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The effectiveness of Kathon™ has been proven over a number of years and it has extensive approvals endorsing its use in a wide range of fuel types. Kathon™ combines exceptional activity with broad spectrum performance. Consequently it is effective at very low use levels against all commonly occurring fuel contaminants (bacteria, fungi and yeast). Furthermore, the active ingredients of Kathon™ are non-persistent in the environment, giving the product good environmental acceptability.
Kathon™ Fuel 15 Fuel Biocide (formerly Kathon™ FP 1.5) has wide ranging approvals in marine, automotive, home heating and military fuels. It is registered with the EPA as a fuel biocide and is used very successfully worldwide.
Broad Spectrum Activity: Kathon™ is effective at very low use levels against microbial species (bacteria, fungi, yeasts) commonly encountered in fuel systems.
Rapid Inhibition of Microbial Growth: Kathon™ causes immediate inhibition of growth on coming into contact with a microorganism. Growth inhibition rapidly becomes irreversible and results in cell death. The time to achieve eradication varies according to the extent of contamination and the type of microorganisms present. Typically, as the graphs below indicate, within 24 hours of treatment the fuel will again be fit for use.
Long Term Preservation: Fuel treated with Kathon™ will remain protected from contamination over extended periods of time. It will also resist contamination if reinoculated from another source. In studies conducted over an 8 week period, contaminated fuels were treated with fuel biocides. Once microbial control was established, the fuel was reinoculated with microbes, to measure long term protection capability. Kathon™ was not dosed for a second time. The initial dose was still able to protect against bacteria and fungi.
Complete System Protection: The partitioning characteristics of Kathon™ ensure that is it present in both the fuel and water phases. This facilitates eradication of contamination in the water bottom as well as protection of the fuel as it is transferred through the distribution system