Slime Control

Microbiological slime is prevalent and can cause many problems in many industrial processes, and includes water used in food processing through to heat exchangers in water cooling systems. The successful application of these programs can greatly improve productivity, reduce energy costs and improve health and safety.

The ZI-CHEM® technology range comprises a comprehensive range of slime control programs based on both chemical and non-chemical technologies. These are selected and applied by utilization of proprietary application practices that have been developed based on many years of operational experience and program development.

Slime control programs include:

Traditional chlorine technology applied with:

  • Chlorine gas
  • Hypochlorite liquid
  • Calcium hypochlorite

Alternative oxidizing biocide-based programs including:

  • Trichlorocyanuric acid
  • Bromine
  • Chlorine dioxide

Non oxidizing biocide programs, some with approvals for food processing applications:

  • Isothiazoline
  • Gluteraldehyde
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds
  • TBTO
  • Triazine

Seawater antifouling biocides with corrosion inhibition properties:

  • Diamine
  • Quaternary ammonium compounds