprising a carboxylic acid terpolymer

Stability enhancement agents for use in a solidification matrices and solid detergent compositions are described. Stability enhancement is provided by a hydratable salt, water and a carboxylic acid terpolymer forming a dimensionally stable solid compositions. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099686

Alkaline detergent composition containing a carboxylic acid terpolymer for hard water scale control

A highly alkaline detergent is described which includes the use of a carboxylic acid terpolymer in combination with an alkali metal hydroxide. The detergent maintains cleaning functions and also prevents hard water scaling at application temperatures, for example at temperatures of between about 145-180 degrees fahrenheit and, for example, at a ph of 9.5 to about 13.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/09/15 / #20150099685

Alkaline detergent composition containing a carboxylic acid/polyalkylene oxide copolymer for hard water scale control

An alkaline detergent is described which includes the use of a copolymer in combination with an alkali metal hydroxide. The detergent maintains cleaning functions and also prevents hard water scaling, for example at application temperatures of between 145-180 degrees fahrenheit and with a ph of 9.5 to about 13.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/09/15 / #20150098923

Solid form sodium lauryl sulfate (sls) crawling pest elimination composition

A composition and method of eliminating pests combines water and a solid form of sodium lauryl sulfate to form a pesticide composition effective to cause mortality in pests. The composition is applied to the indoor structure in an area which the pests inhabit. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094369

Water temperature as a means of controlling kinetics of onsite generated peracids

Methods and systems for temperature-controlled, on-site generation of peracids, namely peroxycarboxylic acids and peroxycarboxylic acid forming compositions are disclosed. In particular, methods for using an adjustable biocide formulator or generator system overcome the limitations of temperature on the kinetics of the peracid generation and/or peracid decomposition inside an adjustable biocide formulator or generator system. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/02/15 / #20150094254

Electrochemical enhancement of detergent alkalinity

A device for in-situ production of caustic and increasing alkalinity of a detergent and methods for increasing alkalinity of a detergent are disclosed. In particular, in situ electrochemical conversion of bicarbonate, sesquicarbonate or carbonate sources into caustic provides a safe means for increasing alkalinity of a detergent for a variety of cleaning applications. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/02/15 / #20150093481

Method and system for recapturing and reusing unreacted antimicrobial solutions in spray applications

A system providing for on-site reclamation and re-use of reclaimed antimicrobial solution includes a dispenser, at least one receptacle, piping, and at least one pump. The dispenser sprays antimicrobial solution toward moving raw food products. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/02/15 / #20150090919

Frothers for mineral flotation

The invention provides methods and compositions for improving a froth flotation type separation. The method uses a microemulsion to improve the effectiveness of a frother. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/02/15 / #20150090900

Multi-channel fluorometric sensor and method of using same

An optical sensor may include multiple optical emitters configured to emit light into a fluid sample via an optical pathway. Light from the emitters can cause fluorescence from the sample and/or scatter off of the sample. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/02/15 / #20150090806

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

04/02/15 / #20150090666

Collectors for mineral flotation

The invention provides methods and compositions for improving a froth flotation type separation. The method uses a microemulsion to improve the effectiveness of a collector. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/26/15 / #20150087717

Antimicrobial compositions containing cationic active ingredients and quaternary sugar derived surfactants

The antimicrobial composition of the present invention comprises a cationic active ingredient, a quaternized sugar-derived surfactant, and an optional foam boosting surfactant. These formulations have a high cidal activity in a short amount of time and provide stable copious foam. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/26/15 / #20150084224

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

03/26/15 / #20150082750

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

03/19/15 / #20150079688

Multi-compartment package

A package comprising a body comprising a first compartment containing a first substance and a second compartment containing a second substance. The package includes a first state in which the first compartment is isolated from the second compartment such that the first substance is separated from the second substance, and a second state in which the first compartment communicates with the second compartment such that the first substance and the second substance combine.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/05/15 / #20150065409

Foaming drain cleaner

A drain cleaner may be used on a periodic basis to clean soil residues from residential and commercial waste drains. The drain cleaner may chemically self-foam to fill a waste drain with the foam. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/26/15 / #20150056679

Method of enzyme inactivation

The present invention relates to a method for the inactivation of enzymes with a composition comprising a sulfonated peroxycarboxylic acid according to formula (i) wherein: r1 is hydrogen, or a substituted or unsubstituted cm alkyl group; r2 is a substituted or unsubstituted cn alkyl group; x is a hydrogen atom, a cationic group, or an ester forming moiety; y is a hydrogen atom, a cationic group, or an ester forming moiety; n is 1 to 10; m is 1 to 10; and n+m is less than or equal to 18, wherein the composition is contacted with the enzyme.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/26/15 / #20150056648

Methods of determining biocide efficacy or mechanism of action using flow cytometry

Disclosed are methods of determining biocide efficacy using flow cytometry. The methods can be used to determine the synergy between at least two biocides.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/26/15 / #20150053569

Electrolytic cell with catholyte recycle

An improved electrolytic cell, its method and system is disclosed. The electrolytic cell (12) is configured, at least in one design, to recycle the catholyte to increase chlorine capture and concentration in the output solution. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/26/15 / #20150052691

Ape-free laundry emulsifier

A detergent emulsifier for laundry and other hard surface cleaning using an ape-free surfactant blend is disclosed. The emulsifier system is efficacious for removal of oily soils and greasy food removal. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/26/15 / #20150052689

Adhesive remover compositions and methods of use

The invention is directed to adhesive remover compositions and methods of their use. The adhesive remover compositions generally comprise a glycol ether solvent system comprising an aliphatic glycol ether, an aromatic glycol ether, a hydrophobic glycol ether, and a hydrophilic glycol ether, and a surfactant system. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/12/15 / #20150041406

Method of tracing chemical quantities using encapsulated fluorescent dyes

The invention provides methods and compositions for utilizing encapsulated tracer dyes in difficult liquids such as wastewater or with highly reactive treatment chemicals such as aluminum-based coagulants. In difficult liquids or highly reactive treatment chemicals even so-called “inert” tracers end up reacting and their fluorescence changes. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/12/15 / #20150041091

Use of nanocrystaline cellulose and polymer grafted nanocrystaline cellulose for increasing retention, wet strength, and dry strength in papermaking process

The invention provides methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates. The method involves adding to a paper substrate an ncc-polymer. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/12/15 / #20150041089

Use of nanocrystaline cellulose and polymer grafted nanocrystaline cellulose for increasing retention in papermaking process

The invention provides methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates. The method involves adding to a paper substrate an ncc-polymer. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/12/15 / #20150041088

Use of nanocrystaline cellulose and polymer grafted nanocrystaline cellulose for increasing retention in papermaking process

The invention provides methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates. The method involves adding to a paper substrate an ncc-polymer. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/05/15 / #20150038470

Biocide compositions

Disclosed are biocide compositions. The compositions are useful in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/05/15 / #20150038390

Freestanding detergent composition not requiring an automated dispenser

A solid controlled release composition according to the present invention includes at least one cellulosic material, water, at least one active ingredient, and optionally at least one of a saccharide, sugar alcohol or salt. The active ingredient can be a polycarboxylic acid.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/05/15 / #20150037202

Organic disulfide based corrosion inhibitors

Disclosed are corrosion inhibitor compounds and compositions useful in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas. Also disclosed are methods of using the compounds and compositions as corrosion inhibitors, particularly in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/05/15 / #20150034563

Enhancement of wastewater sludge dewatering using soy flour or soy protein

Dewatering agents and methods of dewatering wastewater slurries are provided. Also disclosed are methods for improving the separation of solids from water. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/29/15 / #20150031766

Surfactant peroxycarboxylic acid compositions

The present invention relates to compositions including surfactant peroxycarboxylic acid, methods for making these compositions, and methods for reducing the population of a microorganism.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/29/15 / #20150031764

Sugar ester peracid on site generator and formulator

Methods and systems for on-site 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

01/29/15 / #20150031763

Deodorization of peracids

The present invention relates to compositions of peracids, such as peroxycarboxylic acids, having reduced odor compared to conventional peracid compositions. The invention further relates to methods employing such compositions, and methods of making these compositions. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/29/15 / #20150029496

Method of deposition monitoring

The invention provides methods and compositions for measuring the formation of scale within a process system. The method involves measuring changes in the cell fouling as reflected on the refraction index measurements of a liquid medium with a refractometer and determining the scale formation from changes in the cell fouling factor. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/29/15 / #20150027955

Utilization of temperature heat adsorption skin temperature as scale control reagent driver

The invention provides methods, compositions, and apparatuses for preventing the formation of scale in heap leach process solution distribution systems comprised of piping, spray nozzels, or emitter tubes. Solution distribution system components often become fouled by scale because of local hot spots more prone to form scale than other locations along the systems length. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/29/15 / #20150026900

Detergents capable of cleaning, bleaching, sanitizing and/or disinfecting textiles including sulfoperoxycarboxylic acids

The present invention relates to novel combined laundry detergent, bleach, and antimicrobial composition incorporating novel sulfoperoxycarboxylic acid compounds, and methods for making and using them. The sulfoperoxycarboxylic compounds used in compositions of the invention are storage stable, water soluble and have low to no odor. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/22/15 / #20150020988

Emulsification of alkenyl succinic anhydride with an amine-containing homopolymer of copolymer

The present disclosure provides for a method of preparing and using an emulsion for treating a papermaking process. The emulsion is an oil-in-water emulsion of alkenyl succinic anhydride emulsified with a polymer comprising at least one primary or secondary amine containing monomer. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018266

Stearyl and lauryl dimoniumhydroxy alkyl polyglucosides for enhanced food soil removal

A cleaning composition including a primarily c12 quaternary functionalized alkyl polyglucoside selected from the group consisting of stearyldimoniumhydroxypropyl laurylglucosides chloride and lauryldimoniumhydroxypropyl cocoglucosides chloride, a water conditioning agent, an acid source, a solvent, and water. In one embodiment, the cleaning composition is substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/15/15 / #20150018265

Novel formulation of a ware washing solid controlling hardness

A water hardness controlling agent includes a polyacrylic acid or salt thereof having a molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 50,000 g/mol, an acrylic-maleic acid copolymer or salt thereof having a molecular weight of between about 1,000 and about 100,000 g/mol and a phosphonocarboxylic acid or salt thereof. A ratio of acrylic-maleic acid copolymer or salt thereof to polyacrylic acid or salt thereof to phosphonocarboxylic acid or salt thereof in parts per million is about 1-30:10-80:6-20.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011652

Foaming alcohol compositions with selected dimethicone surfactants

Foaming alcohol compositions with selected dimethicone surfactants are disclosed. The dimethicone surfactants are peg-8 to peg-12 linear dimethicone surfactants and in particular peg-10 linear dimethicone surfactant. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/08/15 / #20150011632

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

01/08/15 / #20150011453

Oilfield cleaner and corrosion inhibitor

Disclosed herein are cleaner/corrosion inhibiting 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 cleaners/corrosion inhibitors, particularly in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/08/15 / #20150010712

Water-free surface sizing composition and method for treating a paper substrate with same

Water-free compositions suitable for application as a surface size to a cellulosic substrate, and methods of applying the water-free compositions to the surface of a cellulosic substrate.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/08/15 / #20150010646

Low temperature sulfoperoxycarboxylic acid containing cleaning composition

The present invention relates to compositions, methods of making and their use as cleaning composition, as antimicrobials and/or bleaching agent having improved storage stability and effective at lower concentration, wherein the liquid, storage stable composition comprises a mixture of: a) a sulfoperoxycarboxylic acid, b) a c1 to c4 percarboxylic acid, c) a c5 to c10 percarboxylic acid, d) a peroxide agent, e) a hydrotrope, f) an acidulant, g) a liquid; wherein the composition comprises free sulfocarboxylic acid, free c1 to c4 carboxylic acid and free c5 to c10 carboxylic acid.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/01/15 / #20150005222

Novel use of nonionics as rheology modifiers in liquid cleaning solutions

The invention involves liquid cleaning compositions that are cocamide dea free. According to the invention, nonionic surfactants can be used as rheology modifiers in combination with various coupling agents to provide an environmentally friendly alternative for traditional liquid cleaning compositions that rely on cocamide dea thickening agents.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/01/15 / #20150001132

Epoxide-based hydrogen sulfide scavengers

Disclosed herein are scavenging compounds and 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 compounds and compositions as scavengers, particularly in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc








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