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Methods of making acrylamide-acrylic acid copolymers

A method of making acrylamide-acrylic acid copolymers in water-in-oil latices is described. The method results in a copolymer having randomly distributed carboxylate functionalities and is suitable for ionic crosslinking. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Highly random acrylamide-acrylic acid copolymers

Highly random acrylamide-acrylic acid copolymers are described. Ionic crosslinking of the highly random copolymers in dilute solution results in improved viscosity and gel strength compared to copolymers prepared by conventional methods. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Acid regeneration of ion exchange resins for industrial applications

Methods and systems for acid regeneration of ion exchange resins are disclosed. Acid resins designed for use in a variety of cleaning application using a water source use a treated, softened, acidic water source according to the invention. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

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

Reverse emulsion breaker copolymers

The present invention generally relates to methods for resolving water and oil emulsions in the produced fluid of an oil production system comprising adding a structured copolymer reverse emulsion breaker to the produced fluid of the crude oil production system in an amount effective for resolving an oil-in-water emulsion. In particular, these methods for resolving an oil-in-water emulsion can be used in separation processes where the oil and solids in the produced fluid are separated from the produced water in the produced fluid.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Dishmachine

The present disclosure relates to a dishmachine that includes one or more features directed to water, energy or material savings. The disclosed dishmachines are still capable of meeting the soil demands of the articles to be cleaned.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Insect bait

A device for controlling blood-feeding insects is disclosed. The device includes a membrane containing a solution suitable for consumption by blood-feeding insects wherein the solution is comprised of a base, the base selected from the group consisting of up to 70 wt % nacl in water, phosphate buffer, citric acid in water, and sodium lauryl sulfate in water, and wherein the solution has a ph of between about 6 and 8. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Drilling fluids and methods of use

Drilling fluid compositions methods of using them are described. The drilling fluid compositions comprise nanocomposites comprising core-shell morphology, wherein the core material comprises a nanoparticle having an average particle size of about 5 nm to 100 nm, and the shell material comprises a crosslinked polymer comprising acrylamide repeat units. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Acid regeneration of ion exchange resins for industrial applications

Methods and systems for employing softened acidified water sources from an acid regenerated ion exchange resins are disclosed. Various methods of dispensing and/or using the softened acidic water generated by an acid regenerate-able ion exchange resin are disclosed to beneficially reduce spotting, filming and scale buildup on treated surfaces, reduce and/or eliminate the need for polymers, including water conditioning agents, threshold reagents and/or rinse aids, and using protons generated in the acidic water effluent for triggering events useful in various cleaning applications.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Global backflow prevention assembly

A backflow prevention assembly for global use with dispensers requiring a variety of backflow prevention devices based on regulatory standards is provided. The assembly includes a housing comprising first and second housing members and including quick connector attachments extending therefrom. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

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

Purine-based corrosion inhibitors

Disclosed are methods of using biodegradable heterocyclic compounds of relatively low toxicity as corrosion inhibitors. The present method is used to inhibit corrosion of a metal surface in contact with an aqueous system using compounds comprising a purine structure, and provides enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in aqueous systems. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

2-substituted imidazole and benzimidazole corrosion inhibitors

Disclosed are methods of using nitrogen-containing compounds as corrosion inhibitors. The present method is used to inhibit corrosion of a metal surface in contact with an aqueous system using 2-substituted imidazoles and 2-substituted benzimidazoles, and provides enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in the aqueous system. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Novel corrosion inhibitors

Disclosed are novel compounds and methods useful in applications relating to industrial water systems. The compounds of the present invention are nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds comprising a benzotriazole covalently bonded to a benzimidazole moiety, and provide enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in aqueous systems. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/01/16 / #20160347716

Water-soluble pyrazole derivatives as corrosion inhibitors

Disclosed are nitrogen-containing heterocyclic compounds of relatively low aquatic toxicity and methods of using the heterocyclic compounds as corrosion inhibitors. The present method is used to inhibit corrosion of a metal surface in contact with an aqueous system using pyrazole derivatives, and provides enhanced protection against corrosion of metals in aqueous systems. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/01/16 / #20160346178

Alcohol hand sanitizer with improved dermal compatibility and feel

Applicants have identified a critical skin benefit package that can be used in liquid alcohol sanitizing compositions that provides lower amounts of skin conditioners in combination with a specific ratio of different emollients that provide improved skin health with chronic repeated use. The package also provides improved skin feel with without a tacky residue upon drying.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

12/01/16 / #20160345569

Device and method for attracting and trapping flying insects

A trap for immobilizing, killing, or containing arthropods comprises a housing having walls and at least one opening, where the walls define an interior space; and a light source comprising a directional light source mounted in the interior space. The light source is constructed to emit light at one or more wavelengths ranging from 350 to 500 nm. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/24/16 / #20160340618

Compositions and methods for removing soil from surfaces

The present invention relates to a an aqueous composition for removing soils from a surface to be cleaned, formed from water, a detergent mixture and a rinse aid, wherein the detergent mixture comprises a peroxidation catalyst and wherein the rinse aid comprises an oxygen source. Such a composition may provide a more effective cleaning behaviour. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333255

Crosslinker composition including synthetic layered silicate

Disclosed herein are crosslinker compositions for aqueous hydroxyl functional polymers. The compositions include at least one borate species, about 0.05 wt % to 10 wt % of a synthetic layered silicate, and a water source. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333253

Apparatus and method for inverting polymer latices

Disclosed herein are inversion systems and methods of diluting w/o lattices including about 10 wt % to 80 wt % of a water soluble polymer. Using the inversion systems and methods described herein, dilution of w/o lattices is carried out in a single step to form dilute lattices having 10,000 ppm or less polymer; the dilute lattices form polymer solutions with no further addition of mixing force or water. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/17/16 / #20160333252

Invertible water-in-oil latices and methods of use

Invertible latices suitable for use in enhanced oil recovery are formed by adding a first inversion surfactant and a second inversion surfactant to a water-in-oil latex comprising about 15 wt % to 50 wt % of a water soluble polymer having a net ionic charge. The first inversion surfactant has a hydrophilic/lipophilic balance of about 15 to 35 and an ionic charge that is the opposite of the net ionic charge of the polymer. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332807

Product packaging for a solid product block

The present invention relates to a product packaging (10) for a solid product block (14), in particular for a dispenser system, comprising a wrapping means (12) comprising a top (16), sides (20), and a bottom (18), forming a cavity with an opening (22) configured and arranged to receive the solid product block (14), a mesh (26) covering the opening (22) fluid-permeable, and a lid (28) attached removably to the mesh (26) in a closed position for sealing the opening (22) of the wrapping means (12). The inventive product packaging (10) improves the save handling of the solid product block (14).. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/17/16 / #20160332793

Product packaging containing a solid product block

The product packaging (10) containing a solid product block (12), in particular for a dispenser system, comprises a solid product block (12) having a top (14), sides (16), and a bottom (18), a handling means (20) attached to the top (14) of the solid product block (12), and a wrapping means (34) enclosing the solid product block (12) and/or the handling means (20). Thus, a safe handling of the solid product block (12), in particular when loading or unloading the substance from a dispenser, is enhanced without the risk of a person handling the substance getting into direct contact with the substance.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/17/16 / #20160331858

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

11/17/16 / #20160330955

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

11/10/16 / #20160328190

Multi-level system for label creation and printing

A method for printing certain information on labels using a smart device. Product-related information, expiration information, and batch information is stored on a server and provided to a smart device. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/10/16 / #20160327459

Method and apparatus for filtration of samples for online analyzers

A filtration apparatus and methods of installing, using, and retracting the same. A filtration apparatus includes a compression gland, a ball valve, and a filter pipe. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326698

Methods, processes, and compositions for treating pulp

Methods, processes, and compositions for improving sizing efficiency in a paper-making process are provided. Pulp slurry is treated by using alkenyl succinic anhydride that is emulsified with a polymer emulsifier. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/10/16 / #20160326460

In situ cleaning system

In situ cleaning systems and methods of use are disclosed and provide cleaning use solutions with minimal chemical additives providing environmentally-friendly cleaning compositions. The in situ cleaning system provides one or more in situ cleaning components, including water treatment components, oxidizing agent generating component and/or alkalinity generating component, providing a cleaning use solution to a washing system.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/10/16 / #20160325290

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

11/10/16 / #20160325240

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

11/03/16 / #20160319221

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

11/03/16 / #20160316991

Method of separating chemistries in a door-type dishmachine

The present disclosure relates to a dishmachine that includes at least two tanks and methods of using the tanks to isolate, substantially isolate, or incrementally isolate different chemistries from each other during a cycle. The disclosed dishmachine design and method allows for the use of two different, and potentially incompatible, reactive, or offsetting chemistries to be used in the same dishmachine cycle.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/03/16 / #20160316988

Mop bucket

A mop bucket includes a mop body with first and second compartments. The first compartment includes a sump region that is sized for receiving a portion of a floor care tool to best utilize the floor care tool and the contents of the mop bucket. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312410

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

Methods and compositions for improving the characteristics of paper substrates are disclosed. The methods involve adding to a paper substrate an ncc-polymer. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/27/16 / #20160312141

Development of a novel high temperature stable scavenger for removal of hydrogen sulfide

The present disclosure provides compositions and methods that are useful in removing, lowering the amount of, 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

10/27/16 / #20160311708

Submergible biocide reactor and method

Methods of administering biocide to industrial water in an industrial water process are provided. The methods may be carried out using a reactor for generating an oxidative biocide and delivering the oxidative biocide to a liquid stream. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/27/16 / #20160311693

Silica sols, method and apparatus for producing the same and use thereof in papermaking

The present invention relates to colloidal silicas having a low s-value and a high solids content, the preparation thereof, and the use thereof in the production of paper. When used in the production of paper, the colloidal silicas of the invention exhibit good retention and drainage performance so that they can be used in lower amounts compared to conventional colloidal silicas. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304931

Method for determination of diversity and viability thresholds used to assess microorganisms in process samples

The invention is directed towards methods and compositions for identifying the specific microorganisms present in a particular potion of a water process system. The method involves obtaining a sample from the process and determining if a problematic organism exceeds an acceptable threshold. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/20/16 / #20160304417

Sterically hindered hydroquinones as antifoulants for unsaturated monomers

The present invention generally relates to compounds and methods for preventing fouling caused by the radical polymerization of unsaturated compounds, particularly vinyl monomers. More particularly, it relates to the use of hindered hydroquinones to inhibit the polymerization, which result in the fouling of process equipment, and prematurely consume the vinylic monomer products.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/20/16 / #20160303614

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

10/13/16 / #20160298209

Leach aid for metal recovery

Methods of recovering metals from metal-bearing materials, and more particularly, methods for improving leaching efficiency in extraction processes by employing a surfactant composition in the extraction process, as well as slurries useful in the methods of recovering metals are provided.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/13/16 / #20160298058

Solid concentrated fabric softener composition

A solid fabric softening composition is disclosed which includes a quaternary ammonium fabric softening compound which is stabilized to form a solid with a mixture of a water soluble organic salt and a medium to long chain carboxylic acid. This stabilizing combination has been shown to effectively form a solid quaternary ammonium based fabric softening composition with up to as much as 70% by weight of quaternary ammonium compound. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/13/16 / #20160296865

Slotted basket for the soaking and straining of towels, cloths, and other hard surface items

A straining apparatus for use with a receptacle for the presoaking of items is provided. The straining device is sized such that a floor of the straining device is spaced from a floor of the receptacle to allow for any soils and/or stains of a presoaked item to pass into the receptacle. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/13/16 / #20160295859

Disposable antimicrobial wipes and methods of making

An antimicrobial wipe is provided including a textile comprised of natural fibers untreated with a chemical bonding agent, the textile is treated with an antimicrobial composition, the antimicrobial composition comprising a quaternary ammonium compound and an organic acid, wherein the antimicrobial composition is surfactant free, emollient free, and polymeric free. A method of preparing such wipes is also provided.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/06/16 / #20160290929

Method for measuring polymer concentration in water systems

The invention provides a method for measuring the concentration of anionic polymers in an industrial water system. Specifically, the concentration of anionic polymer can be measured by combining an indicator dye composition comprising an acridine compound or a salt thereof to a water sample and measuring the absorbance of the mixture. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289606

Enhanced peroxygen stability in multi-dispense taed-containing peroxygen solid

Stabilized compositions employing a sequestrant system and a binding system for improving shelf stability and dispensing stability of a solid activated bleach composition are disclosed. The compositions contain a peroxygen source and a catalyst activator which require generation of a peroxycarboxylic acid or other active oxygen sanitizing agent at a point of use. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289605

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

10/06/16 / #20160289601

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

10/06/16 / #20160289581

Fluorine-containing agents for enhancing hydrate inhibitors

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

10/06/16 / #20160289522

Freeze conditioning agents utilizing crude glycerin and flowback and produced water

The invention provides methods and compositions for freeze conditioning particulating materials. The invention includes the use of the combination of crude glycerin with flowback or produced water. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/06/16 / #20160289147

Use of quinone methides as antipolymerants for vinylic monomers

The present invention generally relates to compounds and methods for inhibiting the radical polymerization of unsaturated compounds, particularly vinyl monomers. More particularly, it relates to the use of cinnamyl quinone methides to inhibit the polymerization of unsaturated hydrocarbon compounds (e.g., vinyl monomers) soluble in organic solvents, particularly hydrocarbon streams.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/06/16 / #20160288151

Flexible mounting system for hand hygiene dispensers

A flexible mounting system for a chemical product dispenser includes a dispenser holder and at least one mounting apparatus. The dispenser holder may be attached to the mounting apparatus by means of a releasable connection mechanism. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/29/16 / #20160281035

Wash water maintenance for sustainable practices

Methods for use of enzymes for sustainable wash water maintenance are disclosed. The invention relates to use of enzymes for removing soils from wash water sources in a variety of cleaning applications. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/22/16 / #20160273167

Dialdehyde modified acrylamide type polymer and method for preparing same

The invention provides a dialdehyde modified acrylamide type polymer for paper making, which is obtained by reacting a dialdehyde with an acrylamide type base polymer, wherein the acrylamide type base polymer is formed by copolymerization of an acrylamide type monomer, a cationic monomer and/or an anionic monomer and a cross linking agent. The invention further provides a method for preparing said dialdehyde modified acrylamide type polymer. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272586

Use of stable lipophilic hydroxylamine compounds for inhibiting polymerization of vinyl monomers

The present invention generally relates to compounds and methods for inhibiting the radical polymerization of unsaturated compounds, particularly vinyl monomers. More particularly, it relates to the use of stable hydroxyl amines to inhibit the polymerization of unsaturated compounds (e.g., vinyl monomers) wherein said stable hydroxylamine is soluble in organic solvents, particularly hydrocarbon solvents consisting of unsaturated and, therefore, polymerizable constituents.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/22/16 / #20160272516

System and method for capacitive deionization of a fluid

Aspects of the disclosure are directed toward systems and methods for performing deionization of a fluid. A capacitive deionization (capdi) module including a fluid inlet and a fluid outlet can be placed in a fluid flow system. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/22/16 / #20160271638

Fitment splash guard

An improved system that protects a vent membrane from a liquid is provided. The system includes a container and a fitment seated in the opening of the container. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/22/16 / #20160271565

Composition and method for biofouling inhibition of membrane separation device

This disclosure relates to a combination for inhibiting or removing biofouling and a method for inhibiting biofouling growth or removing biofouling. This disclosure also relates to a combination including halogen-type oxidizers, sulfur-containing compounds, and ammonium salts and/or urea. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/15/16 / #20160264915

Phosphorus free low temperature ware wash detergent for reducing scale build-up

Phosphorus-free detergent compositions are provided. Detergent compositions including an aminocarboxylate, water conditioning agent, source of alkalinity and water beneficially do not require the use of additional surfactants and/or polymers to provide suitable detergency and prevent scale build-up on treated surfaces. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/15/16 / #20160262999

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

09/15/16 / #20160262593

Dishmachine

The present disclosure relates to a dishmachine that includes one or more features directed to water, energy or material savings. The disclosed dishmachines are still capable of meeting the soil demands of the articles to be cleaned.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/08/16 / #20160258870

Multi-channel fluorometric sensor and method of using same

An optical sensor can include first and second 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

09/08/16 / #20160258790

Gear flow meter with out of product sensor

Embodiments of the invention are directed toward methods and systems including a flow meter. The flow meter can include one or more sensors and be capable of detecting parameters of the fluid flowing therethrough. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/08/16 / #20160257892

Reverse emulsion breaker polymers

The present invention generally relates to methods for resolving water and oil emulsions in the produced fluid of an oil production system comprising adding a reverse emulsion breaker to the produced fluid of the crude oil production system in an amount effective for resolving an oil-in-water emulsion. In particular, these methods for resolving an oil-in-water emulsion can be used in separation processes where the oil and solids in the produced fluid are separated from the produced water in the produced fluid.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/08/16 / #20160257891

Reverse emulsion breaker polymers

The present invention generally relates to methods for resolving water and oil emulsions in the produced fluid of an oil production system comprising adding a reverse emulsion breaker to the produced fluid of the crude oil production system in an amount effective for resolving an oil-in-water emulsion. In particular, these methods for resolving an oil-in-water emulsion can be used in separation processes where the oil and solids in the produced fluid are separated from the produced water in the produced fluid.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/08/16 / #20160257879

Foam assisted liquid removal using alcohol ether sulfonates

A composition comprising an alcohol ether sulfonate is provided for use in methods of removing a fluid from a subterranean hydrocarbon-containing formation.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251804

Method of increasing paper surface strength by using polyaluminum chloride in a size press formulation containing starch

Size press formulations and methods of treating a substrate using the size press formulations. The size press formulations may include solids. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/01/16 / #20160251600

High alkaline warewash detergent with enhanced scale control and soil dispersion

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

09/01/16 / #20160251599

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

09/01/16 / #20160251596

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

09/01/16 / #20160251595

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

09/01/16 / #20160251568

Compositions for enhanced oil recovery

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for increasing recovery of hydrocarbon compounds from hydrocarbon-containing subterranean fractured rock formations. Novel emulsions and fracturing fluids are provided. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/01/16 / #20160249614

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

08/25/16 / #20160247381

Validated healthcare cleaning and sanitation practices

A validated healthcare facility cleaning and sanitizing system provides a comprehensive and systematic approach to cleaning and sanitizing practices at a hospital or other healthcare facility. The validated hospital cleaning system identifies hospital vectors of contamination; that is, sources through which hospital acquired infections (hais) may be spread. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/25/16 / #20160245757

A method of controlling hydrophobic contaminants by utilizing a fluorescent dye

The present invention pertains to a method of determining the quantity of hydrophobic contaminants in a papermaking process by utilizing a fluorescent dye, to a method of evaluating treatment chemicals for controlling hydrophobic contaminants by utilizing a fluorescent dye, and to a method of optimizing the amounts of treatment chemicals for reducing hydrophobic contaminants in a papermaking process by utilizing fluorescent dye.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/25/16 / #20160244398

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

08/25/16 / #20160244221

Closed loop connector for dispensing systems

A closed loop dispensing system comprises a connector connectable to a container for selectively dispensing the fluids from the container. The connector includes an outer cap having a first passage with an interior surface. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/25/16 / #20160244220

Closed loop connector for dispensing systems

A closed loop dispensing system comprises a connector connectable to a container for selectively dispensing the fluids from the container. The connector includes an outer cap having a first passage with an interior surface. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242402

Insect pest monitor and product transfer station

A domed or curved station for monitoring, capturing, or killing crawling insects, the station having a lower member that may be flat, curved or of varying contour, a curved or angled upper member connected directly or by one or more intermediate members to the lower member, an adhesive on one of the lower member or the upper member, the adhesive either being a tacky substance applied directly to the lower member's upper surface/upper member's lower surface or to another piece of material that this secured to the lower member or upper member, a pesticide which is placed opposite the adhesive on the interior of the station, such as being either applied directly to the curved upper member's lower surface or removably secured to the upper member's lower surface, and an attractant placed in between the upper member and the base member.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/25/16 / #20160242401

Insect pest monitor and product transfer station

A system, method, and kit for monitoring, capturing, or killing crawling insects, including the population of a colony of insects, is provided. A station is provided including a lower member that may be flat, curved or of varying contour, a curved or angled upper member connected directly or by one or more intermediate members to the lower member, and an adhesive on one of the lower member or the upper member. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/18/16 / #20160238539

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

08/18/16 / #20160237357

Surface passivation method for fouling reduction

A method of passivating a metal surface of hydrocarbon processing equipment is provided in which a water soluble molybdate compound is introduced into water or steam which is in contact or will come into contact with a metal surface of the hydrocarbon processing equipment to passivate the metal surface to inhibit surface coke formation.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/18/16 / #20160237031

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

08/18/16 / #20160236997

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

08/11/16 / #20160231247

Corrosion inhibitors and kinetic hydrate inhibitors

Corrosion inhibitor and kinetic hydrate inhibitor formulations, and methods of using each are provided. Each formulation optionally includes a fluorophore, which can be used to fluorometrically control dosage of each formulation into an aqueous liquid utilized in a downhole application, thereby providing improved precision of dosage into aqueous liquids having relatively high turbidity, and consequently relatively high light absorbance.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230346

Paper-making aid composition and process for increasing ash retention of finished paper

A paper-making aid composition comprising dialdehyde-modified polyacrylamide-type strengthening agent, polyacrylamide-type strengthening agent and water and having a ph value of 6 or more is provided. A method of paper-making by using the paper-making aid composition is also provided.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/11/16 / #20160230248

Compositions and methods for enhancing production of aluminum hydroxide in an aluminum hydroxide production process

Compositions and methods used in the modification of crystallization of aluminum hydroxide from liquor in an aluminum hydroxide production process, such as the bayer process. More particularly, crystal growth modifier compositions comprising a component of crude corn oil derived from a bioethanol production process and/or a component of biodiesel and methods of using such compositions to modify particle size and distribution of precipitated alumina trihydrate in a precipitation liquor crystallization process.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/04/16 / #20160227664

Controller enclosure, mounting and orientation of same

A controlling and monitoring control application associated with one or more work operations of one or more utility devices is disclosed. The controller is programmed for controlling one or more external work operations associated with one or more utility devices. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/04/16 / #20160223996

Controller

A controlling and monitoring control application associated with one or more work operations of one or more utility devices is disclosed. The controller is programmed for controlling one or more external work operations associated with one or more utility devices. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222762

Diphenyliodonium salts as sulfidogenesis inhibitors and antimicrobials

The present invention generally relates to the use of diphenyliodonium salts for lowering sulfide concentrations and for preventing growth of microbes in a water injection system, a hydrocarbon extraction system, or a hydrocarbon production system. Treating oilfield injection and produced fluids containing high levels of microbes with diphenyliodonium salts can significantly decrease the amount of hydrogen sulfide produced, which can be used to measure sulfidogenesis. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222590

Process and compositions for paper-making

The invention provides a process for paper-making comprising adding to pulp slurrry at least a first aqueous liquid and a second aqueous liquid so as to obtain a paper stock; forming the paper stock so as to obtain a wet paper web; pressing and draining the wet paper web so as to obtain a wet paper sheet; and drying the wet paper sheet so as to obtain a paper sheet. Correspondingly, the invention provides an aid composition for paper-making.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222329

Composition and method for treatment of stains in textiles

A composition having a ph of less than 7 and including one or more surfactants, one or more chelating agents, and one or more acid in an aqueous solvents is used to treat stains on a textile caused by sunscreen lotion. Sunscreen stains in textiles can be reduced to a Δb* of 5 or less as compared to the textile before staining. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222320

Synergistic stain removal through novel chelator combination

The invention relates to a concentrated detergent composition comprising an alkali metal hydroxide, methylglycinediacetic acid, glutamic acid n,n-diacetic acid, and alkali metal tripolyphosphate. The composition is particularly suited to remove tea and coffee soil in warewashing applications.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/04/16 / #20160222318

Synergistic stain removal through novel chelator combination

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

08/04/16 / #20160222277

Use of anti-agglomerants in high gas to oil ratio formations

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

07/21/16 / #20160208034

Reverse emulsion breaker polymers

The present invention generally relates to methods for resolving water and oil emulsions in the produced fluid of an oil production system comprising adding a reverse emulsion breaker to the produced fluid of the crude oil production system in an amount effective for resolving an oil-in-water emulsion. In particular, these methods for resolving an oil-in-water emulsion can be used in separation processes where the oil and solids in the produced fluid are separated from the produced water in the produced fluid.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/21/16 / #20160207190

Tool assembly comprising universal handle and interchangeable tool heads

A tool assembly includes an elongated handle and a locking system for attaching a tool head to the handle. The tool head can be a floor care tool or other accessory that can be attached to the handle such that the elongated length of the handle can aid in the use of the tool attached. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202508

Method of obtaining or maintaining optical transmittance into deaerated liquid

A method of obtaining or maintaining optical transference into deaerated liquid in contact with a light transference medium is disclosed. The method comprises applying ultrasonic energy at a wavelength (λ) into deaerated liquid in contact with a light transference medium. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202229

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 is disclosed. The methods comprise the use of physical and chemical means to prevent and/or remove deposition from one or more surfaces utilized in measurement of the one or more parameters. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/14/16 / #20160202155

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 is disclosed. The methods comprise the use of physical and chemical means to prevent and/or remove deposition from one or more surfaces utilized in measurement of the one or more parameters. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201896

Method of obtaining or maintaining optical transmittance into boiler liquid

A clean-in-place method of maintaining optical transference through a light transference medium operably connected to a boiler system is disclosed. The method comprises inter alia contacting a liquid chemical agent to a wetted surface of a light transference medium. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/14/16 / #20160201013

Fast dissolving solid detergent

A solid block or unit dosed detergent composition as described which can be utilized in a variety of applications for cleaning surfaces and objects, removing suspending soils, and rinsing easily. The detergent composition, when exposed to an aqueous solution such as water, dissolves quickly and completely to create the use solution.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/14/16 / #20160200963

Thermally stable polymers for enhanced oil recovery

Disclosed herein are polymer compositions useful in high temperature enhanced oil recovery applications. The polymer compositions include at least 20 mol % of an n,n-dialkyl-n,n-diallylammonium salt and further have a net negative charge. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/14/16 / #20160200600

Enhancement of 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

07/14/16 / #20160200595

Stable percarboxylic acid compositions and uses thereof

The present invention relates generally to stable percarboxylic acid compositions comprising, inter alia, at least two stabilizing agents, and various uses for water treatments, including water treatments in connection with oil- and gas-field operations. The present invention also relates to slick water compositions and gel based compositions that comprise stable percarboxylic acid compositions and the use thereof in oil- and gas-field operations.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/07/16 / #20160194582

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

06/16/16 / #20160168087

Sulfoperoxycarboxylic acids, their preparation and methods of use as bleaching and antimicorbial

The present invention relates to novel sulfoperoxycarboxylic acid compounds, and methods for making and using them. The sulfoperoxycarboxylic compounds of the invention are storage stable, water soluble and have low to no odor. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/16/16 / #20160166348

Universal c arm tape drape

A drape, such as but not limited to, a drape that can be used to cover a c arm of a medical device is provided. The drape includes material, at least one cuff and at least one adhesive strip. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/02/16 / #20160154411

Solid chemistry supply management system

A system for management of solid chemistry supply can be configured to use operating attributes and sensed operating conditions associated with a process to estimate solid chemistry supply levels. The system can also be configured to control a feeder attached to a solid chemistry supply container. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/02/16 / #20160152864

Low solids surface coating compositions and use thereof

The present invention is directed to low solid surface coating compositions and methods of using the same. The low solid surface coating compositions comprise a self-crosslinking polymer, a solvent, a surfactant, and water. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/02/16 / #20160151876

Methods of polishing sapphire surfaces

Described herein are methods for polishing sapphire surfaces and compositions for polishing sapphire surfaces. Kits for polishing sapphire surfaces are also disclosed. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/02/16 / #20160150779

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

05/26/16 / #20160146775

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

05/26/16 / #20160145539

Compositions to boost fabric softener performance

Method for treating a textile under industrial and institutional fabric care conditions to impart softness within a single wash and/or rinse cycle are disclosed. More particularly, the present invention relates to a combination of a liquid or solid fabric conditioning composition and a softening booster for treating a textile to impart softness within a single wash and/or rinse cycle. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145538

Compositions to boost fabric softener performance

Method for treating a textile under industrial and institutional fabric care conditions to impart softness within a single wash and/or rinse cycle are disclosed. More particularly, the present invention relates to a combination of a liquid or solid fabric conditioning composition and a softening booster for treating a textile to impart softness within a single wash and/or rinse cycle. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/26/16 / #20160145537

Compositions to boost fabric softener performance

Method for treating a textile under industrial and institutional fabric care conditions to impart softness within a single wash and/or rinse cycle are disclosed. More particularly, the present invention relates to a combination of a liquid or solid fabric conditioning composition and a softening booster for treating a textile to impart softness within a single wash and/or rinse cycle. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/19/16 / #20160137957

Liquid detergent composition

The invention refers to a liquid detergent concentrate composition comprising an emulsion having a water phase and an oil phase, the composition comprising based on the whole concentrate: (a) 1-50 wt.-% of a source of alkalinity; (b) 1-70 wt.-% of a at least one non-ionic surfactant; (c) 0.1-10 wt.-% of a copolymer of (1) at least one monomer of the formula (i): h2c═c(r1)—cooh, wherein r1 is a linear or branched c1-c6 alkyl or phenyl group; and (2) at least one monomer of (meth)acrylic acid (c1-c6) alkyl or phenyl ester; (d) 0.1-10 wt.-% of a copolymer of (i) acrylic and/or methacrylic acid; (ii) at least one monomer of the formula h2c═c(r3)—c(o)—o—(ch2ch2o)n—r4, wherein r3 is h or ch3, n is at least 2 and preferably has an average value of at least 10, preferably 10 to 70, 10 to 60, 10 to 30, and r4 is a hydrophobic group containing 8 to 24 carbon atoms; and (iii) at least one monomer of c1-c4 alkyl (meth)acrylate.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/19/16 / #20160137954

Polymers for industrial laundry detergents

The invention discloses detergent compositions containing acrylic acid polymers, including methacrylic acid/ethyl acrylate polymers. In certain embodiments compositions employ an acrylic acid polymer comprising at least 40 wt-% polymerized residues of acrylic monomers, at least 50 wt-% of at least one surfactant, a solvent, at least one water conditioning polymer, and water. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/19/16 / #20160137538

Methods and apparatus for controlling water hardness

The present invention is related to methods, apparatuses, and compositions for controlling water hardness. The methods, apparatuses and compositions also reduce scale formation. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/19/16 / #20160137535

Use of peracetic acid/hydrogen peroxide and peroxide-reducing agents for treatment of drilling fluids, frac fluids, flowback water and disposal water

Methods for the use of peracid compositions having decreased hydrogen peroxide concentration and a uv-blocking agent for various water treatments, including oil- and gas-field operations, and/or other aseptic treatments are disclosed. In numerous aspects, peracetic acid is the preferred peracid and is treated with a peroxide-reducing agent to substantially reduce the hydrogen peroxide content. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/19/16 / #20160135453

Shelf stable, reduced corrosion, ready to use peroxycarboxylic acid antimicrobial compositions

The present invention relates to shelf stable and/or less corrosive peroxycarboxylic acid antimicrobial compositions, including ready-to-use compositions. Shelf stable compositions can include defined ratios of hydrogen peroxide to peroxycarboxylic acid and/or hydrogen peroxide to protonated carboxylic acid, but need not include strong acid. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/12/16 / #20160131608

Ppm pool sensor

A sensor including first and second electrodes can be used to determine the concentration of at least one chemical constituent in a fluid sample under test. The electrodes can be disposed in the fluid sample and a predetermined voltage can be applied to a first electrode. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/12/16 / #20160130167

Apparatus and method for treating slurries

An apparatus for treating slurries, in particular biogenic or industrial slurries, can include at least one treatment rotor which is arranged or can be arranged in the slurry and which rotates or is rotatable about an axis of rotation (r), with treatment elements which project outward, as seen from the axis of rotation (r), and between which interspaces are formed, at least some of the treatment elements having, at—at least one, preferably each—adjacent interspace, in each case at least one treatment edge, preferably at least two treatment edges spaced apart from one another, each of these treatment edges running from the inside outward, as seen from the axis of rotation. Methods for treating slurries are also disclosed, including methods using the apparatus for treating slurries.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/05/16 / #20160123950

Sensor system and method for sensing chlorine concentration

Certain embodiments include a sensor system for measuring chlorine concentration in water. The sensor system can have a manifold including one or more flow passages for receiving fluid flow. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/05/16 / #20160122689

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

05/05/16 / #20160122619

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 may be surfactants. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/05/16 / #20160120391

Solid chemical product dispensing using recycled fluid

Dispensing techniques utilize existing fluid to dispense a solid block of chemical product concentrate. The solid chemical product concentrate may include, for example, detergents, disinfectants, sanitizers, rinse agents, or other cleaning agents. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/28/16 / #20160115426

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

04/28/16 / #20160115369

Composition and method for dispersing paraffins in crude oils

A composition of co-polymers, surfactants and solvents is provided for use in methods of reducing paraffin and wax deposition from crude oils in storage and transportation vessels.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/28/16 / #20160114306

Silica containing basic sorbent for acid gas removal

An acid gas sorbent composition is disclosed. The composition comprises a compound having the following formula: (sio2)x(oh)yf.b wherein f optionally exists and said f is at least one of the following: a functionalized organosilane, a sulfur-containing organosilane, or an amine-containing organosilane; and wherein b is a hygroscopic solid at a preferred water to solid molar ration of about 0.1 to about 6, and more particularly, b is a basic inorganic solid including, but not limiting to, alkali to alkali-earth metal oxides, hydroxides, carbonates, or bicarbonates, containing at least one of the following metal cations: calcium, magnesium, strontium, barium, sodium, lithium, potassium, cesium, lanthanum, cerium, praseodymium, neodymium, samarium, europium, gadolinium, dysprosium, scandium, ytterbium, yttrium, or erbrium; wherein the molar ration of y/x is equal to about 0.01 to about 0.5.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/28/16 / #20160113319

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

04/07/16 / #20160097721

Handheld fluorometer

A method of detecting concentration of dipicolinic acid and terbium chloride in a chemical composition with a fluorometer, wherein the fluorometer comprises an excitation source for emitting electromagnetic radiation at one or more wavelengths, and a detector module for detecting fluorescence emitted by dipicolinic acid, emitting electromagnetic radiation from the excitation source at wavelengths that induce fluorescence in dipicolinic acid-terbium chloride combination present in the chemical composition, detecting the fluorescence emitted by the dipicolinic acid-terbium chloride combination via the detector module, and determining the concentration of dipicolinic acid using predetermined relationship between fluorescence emitted and the concentration of dipicolinic acid-terbium chloride combination.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/07/16 / #20160097161

Method of increasing paper strength

The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the strength of a paper sheet. The method involves adding to the paper sheet an amine containing polymer. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/07/16 / #20160097160

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

The invention provides methods and compositions for increasing the strength of a paper sheet. The method involves adding to the paper sheet an amine containing polymer. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/24/16 / #20160083816

Method for recovering gold from refractory ore

A method of recovering gold from refractory ore containing a carbonaceous material, a sulfide and gold is provided. Gypsum seed crystals are added to a slurry containing a roasted refractory ore or a pressure-oxidized refractory ore to decrease gypsum encapsulation of gold and improve gold recovery.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/17/16 / #20160077014

Automatic titrator

. . The present invention generally relates to continuous methods quantifying a target analyte concentration in a process solution. These methods are continuous automated titration methods that use titration chemistries to measure the target analyte concentration in the process solution. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/17/16 / #20160073623

Heat system for killing pests

The present disclosure generally relates to the field of pest elimination including all life stages of bed bugs. The present disclosure includes articles, systems, and methods of heat treatment to target and kill pests.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/10/16 / #20160069849

Oxoanion concentration determination using aluminum reagents

To determine the concentration of an oxoanion in an aqueous solution, an aluminum reagent is added to the aqueous solution to form an optical analysis solution. Addition of the aluminum reagent may or may not form an alumino-oxoanion hydroxide hydrate precipitate. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/10/16 / #20160068789

Caustic free low temperature ware wash detergent for reducing scale build-up

Caustic-free detergent compositions are provided. Detergent compositions including an aminocarboxylate, water conditioning agent, non-caustic source of alkalinity and water beneficially do not require the use of additional surfactants and/or polymers to provide suitable detergency and prevent scale build-up on treated surfaces. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/10/16 / #20160068786

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

03/10/16 / #20160068414

Addition of aluminum reagents to oxoanion-containing water streams

The removal of oxoanions from an aqueous stream having a concentration of a metal cation and a concentration of an oxoanion that varies over time may involve continuously monitoring the concentration of the metal cation and the concentration of the oxoanion to provide a current metal cation concentration and a current oxoanion concentration. A metal cation source and an aluminum reagent may be added to the aqueous stream based on the measured current metal cation concentration and the current oxoanion concentration. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/10/16 / #20160067660

Apparatus, method and system for providing an auxiliary flush to a central chemical dispensing system

Systems and methods for supplying a variety of chemical products to a plurality of utilization points such as to washer extractors or washing machines includes utilizing an auxiliary flush mechanism that operates independently of a product supplying manifold so that the wash machines may be flushed in order to free the manifold to supply product to an otherwise waiting washing machine. The flush mechanism includes flush lines associated with respective washing machines and each line having an auxiliary flush valve and associated flow sensor which are configured to flush water through delivery lines leading to respective washing machines. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/03/16 / #20160061790

Quantification of asphaltene inhibitors in crude oil using thermal analysis coupled with mass spectrometry

The present invention generally relates to a novel method for the characterization and quantification of involatile macromolecules in hydrocarbon samples of crude oil. More particularly, the method utilizes pyrolysis/gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (py/gc/ms, py/gc/ms/ms or py/gc/triple quad ms) to detect and quantify polymeric asphaltene inhibitors in crude oil.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/03/16 / #20160060812

Method of increasing paper surface strength by using polyaluminum chloride in a size press formulation containing starch

Size press formulations and methods of treating a substrate using the size press formulations. The size press formulations may include solids. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/03/16 / #20160060806

Dryer monitoring

A dryer monitoring system receives dryer information from one or more sensors concerning operation of one or more dryers, such as clothes dryers. For example, the dryer monitoring system may receive temperature and/or humidity information from one or more dryers. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/03/16 / #20160060805

Dryer monitoring

A dryer monitoring system receives dryer information from one or more sensors concerning operation of one or more dryers, such as clothes dryers. For example, the dryer monitoring system may receive temperature and/or humidity information from one or more dryers. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/03/16 / #20160060804

Dryer monitoring

A dryer monitoring system receives dryer information from one or more sensors concerning operation of one or more dryers, such as clothes dryers. For example, the dryer monitoring system may receive temperature and/or humidity information from one or more dryers. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/03/16 / #20160060579

Solid rinse aid composition comprising polyacrylic acid

Solid rinse aid compositions, methods of use, and methods of making said composition are disclosed. Rinse aid is provided by a solidification agent, a sheeting agent, a defoamer component, and a polyacrylic acid homopolymer or alkali metal salt thereof forming a solid compositions. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/03/16 / #20160060577

Method of generating carbonate in situ in a use solution and of buffered alkaline cleaning under an enriched co2 atmosphere

The invention is directed to methods of generating carbonate in situ in a use solution under an enriched co2 atmosphere. In another aspect, the invention is directed to methods of cleaning food processing surfaces under an enriched co2 atmosphere comprising contacting a food processing surface with a cleaning composition comprised of an alkalinity source, a surfactant, and water, monitoring the ph during the wash cycle and adjusting the ph by recirculating a use solution, adding a secondary alkalinity source, or both recirculating a use solution and adding a secondary alkalinity source, to generate carbonate in situ in the use solution. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/03/16 / #20160060576

Fluoro-inorganics for inhibiting or removing silica or metal silicate deposits

The present invention generally relates to methods for removing silica or silicate deposits comprising contacting a cleaning composition with a surface in contact with a liquid containing silica or silicates, wherein the cleaning composition comprises a salt of a nitrogen base having a fluoro inorganic anion. In particular, these methods for removing silica or silicate deposits can be used in steam generators, evaporators, heat exchangers, and the like that are used in produced water plant unit operations.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/03/16 / #20160060095

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

03/03/16 / #20160058023

Reuse of activated chlorous agent for meat and poultry treatment

The invention provides methods, apparatuses and compositions for the reduction of pathogenic and/or non-pathogenic organisms in raw meat. The invention includes simultaneously manufacturing and applying to raw meat an activated chlorous agent or other biocidal composition. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/03/16 / #20160058012

Wear resistant antimicrobial compositions and methods of use

Anti-microbial compositions comprising (a) a quaternary ammonium compound and (b) a cationic biocide. Applicant has discovered a synergistic combination of the two components with the ration of cationic biocide to quaternary ammonium being less than 1:10 or with a single quaternary compound in a ratio of less than 1.6 to 1 provide a film forming coating that has residual anti-bacterial activity and improved durability with strong resistance to general wear between applications.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/18/16 / #20160048779

Cip wash summary and library

One embodiment includes a method for monitoring a cip process previously performed. The method includes accessing cip process data stored in a cip library. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/18/16 / #20160047746

Handheld fluorometer

A fluorometer for measuring fluorescence of a sample includes an excitation source for emitting electromagnetic radiation along a first beam path to induce fluorescence in the sample. An excitation filter transmits electromagnetic radiation from the excitation source toward the sample. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/18/16 / #20160046892

Polymers for industrial laundry detergents

The invention discloses detergent compositions containing acrylic acid polymers, including methacrylic acid/ethyl acrylate polymers. In certain embodiments compositions employ an acrylic acid polymer comprising at least 40 wt-% polymerized residues of acrylic monomers, at least 50 wt-% of at least one surfactant, a solvent, at least one water conditioning polymer, and water. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/18/16 / #20160045943

Cip wash comparison and simulation

One embodiment includes a method for simulating an operational effect of one or more changes in a cip process. The method includes providing a graphical user interface configured to receive inputs from a user, receiving at least one proposed adjustment to one cip phase of the cip process, and generating a simulated cip process based on a first set of cip data and the at least one proposed adjustment to generate simulated cip data based on the simulated cip process. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/11/16 / #20160039597

Multiple solid products liquid solution dispenser

A dispenser system and method for creating and dispensing one or more solutions formed from a plurality of separate and distinct solid products which are eroded or dissolved in a liquid. The one or more solutions may include at least one of a first solid product and a second solid product, dissolved in the liquid. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/11/16 / #20160038889

Apparatus and method for dispensing solutions from solid products

An apparatus and method for creating and dispensing a solution formed of a solid product which is eroded or dissolved in a liquid, which may include methods for creating turbulent flow of the liquid. The apparatus includes an inlet portion for introducing the liquid into the dispenser system, a solution forming assembly, and an outlet portion for dispensing the solution. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/04/16 / #20160033407

Fluorometer with multiple detection channels

An optical sensor may have multiple detection channels to detect different characteristics of a fluid. For example, an optical sensor used in industrial cleaning and sanitizing applications may have multiple detection channels to detect when a system is both clean and properly sanitized. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/04/16 / #20160032170

Polymer emulsions for use in crude oil recovery

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

02/04/16 / #20160031809

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

02/04/16 / #20160031735

Synergistic interaction of weak cation exchange resin and magnesium oxide

The present invention relates to methods, apparatuses, and systems for treating water. The methods, apparatuses and systems reduce scaling associated with solubilized water hardness using a sequence of water treatment agents, including a first threshold agent shedding weak cation exchange resin and a second magnesium compound conversion agent water treatment. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/04/16 / #20160030315

Antimicrobial foaming compositions containing cationic active ingredients

The antimicrobial foaming composition of the present invention comprises a cationic active ingredient, a cationic compatible surfactant, a foam booster, a foam structure enhancing agent, dermal adjuvants, and a carrier. The present antimicrobial compositions are free of the antimicrobial agents triclosan (i.e., 2,4,4′-trichloro-2′hydroxy-diphenylether) and lower alcohols. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/04/16 / #20160029639

Dual biocide generator

Methods and apparatus for generation of dual biocides are provided. The electrolytic generation of chlorine as a biocide is employed for further generation of additional biocides within a single system or generator, including bromine, iodine, chlorine dioxide, fluorine, or chloramines from their respective salts and/or precursors. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024531

Methods using peracids for controlling corn ethanol fermentation process infection and yield loss

A process for the use of peracid compositions to eliminate and/or control the growth of undesirable bacteria, including contaminating bacteria, in the fermentation production of alcohol is disclosed. Beneficially, the peracid compositions and methods of use of the same do not interfere or inhibit the growth or replication of yeast and have low or no adverse environmental impact.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/28/16 / #20160024439

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

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

01/28/16 / #20160023927

Hydrogen sulfide abatement in geothermal facilities

A method of reducing hydrogen sulfide content in a medium is disclosed. The method may include the steps of contacting a medium containing hydrogen sulfide with an effective amount of hydrogen peroxide, contacting the medium with an oxidizing agent, converting the hydrogen sulfide to sulfate, and reducing the hydrogen sulfide content in the medium. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/21/16 / #20160018247

Oval gear meter

Embodiments include a flow measuring system for measuring characteristics of a fluid flow. The flow measuring system can include a pair of rotating members rotating synchronously to the fluid flow. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/21/16 / #20160017500

Corrosion control compositions and methods of mitigating corrosion

Corrosion inhibitor compositions are provided that can include a mixture of one or more transition metals, one or more organic phosphates, one or more inorganic phosphates, optionally a dispersant, and hydroxyphosphono acetic acid and/or salts thereof. Methods of mitigating or inhibiting corrosion of housing or conduits containing aqueous mediums are also disclosed. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/21/16 / #20160015019

Method of using insect bait station

A device for controlling blood-feeding insects is disclosed. The device includes a membrane containing a solution suitable for consumption by blood-feeding insects wherein the solution is comprised of a base, the base selected from the group consisting of up to 70 wt % nacl in water, phosphate buffer, citric acid in water, and sodium lauryl sulfate in water, and wherein the solution has a ph of between about 6 and 8. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/14/16 / #20160011570

Geothermal process optimizer

A system for geothermal process optimization can include a receiver configured to receive brine conditions sensed at a head of a production well of a geothermal power plant and a first circuit configured to determine an analyte value according to the sensed brine conditions. Also, the system can include a second circuit configured to determine a product dosage value for a product, according to the analyte value, product information, and historical power plant data. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/14/16 / #20160009606

Polymers useful in agricultural applications

Methods of coating seeds with polymers and seeds coated with such polymers are disclosed herein. The polymers can be phosphonates, sulfonates, polymers of ethylenically unsaturated carboxylic acids, polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate, polysuccinic oligomers, acrylic acid/2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid, blends of acrylic acid/2-acrylamido-2-methylpropane sulfonic acid with polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate, sulfomethylated acrylic acid/acrylamide, blends of sulfomethylated acrylic acid/acrylamide with polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate, polymaleic acid, acrylic acid/acrylamide copolymers, polyacrylic acid, trimethylglycine hydrochloride, blends of polyaminopolyethermethylene phosphonate with trimethylglycine hydrochloride, and any combination or salt of such polymers. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/07/16 / #20160002576

Solid tablet unit dose oven cleaner

A solidification matrix includes sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, a water charge, an anhydrous metasilicate, a polycarboxylic acid polymer or salt or derivative thereof, and additional functional ingredients. The sodium hydroxide, sodium carbonate, a water charge, an anhydrous metasilicate, a polycarboxylic acid polymer, and additional functional ingredients interact to form a hydrate solid. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/07/16 / #20160002525

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








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