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 50 Water Treatment Microbiocide

AQUCAR™ GA 50 Water Treatment Microbiocide is a high performing microbicide based on glutaraldehyde (CAS Reg. No. 111-30-8). It is effective against the bacteria and fungi present in papermaking systems and useful in preventing slime formation in all areas of the papermaking process. It is especially effective in controlling bacterial growth in aqueous pigments and filler slurries.

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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
  • All areas of the papermaking process


  •  Provides broad-spectrum protection: controls bacteria, yeast and mold
  •  Functional over a broad pH and temperature range
  •  Fast-acting
  •  Non-surface active and non-foaming
  •  Effective against aerobic and anaerobic microorganisms, including sulfate-reducing bacteria
  •  Does not contain or release formaldehyde
  •  Compatible with commonly used “wet-end” additives
  •  Compatible with anionic, non-ionic and cationic dispersants

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  • Asia Pacific
  • Europe
  • Latin America
  • North America