Brenntag's Biocides for Biological Control


Uncontrolled biological growth can have an adverse effect on many applications including water treatment, preservation, sanitation, oil & gas operations, pulp & paper mill applications, food processing, agriculture operations, and many others.

The proper use of correct biocides have proven to be effective in controlling biological growth and ensuring an effective treatment program. Brenntag is a leading distributer to the cooling water treatment market, and our team is prepared to assist in selecting the correct biocide for your application. We have an extensive product line of biocides to effectively control many of these troublesome production, cooling, and wastewater complications.

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In this article you will learn:

Industries affected by biological growth

Water flowing through tunnel


Effective scale, deposit, and corrosion cooling water treatment programs have failed due to the ineffective control of biological growth. Brenntag’s biocide offering is also effective in many other water applications, air washers, swimming pools, reverse osmosis, wastewater applications, ornamental fountains, and ponds.

Swimmer swimming in recreational pool

Recreational Water

Brenntag’s bleach is effective, proven, and reliable for the control of biological activity in swimming pools and numerous other applications. Sodium hypochlorite, calcium hypochlorite, dichlor, and trichlor are proven chemistries.

Orange can of paint

Slurries, Paints, Coatings, and Inks

Preservation of slurries, paints, coatings, and inks from biological spoilage is key to extending shelf lives. Brenntag has biocide packages to ensure stable products for customer satisfaction.

Oil and gas plant

Oil & Gas

As the oil & gas industry continues to grow, Brenntag offers a wide variety of biocides approved for pipelines, well systems, drilling muds, workover fluids, fracking fluids, and other oil and gas applications.

White paper rolls

Paper & Pulp Mill

An uncontrolled biological problem in a pulp and paper mill can greatly affect and reduce production. Brenntag offers a wide range of chemistries approved for various applications.

Agriculture green field


The need to control algae, fungi, and bacterial growth in agriculture crop irrigation water is critical to ensure a successful horticulture yield.

Fresh blueberries

Food Processing

Brenntag biological control for food applications include brewery pasteurization, can warmers, retort systems, fruit and vegetable washing, and sugar beet process water systems.

Biocide Chemistries

We offer the biocides needed to effectively control biological problems. By utilizing our extensive distribution chain you can use the best biocide for the job. Brenntag has the supply partnerships to provide registered and approved chemistries throughout the United States to save registration time and money.

BCDMHBleachCarbamateSDG Solution 3000 (liquid
stabilized chlorine dioxide)
DichlorGlutaraldehydeIsothiazolin plus bronopolIsothiazolinPeracetic acid
Sodium bromideStabilized bromineTerbuthylazine (TBZ)TrichlorTTPC

Note: It is a violation of federal law to use these products in a manner inconsistent with its labeling.

Contact Brenntag for your Biocide Needs

Using the correct biocides for your applications is crucial for controlling biological growth and to ensure a proper water treatment system. At Brenntag, we offer a complete line of quality products for the growing needs of our customers involved in treating water.

Our product offerings help protect water systems, ensuring operating efficiency and asset longevity. We know clean water is a necessity, so let us help you find the right products for your water treatment needs.

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