With options available globally for use in biofouling control, anaerobic microbial control, and fluid preservation, the comprehensive AQUCAR™ Water Treatment Microbiocides portfolio includes key chemistries (link to chemistries) such as glutaraldehyde, glut/quat blends, DBNPA, bronopol, OPP and dimethyl-oxazolidine.


AQUCAR™ GA 18 NF is an effective biocide that can meet all of the requirements for an oilfield application. AQUCAR GA 18 NF is a non-flammable biocide with a freezing point below -50°C. This product is based on the active ingredient glutaraldehyde and a special blend of glycol ethers. AQUCAR GA 18 NF enables oilfield operators to address the microbial challenges even during the severe conditions encountered in the cold weather months.

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Used In:

  • Water flood injection water
  • Drilling, completion, workover, and fracturing fluids
  • Produced waters
  • Oil and gas transmission lines
  • Gas storage wells and hydrocarbon storage facilities
  • Production wells


  •  Highly effective against a wide range of microorganisms, including sulfate-reducing bacteria and slime-forming bacteria
  •  Low freeze point (-50ºc) makes the product virtually freeze proof
  •  Low viscosity at temperatures down to -40ºC
  •  Utilizes an innovative glutaraldehyde blend that provides proven performance
  •  Non-flammable
  •  Compatible with most oil and gas production chemicals