OS GIOCIDE - Glutaraldehyde based Biocide




Bacterial contamination is a key concern for the oilfield industry. Biocides are used to control sulfate-reducing bacteria, slime-forming bacteria, iron-oxidizing bacteria and bacteria that attack polymers in drilling and completion fluids. High performance, broad-spectrum biocides are essential for the continued safe operation of oil and gas wells.


Product Information 

OS GIOCIDE is an excellent fast-acting, non-oxidising broad spectrum biocide containing 25% Glutaraldehyde. 


Typical Physical Properties 

Appearance   -   Yellow / Brown Clear liquid

Active Content   -   25%

Flash Point   -   Non-flammable                                  

pH (20oC)   -   3 – 4

Solubility   -   Soluble in fresh water & brines   

S.G. (20oC)   -   1.07



The kill mechanism of Glutaraldehyde based biocides is by cross-linking the outer proteins of cells and preventing permeability. Glutaraldehyde is environmentally friendly as it is easily biodegradable. OS GIOCIDE does not exhibit foaming tendencies, remains effective at high pH levels and performs very well at high temperatures.



A normal dosage of 10 – 500 ppm is recommended, although higher dosages can be applied for initial treatment.



OS GIOCIDE is packaged in 200 kg drums.




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