Water treatment Biocides are chemical compounds that are used in industrial water systems to control bacteria, fungi, and algae. They are used t...Water treatment Biocides are chemical compounds that are used in industrial water systems to control bacteria, fungi, and algae. They are used to reduce the presence of potentially harmful microorganisms, improve water quality, and keep water systems from fouling. The need for more efficient water management systems and to reduce the risk of disease caused by water-borne pathogens is driving up demand for biocides in water treatment. Cooling systems, boiler systems, water distribution systems, and process water systems are all places where biocides are used. They are also used in swimming pools and spas to keep algae, bacteria, and fungi at bay and to improve water quality.
Due to the abundance of significant water bodies and the existence of strict legislative frameworks for environmental protection, Europe is the main regional market for water treatment biocides. The Biocidal Products Regulation (BPR) and the Registration, Evaluation, Authorization, and Restriction of Chemicals are tough rules that the European Union has adopted regarding the use of biocides in water treatment (REACH).