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

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

Compositions for enhanced oil recovery

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

Paraffin deposition inhibitor coatings

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

Apparatus, method and system for calibrating a liquid dispensing system

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

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

Compositions and methods for corrosion inhibitor monitoring

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

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

The invention provides an associative polymer, a powder, and a process for making a powder comprising, networking one or more associative polymer(s) and one or more optional surfactant(s) to form a wet gel, and forming a powder from the wet gel, wherein the associative polymer(s) have a weight average molecular weight of from about 10 kda to about 2,000 kda.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Paraffin suppressant compositions, and methods of making and using

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

Fluorescent water treatment compounds and method of use

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

Process for removal of selenium from water by dithionite ions

A method for efficiently removal of oxidised selenium from liquid, such as fgd wastewater. The method involves adding a non-iron-based reducing agent (e.g. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Two components disinfecting composition containing peracetic acid and chelating agent

The invention relates to a two component disinfectant composition comprising: (a) a peracetic acid-generating component comprising acetic acid, hydrogen peroxide and an organic phosphonic acid; and (b) a stabilizer component comprising an alkaline agent and a chelating agent, wherein the chelating agent is selected from the group consisting of n,n-bis(carboxymethyl)-l-glutamic acid, methylglycine diacetic acid, nitrilotriacetic acid, and alkali metal salts thereof, and a mixture of two or more thereof and to the aqueous disinfectant solution obtainable by mixing and diluting components (a) and (b) in water. The invention further relates to a method of disinfecting surface and instruments, particularly flexible endoscopes, using said aqueous disinfectant solution.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Quaternary disinfectant composition with anionic scale inhibiting agent

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

An on-line control and reaction process for ph adjustment

An on-line control and reaction process for ph adjustment and a control device for automatically adjusting ph value are provided. The process includes mixing a first enhancer and a second enhancer, optionally after diluting the first enhancer and/or the second enhancer with water, to form a mixture, setting a base ph value (δ1) and a target ph value (δ2), and adding ph adjuster into the mixture via a ph control unit and mixing to obtain a product with the target ph value. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

Gas stream treatment process

A process of treating a gas stream containing at least one mercury compound or species, the process comprising: applying a composition into said gas stream ahead of a particulate matter collection device, wherein said composition contains a compound having the following formula (sio2)x(oh)ymzsaf, wherein (i) sio2 is an optional component; (ii) m comprises at least one of the following metal or metalloid cations: boron, magnesium, aluminum, calcium, titanium, vanadium, manganese, iron, cobalt, nickel, copper, zinc, zirconium, molybdenum, palladium, silver, cadmium, tin, platinum, gold, and bismuth; (iii) s comprises a sulfur-based species selected from at least one of the following: sulfide salts, dithiocarbamates, polymer-based dithiocarbamates, and polysulfide salts; (iii) f is an optional component and if present comprises at least one of the following: a functionalized organosilane, a sulfur-containing organosilane, an amine-containing organosilane, and an alkyl-containing organosilane at a surface area coverage of 0.01-100%; (iv) the molar ratio of y/x is equal to about 0.01 to about 0.5 and the molar ratio of x/z is equal to about 0.1 to about 300 if sio2 is present, and if sio2 is absent x is 0 and z is 1; and (v) the molar ratio of a/z is about 0.5 to about 5.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/30/17 / #20170339952

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

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

11/23/17 / #20170335429

Method of separating mercury from an ore leachate

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

11/23/17 / #20170335254

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

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

11/23/17 / #20170335253

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

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

11/23/17 / #20170335241

Viscoelastic amphoteric surfactant based cleaning compositions

Alkaline or neutral viscoelastic cleaning compositions are disclosed which use non polymer thickening agents. According to the invention, cleaning compositions have been developed using viscoelastic surfactants in a neutral, acidic or alkaline cleaning formulations. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335219

Use of o/w emulsions for chain lubrication

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

11/23/17 / #20170335204

Heavy amines as hydrogen sulfide and mercaptan scavengers

The present invention generally relates to compositions and methods for scavenging hydrogen sulfide and/or mercaptans from fluids. More particularly, the invention relates to the use of compositions comprising a surfactant and the reaction product between a polyamine and a formaldehyde as a hydrogen sulfide or a mercaptan scavenger for hydrocarbon-containing fluids, particularly for natural gas, crude oil, field oil, fuel oil, naphtha, gasoline, kerosene, diesel, slurry oil, gas oil, resid, refinery gas, coal gas, tar, asphalt, coke gas, ammonia synthesis gas, gas from an industrial gas stream, or a sulfurization plant.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170335169

Cationic ammonium surfactants as low dosage hydrate inhibitors

This disclosure relates to anti-agglomerant low dosage hydrate inhibitors that can inhibit the formation of hydrate agglomerants and/or plugs. The anti-agglomerant low dosage hydrate inhibitors can be surfactants. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/23/17 / #20170334706

Chemical product dispensing independent of drive fluid flow rate

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

11/23/17 / #20170333956

Methods of using enzyme compositions

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

11/16/17 / #20170328856

Electrochemical sensor and method of using same

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

11/16/17 / #20170328357

A diaphragm pump for dosing a fluid and an according method

A diaphragm pump (10), in particular for use as a detergent dosage pump, comprises a pump housing (12) with at least a first check valve (14) and a second check valve (16), a fluid chamber (18), a diaphragm (20) defining a wall of the fluid chamber (18) and reciprocatingly movable, a stepping motor (28) as driving means for reciprocating said diaphragm (20), wherein the stepping motor (28) comprises a controller (34) for actuating the stepping motor (28), and an external control unit (36) for operating the controller (34) of the stepping motor (28), wherein the external control unit (36) is connected to the controller (34) by a power supply line (38) for transmitting an operating signal (42, 46) to the controller (34), wherein the operating signal (42, 46) is a start signal for operating the diaphragm pump (10), in particular the stepping motor (28), at preset parameters. The diaphragm pump (10) according to the invention offers increased cost efficiency of the diaphragm pump (10) by integrating the power supply and the transfer of operating signals from the control unit (36) to the controller (34).. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170328008

Tissue dust reduction

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

11/16/17 / #20170328004

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

A process for flocculating filler particles in water is provided. The process comprises adding a flocculant to a mixture comprising filler particles and water, wherein the flocculant has a reduced specific viscosity (“rsv”) of from about 5 dl/g to about 16 dl/g, a viscosity average molecular weight of from about 1,200,000 to about 7,500,000, and a cationic charge of from about 5 mol % to about 50 mol %. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170327728

Corrosion inhibitor compositions and methods of using same

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

11/16/17 / #20170327727

Slow-release scale inhibiting compositions

A coated particulate composition includes a vitreous polyphosphate glass particulate and a coating on at least a portion of the surface of the particulate, the coating comprising a water-insoluble polymer or a water-insoluble particulate, wherein the coating weight is about 0.01 wt % to 90 wt % of the mass of the coated particulate. The particulates provide long-term scale inhibition downhole in subterranean reservoirs where temperatures exceed 70° c.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

11/16/17 / #20170325650

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

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

11/09/17 / #20170321165

Two step method of cleaning, sanitizing, and rinsing a surface

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

11/09/17 / #20170321153

Stable liquid manual dishwashing compositions containing enzymes

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

10/26/17 / #20170306564

Methods and compositions for enhancing sizing in papermaking process

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

10/26/17 / #20170306504

Corrosion inhibitor compositions and methods of using same

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

10/26/17 / #20170306502

Corrosion inhibitor compositions and methods of using same

We disclose the use of an aliphatic tertiary amino functional compound to suppress h2s formation of a sulfur-based corrosion inhibitor during storage of the sulfur-based corrosion inhibitor in a substantially enclosed container. Thus, disclosed herein is a stabilized corrosion inhibitor composition comprising a sulfur-based corrosion inhibitor and an aliphatic tertiary amino functional compound. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

10/26/17 / #20170306266

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

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

10/26/17 / #20170306265

Leather and/or vinyl cleaner and moisturizer and method of making same

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

10/12/17 / #20170292657

Temperature-stable paraffin inhibitor compositions

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

10/05/17 / #20170287160

Analyzing images of pests using a mobile device application

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

10/05/17 / #20170281820

Solid air freshener

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

09/28/17 / #20170274157

Thermal treatment of surgical fluids

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

09/28/17 / #20170274136

Medical weighing systems

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

09/21/17 / #20170268171

Low capital bleaching of chemical pulp

Bleaching methods and formulations for bleaching/delignification processes for chemical pulp are provided. The bleaching methods utilize peroxide and an organomanganese complex under aqueous caustic conditions, increasing bleaching efficiency of the overall bleaching/delignification process. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/21/17 / #20170267546

Method of monitoring naphthenic acids

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

09/14/17 / #20170260977

Positive displacement lact pump metering

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

09/14/17 / #20170260480

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

The present invention relates to a method of making a solid cleaning composition. The method can include pressing and/or vibrating a flowable solid of a self-solidifying cleaning composition. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170260442

Mitigation of corrosion in geothermal systems

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

09/14/17 / #20170260076

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

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

09/14/17 / #20170259443

Rapid polymer hydration

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

09/14/17 / #20170259286

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

Embodiments include a bottle and method for cleaning a grill. An exemplary method may be applied to grills having an upper grill and a lower grill. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/14/17 / #20170259223

Progressive tank system and method for using the same

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

09/14/17 / #20170258079

Couplers for medium-chain fatty acids and disinfecting compositions

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

09/07/17 / #20170254021

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

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

09/07/17 / #20170253813

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

The present invention generally relates to a method for separating solids from liquid in a slurry comprising solids and a liquid (e.g., an aqueous solution). More specifically, the method comprises contacting an effective amount of a high molecular weight polymeric flocculant with the slurry in a tanker truck or as the slurry is flowing to the truck, allowing the solids to settle during a settling time whereby the solids settle to the bottom of the tanker truck, and the liquid is removed from the tanker truck at a level above the settled solids. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251666

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

A solid glutaraldehyde composition is provided which incorporates a quaternary ammonium compound. The glutaraldehyde can be used in a method of treating a wellbore or a subterranean formation, by introducing the composition to a wellbore or to an injection line within a wellbore in an amount effective to reduce biodegradation of crude oil, reduce corrosion of metal surfaces from sulfur-reducing bacteria, or to reduce the introduction of bacteria into the formation, reduce microbial contamination of a fluid introduced into the wellbore, or reduce microbial contamination of a pipeline.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251665

Solid antimicrobial glutaraldehyde compositions and their uses

A solid glutaraldehyde composition is provided having an increased glass transition temperature. The glutaraldehyde can be used in a method of treating a wellbore or a subterranean formation, by introducing the composition to a wellbore or to an injection line within a wellbore in an amount effective to reduce biodegradation of crude oil, reduce corrosion of metal surfaces from sulfur-reducing bacteria, or to reduce the introduction of bacteria into the formation, reduce microbial contamination of a fluid introduced into the wellbore, or reduce microbial contamination of a pipeline.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

09/07/17 / #20170251663

Sanitizing rinse based on quat-anionic surfactant synergy

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

08/31/17 / #20170248522

Peroxycarboxylic acid compositions suitable for inline optical or conductivity monitoring

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

08/31/17 / #20170248358

Ice handling container

The invention is an improved ice handling container and methods for using the container. The container includes a bottom wall with upstanding sidewalls terminating in a mouth. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/31/17 / #20170248276

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

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

08/31/17 / #20170247841

Drainage management in multi-ply papermaking

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

08/31/17 / #20170247798

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

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

08/31/17 / #20170247644

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

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

08/31/17 / #20170247642

High alkaline warewash detergent with enhanced scale control and soil dispersion

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

08/31/17 / #20170247641

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

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

08/31/17 / #20170245499

Ether amines for enhanced sporicidal performance

A composition and method are used to treat articles suspected of contamination with bacterial spores. The composition and method are effective against bacterial spores selected from c. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240928

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

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

08/24/17 / #20170240846

Solvent application in bottle wash using amidine based formulas

According to the invention, the compositions and methods provide for the complete removal of labels, synthetic glues and/or adhesives from a plurality of surfaces through the use of an aqueous or non-aqueous basic organic solvent and/or an amidine, optionally in combination with surfactants, chelants, acidulants and/or additional bottle wash additives. Beneficially, the compositions and methods are suitable for use at lower temperatures and ph conditions, along with under caustic-free and/or reduced caustic conditions to effectively remove such labels, synthetic glues and/or adhesives from a surface within less than about 30 minutes.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/24/17 / #20170240844

Catalyzed non-staining high alkaline cip cleaner

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

08/24/17 / #20170240799

Hydrazide crosslinked polymer emulsions for use in crude oil recovery

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

08/24/17 / #20170238784

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

A dishwashing machine is used for pre-rinse operation of soiled dishes. A cavity is configured and arranged to contain the soiled dishes. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233684

Detergent composition comprising phosphinosuccinic acid adducts and methods of use

Detergent compositions effective for controlling hard water scale accumulation are disclosed. Detergent compositions employing phosphinosuccinic acid and mono-, bis- and oligomeric phosphinosuccinic acid (pso) derivatives with alkali metal carbonate and/or alkali metal hydroxide reduce had water scale accumulation on treated surfaces at alkaline conditions between about ph of 9 and 12.5. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233680

Hard surface cleaning compositions

Cleaning compositions that include a non-functionalized alkyl polyglycoside, a nonionic surfactant system, and water. In certain embodiments, the cleaning compositions are substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170233674

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

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

08/17/17 / #20170233666

Alkyl diols for crude oil treatment

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

08/17/17 / #20170233268

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

The present invention relates to an apparatus (1), suitable for preparing and dispensing a flocculant solution to dewatering an aqueous process stream (4), wherein the apparatus (1) comprises a mixing pump (5) that mixes the flocculant solution and builds up a pressure onto the flocculant solution, and a maturing pressure tank (2), whereby the maturing pressure tank (2) is fluidly connected with the mixing pump (5), so that the pressurized diluted flocculant solution (3) is led from the mixing pump (5) into the maturing pressure tank (2) and matured therein under pressure that is above atmosphere pressure.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/17/17 / #20170231456

Cleaning tool with removable sock

A cleaning tool includes a shaft extending from a proximal end to a distal end, where the shaft has a handle at the proximal end and a tool head at the distal end; and a sock removably mountable on the tool head. The tool head may include a through hole, and the sock may include a fastener with a first coupling member and a second coupling member, where the first and second coupling members are constructed to align with and couple through the through hole on the tool head. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/10/17 / #20170227530

Method and composition for rapid detection of protein soils

A method for detecting presence of protein or biofilm on a surface includes applying a composition to the surface, and observing a color reaction if protein or biofilm is present on the surface. The composition comprises a first part that includes copper sulfate and a second part that includes a reagent capable of reacting with the copper sulfate to produce a visible color reaction when contacted with protein or biofilm.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/10/17 / #20170226841

Squeeze treatment for in situ scavenging of hydrogen sulfide

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

08/10/17 / #20170225983

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

08/10/17 / #20170225978

Removal of hydrate inhibitors from waste streams

The present invention generally relates to methods and high molecular weight polymeric flocculants for removing a polymeric low dose hydrate inhibitor. More specifically, the method comprises contacting a high molecular weight polymeric flocculant to an aqueous fluid containing the polymer low dose hydrate inhibitor. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218571

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

08/03/17 / #20170218306

Solid laundry detergent for restaurant soils

The invention relates to solid detergents for cleaning restaurant soils and methods of making and using the same. Embodiments of the invention can include solid cleaning compositions having an alkalinity source comprising an alkali metal carbonate, a surfactant system comprising an anionic surfactant and a nonionic surfactant, a water conditioning agent, and water. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218297

Conveyor lubricants including emulsion of a lipophilic compound and an emulsifier and/or an anionic surfactant and methods employing them

The present invention relates to conveyor lubricant compositions including an emulsion of a lipophilic compound and also including an emulsifier and/or an anionic surfactant. The present invention also relates to methods employing such lubricant compositions. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218277

Methods for enhancing hydrocarbon recovery from oil sands

The present invention generally relates to methods and process agents for bitumen extraction from ore. More specifically, the method comprises contacting a process agent to the ore and adding water to form a bitumen-containing slurry. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

08/03/17 / #20170218169

Rheology modifying agents for slurries

Rheology modifying agents and methods of modifying the rheology of a slurry are disclosed, in addition to methods for the prevention of fouling. The slurry can be a lime slurry or a magnesium oxide slurry. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/27/17 / #20170209016

Method of manual surface cleaning using cleaning textiles and of washing said cleaning textiles

The present invention refers to a method of manual surface cleaning comprising the steps of: a) wet wiping a surface with cleaning textiles wetted with a use solution of a detergent composition a; b) washing the cleaning textiles soiled in step a) by mechanically and automatically washing in a use solution of the detergent composition a; c) wet wiping a surface with cleaning textiles obtained in step b) and wetted with the use solution of the detergent composition a; d) optionally repeating steps b) and c) at least once. The present invention further refers to the use of a detergent composition a for manual surface cleaning involving the use of cleaning textiles and for washing said cleaning textiles soiled by said manual surface cleaning, wherein the detergent composition a comprises at least one surfactant and the washing of said cleaning textiles is carried out in the presence of a preserving agent or preserving composition. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/20/17 / #20170203263

Method and apparatus for variation of flow to erode solid chemistry

A method and apparatus for obtaining a product chemistry from a product and a fluid is provided. A product is housed within a dispenser. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/13/17 / #20170200360

Wireless communication for dispenser beacons

A communication system for hygiene compliance monitoring comprising a plurality of hygiene dispensers for dispensing hygiene product, each dispenser having a transmitter for transmitting data indicating the status of dispenser, such as product remaining in the dispenser to a central monitoring station.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/13/17 / #20170199124

Fluorescence assay for quantification of picolinate and other compounds in oxidizers and oxidizing compositions

A method of fluorometrically detecting the concentration of chemical components in oxidizing formulations is disclosed. In a particular embodiment the detection is of the stabilizing component of picolinic acid, present in such formulations, although any component which fluoresces may be detected. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/13/17 / #20170198240

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

07/13/17 / #20170198225

Multifunctional product with hydrogen sulfide scavenging and hydrate inhibition capacity

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

07/13/17 / #20170198204

Heavy oil rheology modifiers for flow improvement during production and transportation operations

The present invention generally relates to methods for enhancing production and transportation of heavy and extra-heavy crude oil and for reducing the growth of asphaltene flocculants or hindering their formation, the methods comprising contacting an oil-soluble composition that comprises polyetheramines, tallow amines, tallow diamines, alkylphenol-formaldehyde resins, reaction products of alpha-olefin, maleic anhydride and pentaerythritol, or a combination thereof, with the heavy or extra-heavy crude oil.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/06/17 / #20170191975

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

07/06/17 / #20170190950

Temperature-stable paraffin inhibitor compositions

Disclosed are compositions including up to 20 wt % of a paraffin inhibiting polymer and one or more non-polymeric glycol ether compounds, wherein the compositions are stable and flow at a temperature between about 0° c. And −40° c., in many cases between about −20 c. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

07/06/17 / #20170190949

Temperature-stable paraffin inhibitor compositions

Disclosed are compositions including up to 20 wt % of a paraffin inhibiting polymer and a non-polymeric ester compound, wherein the compositions flow at a temperature between about 0° c. And −40° c., or between about −20° c. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/29/17 / #20170183606

Hard surface cleaning compositions

Cleaning compositions that include a non-functionalized alkyl polyglycoside, a nonionic surfactant system, and water. In certain embodiments, the cleaning compositions are substantially free of alkyl phenol ethoxylates. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/29/17 / #20170182197

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

06/22/17 / #20170176237

Apparatus, method and system for calibrating a liquid dispensing system

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

06/22/17 / #20170175337

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

06/22/17 / #20170175333

Method for preserving recycled fiber by using biocides in paper manufacturing and method for manufacturing paper using recycled fibers

The present invention provides a method for preserving recycled fiber by using biocides and a method for manufacturing paper using recycled fiber. The method for manufacturing paper, using recycled fiber as a raw material, comprises pulping procedure: pulping the raw material containing recycled fiber, and papermaking procedure: producing the paper with the pulp slurry obtained in the pulping procedure; wherein the total starch content of recycled fiber is measured before recycled fiber is pulped, and when the total starch content of recycled fiber is higher than a predetermined value, one or more biocides are added during the pulping procedure.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/22/17 / #20170173643

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

06/22/17 / #20170173642

Peroxyformic acid compositions for membrane filtration cleaning

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

06/15/17 / #20170166833

Dry lubricant for conveying containers

The passage of a container along a conveyor is lubricated by applying to the container or conveyor a mixture of a water-miscible silicone material and a water-miscible lubricant. The mixture can be applied in relatively low amounts, to provide thin, substantially non-dripping lubricating films. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/15/17 / #20170166793

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

06/15/17 / #20170165710

Abrasion-masking composition for use with reusable containers and the method of using the same

A composition for masking scratches on container surfaces is provided including carboxylic acid ester, surfactant, and monounsaturated fatty acid. The composition is suitable for masking scratches on reusable containers such as glass or pet bottles. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158991

Low alkaline low temperature ware wash detergent for protein removal and 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 and enhance protein removal from the treated surfaces. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158988

Pressed manual dish detergent

A solid block detergent composition is described which can be dispensed with a water spray to form an aqueous detergent for cutting and removing grease, removing and suspending soils and rinsing easily leaving cleaned ware. The solid block detergent contains a neutralized sulfonated anionic surfactant in combination with various processing aids to optimize soil removal in a formulation that can be pressed for form a solid.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158968

Methods of treating a stream comprising crude oil and water

Multi-component performance liquids suitable for treating a stream comprising crude oil and water, and methods of their use, are provided. The multi-component performance liquids comprise solvent and active ingredients, which may have a weight average molecular weight of from about 1200 daltons to about 300,000 daltons. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158945

Controlled release solid scale inhibitors

Compositions and methods of preparation and use for controlled release scale inhibitors used in hydraulic fracturing operations in oil and gas wells. The controlled release scale inhibitors comprise modified polyphosphate glasses having predetermined dissolution rates for controlled release of chemical inhibitors in induced hydraulic fractures in hydraulic fracturing treatment of oil and/or gas wells.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158540

Mixing apparatus for crushing sludge

The present invention relates to mixing apparatus for crushing sludge comprising a motor part in which a rotary shaft is inserted into the motor part and the motor part is rotated, a moving part formed to penetrate the motor part from one side to another side and move a chemical which is flowed through an outside chemical feeder to the another side, and a paddle mounted on the another side of the motor part to rotate based on the rotation of the motor part and spray the chemical.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/08/17 / #20170158522

Recovery of mining processing product using boronic acid-containing polymers

Methods and compositions for improving performance of flocculants in an industrial production process. Methods include ph triggered cross-linking reaction between a flocculating agent, such as dextran, and a composition comprising a boronic acid-containing polymer. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/08/17 / #20170156321

Generation of peroxyformic acid through polyhydric alcohol formate

The present invention relates generally to peroxyformic acid forming compositions, methods for forming peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, using the peroxyformic acid forming compositions. The present invention also relates to the peroxyformic acid formed by the above compositions and methods. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

06/01/17 / #20170151539

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

05/18/17 / #20170137634

Identification and characterization of novel corrosion inhibitor molecules

Methods of employing corrosion inhibitors with oxidizing and/or non-oxidizing biocides, such as peroxycarboxylic acids, to provide corrosion protected compositions are disclosed. Various corrosion inhibitors further provide biocidal efficacy in addition to the corrosion protection providing further benefits for application of use. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/18/17 / #20170137298

Compositions 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

05/18/17 / #20170136451

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

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

05/11/17 / #20170130167

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

05/11/17 / #20170130109

Methods of and systems for controlling dust

Methods of and systems for dispensing dust suppressant are provided. The methods comprise forming an aqueous dispersion stream by delivering a surfactant composition to an aqueous liquid stream. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/11/17 / #20170127682

Peroxycarboxylic acid compositions suitable for inline optical or conductivity monitoring

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

05/04/17 / #20170121909

Wet end chemicals for dry end strength in paper

The disclosure 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

05/04/17 / #20170121656

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

05/04/17 / #20170121650

Methods of using a soil release polymer

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

05/04/17 / #20170121590

Friction-reducing compositions formulated with highly concentrated brine

The present invention generally relates to methods and friction-reducers for decreasing the friction of a fluid. More specifically, the method comprises contacting a friction-reducer to reduce the friction of a fluid flowing in a conduit. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

05/04/17 / #20170120274

Refillable dispensing systems and components

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

04/27/17 / #20170115194

Method of assessing asphaltene inhibitor efficiency

Methods of assessing asphaltene inhibitor/dispersant efficiency are disclosed. Also disclosed are methods of assessing solvent/dispersant/cleaner efficacy for remediating asphlatene deposition. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/27/17 / #20170113941

Highly homogenous zeolite precursors

Described herein are methods and compositions for zeolite synthesis. The methods and compositions involve modifying a colloidal silica sol with a metal compound and in the presence of a structure directing agent, followed by heating to form a zeolite. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107463

Solid rinse aid composition and method of making same

The invention includes a solid rinse aid that is particularly designed for pressed or extrusion solid formation and which is effective for spotless surfaces after rinsing, especially rinsing metals without corrosion. According to the invention, a solid acid is combined with a short-chain alkylbenzene and alkyl naphthalene sulfonate. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107434

Nanocrystalline cellulose and polymer-grafted nanocrystalline cellulose as rheology modifying agents for magnesium oxide and lime slurries

Rheology modifying agents and methods of modifying the rheology of a slurry are disclosed. Methods for the prevention of fouling and methods for monitoring the rheology of a slurry are also provided. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/20/17 / #20170107314

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

04/06/17 / #20170096622

Liquid fabric conditioner composition and method of use

The invention includes a method of conditioning fabrics, comprising contacting fabric with a liquid composition comprising an amino-functional silicone and a quaternary ammonium, and drying said fabric at 200 degrees f. Or greater. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096607

Method for simulating high pressure paraffinic froth treatments

The present invention generally relates to methods for decreasing viscosity, yield stress, or viscosity and yield stress of an asphaltene precipitate-containing aqueous mixture. More specifically, the method comprises applying an effective amount of a water-soluble polymer to an asphaltene precipitate-containing aqueous mixture. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/06/17 / #20170096357

Waste water decontamination

The present disclosure relates to a formulation and a process for the removal of inorganic impurities from waste water. The formulation consists of a blend of at least one alkali metal aluminate, at least one cationic organic coagulant and optionally at least one alkalinating agent in pre-determined proportions. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

04/06/17 / #20170094985

Treatment of animal carcasses

Described is a method of sanitizing animal carcasses using aqueous streams having an antimicrobial composition added to the stream. Preferably, the antimicrobial composition includes a mixture of one or more carboxylic acids having up to 18 carbon atoms and one or more peroxycarboxylic acids having up to 12 carbon atoms, preferably a mixture of a c2-c4 peroxycarboxylic acid and a c8-c12 peroxycarboxylic acid. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088799

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

03/30/17 / #20170088796

Dea-free pot and pan cleaner for hard water use

The present invention relates to novel cleaning compositions that are substantially free of cocamide diethanolamine. In an aspect of the invention, the compositions utilize a surfactant system and coupling agents as a replacement for the rheology modifier cocamide diethanolamine. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/30/17 / #20170088795

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

03/30/17 / #20170088505

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

03/30/17 / #20170088442

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

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

03/30/17 / #20170086456

Medium chain perosycarboxylic acid compositions

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

03/23/17 / #20170081801

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

03/23/17 / #20170081618

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

03/23/17 / #20170079266

Triamine solidification using diacids

Stable, solid triamine compositions are disclosed. The pressed, cast, extruded or other solid compositions are suitable for antimicrobial, sanitizing and disinfectant applications. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/23/17 / #20170079265

Methods of making triamine solids

Methods of making triamine solids are disclosed. Solids including free-flowing powders, to pressed, cast, extruded or other solids are disclosed. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/16/17 / #20170073617

Citrate salt bathroom cleaners

A hard surface cleaning composition, namely a bathroom cleaning composition, using partially neutralized citric acid salts and/or fully neutralized ethanolamine citrate salts are disclosed. The cleaning composition is unexpectedly safe to use, environmentally-friendly and efficacious for removal of soap scum and water hardness stains at mildly acidic and/or alkaline phs. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/16/17 / #20170071200

Self indicating antimicrobial chemistry

Self-indicating chemistries are provided for visual detection by a user of efficacious levels of peroxycarboxylic acid concentrations in a solution produced in situ. The self-indicating chemistries include a combination of dyes providing a visual color indication, such as a tri-color indicator system, such as a yellow, green, and red color system indicating in situ threshold levels of peroxycarboxylic acid concentrations in a solution employing the self-indicating chemistry. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/09/17 / #20170066977

Hydrocarbon soluble/dispersible hemiformals as hydrogen sulfide scavengers

Scavenging compounds and compositions useful in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of municipal waste water, hydrocarbons, crude oil, and natural gas among others are disclosed. 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 hydrocarbons, crude oil, and natural gas.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/09/17 / #20170066976

Hydrogen sulfide scavengers

Scavenging compounds and compositions useful in applications relating to the production, transportation, storage, and separation of crude oil and natural gas are disclosed. 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

03/09/17 / #20170064972

Bacteriophage treatment for reducing and preventing bacterial contamination

A system and method for reducing or preventing bacterial contamination in food includes application of a bacteriophage treatment to any type of food product at any stage of processing the food product. The bacteriophage treatment may also be applied to non-food surfaces and water systems, which may be susceptible to bacterial contamination and subsequent spread of bacteria. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/09/17 / #20170064949

Performic acid on-site generator and formulator

Methods of generating performic acid by contacting aqueous oxidizing agent and aqueous formic acid source in liquid phase are disclosed. A system and apparatus for the in situ production of the performic acid chemistries is further disclosed. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

03/02/17 / #20170057849

Wastewater treatment process for removing chemical oxygen demand

This disclosure provides methods and compositions for removing cod-causing contaminants from water, such as cosmetic product manufacturing wastewater and personal care product manufacturing wastewater. The methods involve controlling system parameters in order to hold iron as an iron(ii) species. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170052051

Dispensing device and system for solid chemical cleaning agents

An improved system and device for dispensing a cleaning agent is provided. The system can include a dispenser and a removable chemical container having the cleaning agent. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051234

Pyrithione preservative system in solid rinse aid products

Solid rinse aid compositions and methods of making and using the same are disclosed. Solid rinse aid compositions include in a single concentrate composition a pyrithione preservative system to replace conventional preservatives in the isothiazolinone family, such as chloromethylisothiazolinone. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051198

Fluoro-inorganics for well cleaning and rejuvenation

The present invention generally relates to methods for increasing recovery of crude oil from a subterranean hydrocarbon-containing formation and for removing or inhibiting deposits in a well, the methods comprising contacting an acid composition that comprises a salt of a nitrogen base having a fluoro inorganic anion with the well or the formation.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170051194

Fluoro-inorganics for acidification or neutralization of water systems

The present invention generally relates to methods for reducing the ph of aqueous mixtures with the advantage of preventing formation of deposits and scales on internal surfaces in contact with the aqueous systems. These methods also that the advantages that they reduce ph with less corrosion or metal loss of the internal surface as compared with a conventional strong acid used to reduce the ph in such systems. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050927

Generation of peroxyformic acid through polyhydric alcohol formate

The present invention relates generally to peroxyformic acid forming compositions, methods for forming peroxyformic acid, preferably in situ, using the peroxyformic acid forming compositions. The present invention also relates to the peroxyformic acid formed by the above compositions and methods. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050147

Complexation and removal of mercury from flue gas desulfurization systems

A method for the reduction and prevention of mercury emissions into the environment from combusted fossil fuels or off-gases having mercury with the use of hypoiodite is disclosed. The hypoiodite is used for the capture of mercury from the resulting flue gases using a flue gas desulfurization system or scrubber. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050146

Complexation and removal of mercury from flue gas desulfurization systems

A method for the reduction and prevention of mercury emissions into the environment from combusted fossil fuels or other off-gases with the use of peracetic acid is disclosed. The peracetic acid is used for the capture of mercury from the resulting flue gases using a flue gas desulfurization system or scrubber. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/23/17 / #20170050145

Complexation and removal of mercury from flue gas desulfurization systems

A method for the reduction and prevention of mercury emissions into the environment from combusted fossil fuels or other off-gases with the use of hypobromite is disclosed. The hypobromite is used for the capture of mercury from the resulting flue gases using a flue gas desulfurization system or scrubber. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044467

Acid formulations for use in a system for warewashing

Methods of acidic warewashing are disclosed. The compositions can include other materials including surfactants and chelating agents, and are preferably phosphorous free. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044444

Process for scavenging hydrogen sulfide present in a fluid stream

A process for scavenging hydrogen sulfide present in a fluid stream is provided. The process includes treating the fluid stream with a polytriazine, wherein the polytriazine converts the hydrogen sulfide to a corresponding thiol or thioether derivative, thereby reducing the amount of hydrogen sulfide present in the fluid stream.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/16/17 / #20170044079

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

02/16/17 / #20170043474

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

02/16/17 / #20170042149

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

02/09/17 / #20170037574

Aldehyde-functionalized polymers for paper strength and dewatering

Disclosed are compositions and methods useful in applications relating to papermaking. The compositions and methods of the present invention comprise aldehyde-functionalized polymers designed to impart high paper strength and enhance water removal during the papermaking process. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037493

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

02/09/17 / #20170037340

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

02/09/17 / #20170037303

Compositions and methods for delayed crosslinking in hydraulic fracturing fluids

Disclosed herein are compositions and methods for delaying crosslinking in injectable compositions for hydraulic fracturing and related applications. The compositions and methods are effective in injectable compositions comprising or substantially excluding dissolved reactive species. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037300

Phosphorus functional inversion agents for water-in-oil latices and methods of use

Water-in-oil latices of water soluble or dispersible polymers and methods of using the same are presented. The latices include phosphorus functional inversion agents that provide rapid and complete inversion of the latices under conditions wherein the water source used to invert the latex is provided at high temperature, or includes a high level of total dissolved solids, or is both high temperature and high total dissolved solids.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037299

Nonionic inversion agents for water-in-oil latices and methods of use

Water-in-oil latices of water soluble or dispersible polymers and methods of using the same are presented. The latices include nonionic inversion agents that provide rapid and complete inversion of the latices under conditions wherein the water source used to invert the latex is provided at high temperature, or includes a high level of total dissolved solids, or is both high temperature and high total dissolved solids.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/09/17 / #20170037298

Carbonyl functional inversion agents for water-in-oil latices and methods of use

Water-in-oil latices of water soluble or dispersible polymers and methods of using the same are presented. The latices include carbonyl functional inversion agents that provide rapid and complete inversion of the latices under conditions wherein the water source used to invert the latex is provided at high temperature, or includes a high level of total dissolved solids, or is both high temperature and high total dissolved solids.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036998

Metal-catalyzed oxidative coupling of thiols

Disclosed are methods for preparing disulfide compounds through oxidative coupling of thiol compounds. Thiols are oxidized to the corresponding disulfide compound in high yield in presence of a base and a metal salt. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/09/17 / #20170036928

Methods of inhibiting fouling in liquid systems

Provided are methods of inhibiting microbial fouling and improving efficiency in biocide dosing in an industrial process containing an aqueous liquid having a biocide demand. In exemplary embodiments, the methods comprise treating an aqueous liquid having a biocide demand with a biocide, monitoring the biocide demand of the aqueous liquid, and filtering a stream of the aqueous liquid. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029749

Novel solid block comprising one or more domains of prismatic or cylindrical shape and production thereof

The present invention relates to a solid block comprising a solidified material, characterized in that the solid block comprises one or more domains of prismatic or cylindrical shape extending between two parallel surfaces of the solid block from one surface to the other, wherein the solidified powder inside the one or more domains and the solidified powder outside the one or more domains each comprises one or more chemical substances, and wherein the chemical composition of the solidified powder inside the one or more domains is different from the chemical composition of the solidified powder outside the one or more domains. The present invention further relates to methods for producing such solid block. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029746

Label removal solution for low temperature and low alkaline conditions

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 amide 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, including below 35° c., and lower ph conditions, including from 5 to 10, from 6 to 9, and from 6 to 8, in comparison to conventional caustic-based adhesive removal compositions.. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029736

Dry lubricator for plastic and stainless steel surfaces

A dry lubricant for conveyor belts and other surfaces set for lubricating through direct application via a nozzle is disclosed. Lubricants including a homogeneous mixture of fatty acids, a hydrocarbon such as a mineral oil, a sorbitan ester, and a polyglycol, which are substantially-free of water are disclosed. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029691

Cleaning and removal of wax deposits in oil and gas wells using cationic polymers

The present invention generally relates to methods for removing deposits in an oil or gas well by contacting the annular fluid in a batch-wise method with an effective amount of a composition comprising a water-soluble copolymer. These methods are advantageous because they can be used as needed to improve well operation. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029305

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

Disclosed herein are polymer compositions useful for scale inhibiting applications. The polymer compositions include a plurality of monomers, which include at least one carboxylic acid and a sulfonated acid. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

02/02/17 / #20170029301

Heavy amine neutralizing agents for 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

02/02/17 / #20170028449

Clean-in-place method and system and composition for the same

A method for cleaning a piece of equipment in place includes a plurality of cleaning cycles and optionally a rinse, where each cleaning cycle includes applying a first cleaning solution from a first supply tank through a first set of nozzles; and applying a second cleaning solution from a second supply tank through a second set of nozzles. The first cleaning solution may be applied for about 20 s to about 10 min, and the second cleaning solution for about 1 min to about 60 min. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/26/17 / #20170022449

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

01/26/17 / #20170022074

Head and apparatus for ion exchange service

Deionization equipment and methods of using such deionization equipment are provided. The deionization equipment allows for improved efficiency in removing spent deionization resin from deionization apparatuses, and also recharging functional deionization resin into deionization apparatuses. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021312

Solid product dispenser for small volume applications

A solid product dispenser can be used to form a dilute liquid solution from a block of solid concentrate. In cases where only a small amount of liquid solution is needed, the solid product dispenser may dissolve the block of solid concentrate quickly and substantially uniformly to provide a solution of controlled concentration. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/26/17 / #20170021309

Methods of conditioning membranes

Methods of conditioning a membrane utilized for water purification are provided. The methods monitor membrane performance during water purification or membrane conditioning via fluorometric measurement. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/19/17 / #20170015945

Controlled rate of foam breakage in hard surface cleaners

The present invention relates to mildly alkaline bathroom and/or hard surface cleaners providing improved foam performance. In particular, a concentrated, preferably disinfecting, high performance foaming cleaning composition is disclosed which can reduce or eliminate the need for scrubbing on bathroom and other hard surfaces. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/19/17 / #20170015938

Chemical additives to improve oil separation in stillage process operations

The invention provides methods and compositions for recovering oil from stillage. The method comprises the addition of a surfactant and a microparticle comprising hydrophilic silica to a grain to ethanol stillage. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/12/17 / #20170009190

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

01/12/17 / #20170009183

Sanitary cleaner

The invention relates to an aqueous sanitary cleaning composition comprising a sulfamic acid in an amount of about ≦10 wt.-%, isotridecanol ethoxylate in an amount of about less than 3 wt.-%, a perfume in an amount in a range of about ≧0.2 wt.-% to ≦0.5 wt.-%, and water, wherein the wt.-% of the components are based on the total weight of the sanitary cleaning composition, and wherein the perfume comprises at least one of the compounds according to the general formulas i, ii and iii, and/or a compound according to the general formula iv.. . ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/12/17 / #20170008754

Apparatus for emptying a fluid container and method for coupling a fluid container to a corresponding apparatus

The invention relates to an apparatus (12) for emptying a fluid container (10), wherein the apparatus (12) comprises: a pumping unit (20) configured to pump fluids, a display device (22); a data input unit comprising a read-out device (26) configured to read out fluid type identifying data from at least one marking element (14) of the fluid container (10) and/or input means (24) configured for a manual input of the fluid type identifying data and/or for choosing the fluid type identifying data manually from a list of reference data displayed on the display device (22); and an identification unit configured to perform a data comparison of the fluid type identifying data with the reference data for identifying the fluid (18) inside the fluid container (10); wherein the apparatus (12) is configured to display fluid type information about the identified fluid type of the fluid in the fluid container (10) on the display device (22). The invention further relates to a corresponding method for coupling a fluid container (10) to an apparatus (12) for emptying said fluid container (10).. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/05/17 / #20170003261

Calibration method for water hardness measurement

Disclosed are methods that can be used to automatically calibrate a fluorescence-measuring instrument capable of continuously measuring the concentration of hardness in process water. The calibration method is used to compensate for drift of instrument and equipment, changes of operational conditions, and contamination of reagents and calibration standards. ... Ecolab Usa Inc

01/05/17 / #20170001894

Metal silicate and organic deposit inhibitor/dispersant for thermal recovery operations of hydrocarbon fuels

The present invention generally relates to methods for removing an organic deposit or for inhibiting deposition of deposit-forming comprising contacting a cleaning composition or an anti-coking composition with a surface. The surface can have an organic deposit or be susceptible to forming an organic deposit and the surface can be in contact with a liquid containing organics. ... Ecolab Usa Inc








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