How To Select The Best Biocide



It is important to take an all-encompassing approach when selecting biocide company. The characteristics of the microbial community are an indication of their environment. It starts with the bacteria that naturally exist in the type of feedwater a facility uses in the cooling system. Temperature, sterilization methods, equipment materials and the environment contribute to the types of bacteria that thrive and also the potential risk to equipment quality as well as human health and safety.


Biocides can be used to limit bacteria growth, break up biofilms, and clean makeup water to avoid accumulation of sediment and deposits. In order to select the most effective biocides for your system, you need be aware of all of the factors listed above while following industry regulations regarding the use of chemicals.

Food and beverage companies which operate as extensions of dairy farms often utilize recovered condensate of milk (COW) water to create the makeup in their cooling systems to conserve water and cost-savings method.

Dairy Case Study: How a IROBiocide Dairy Customer Eliminated Shutdowns and Boosted Revenue!

IROBiocide works with dairy operations that use COW water as the cooling tower. To remove biological buildup the dairy needed to stop its whey powder manufacturing line at least once a year.

COW water was an easy culprit to blame for the slime build-up, since cow water is a source of the nutrients that encourage bacteria growth. IROBiocide experts analyzed the entire facility, and discovered that the root of the problem was the lactose dryer close to the cooling tower. The dryer blasts lactose sugars into the atmosphere, and these sugars combined with the COW water had created an environment that allowed bacteria to flourish.

IROBiocide has implemented a water management program using chlorine dioxide to oxidize makeup water and get into biofilm. The facility has had zero shutdowns over the course of one year. The facility was not shut down by the facility, which led to lower maintenance costs and a rise in revenue.





Determine. Test. Ensure.

The IROBiocide best method for creating an effective biocide treatment program is to analyze the environment through a visual inspection. analyze the environment for iron, sulfate, and other nutrients as needed, and test the level of contamination present in the water that is used for bulk. This helps determine the system's condition and the amount of biocide that should be applied.

After the new treatment program is implemented, it is essential to allow the system a couple of weeks to clean itself up. Then, further tests are performed to ensure that the new program is effective or if any changes need to be made.

Selecting the appropriate IRO Biocide will save you money, by reducing downtime and maintenance costs and boosting production efficiency. Are you using the best Biocide? Call an IROBiocide representative today for an assessment.