The Need For Biofilm Control In Papermaking
Any factors that risk downtime to operations or disruption of sensitive chemical processes in continuous papermaking production lines can be costly in terms of lost productivity or detrimental effects on product quality. It is imperative to discourage biofilm growth that can foul equipment surfaces, create hazardous working conditions, contaminate paper products, or produce visible stains that compromise product quality. Biofilm control is only one part of the story. It is also important to optimize that control without incurring additional financial and operational problems in the process.
Considerations In Biofilm Control Options
product. Chlorine-based biocides are often selected to maintain microbial control due to cost, efficacy, and ease-of-application considerations, but there are also limitations. Because chlorine reacts with all organics, its chemical effects do not stop with its desirable activity on biocidal activity. Without mitigation, this can lead to problematic cost impacts for multiple aspects of operation, corrosion of equipment, and cosmetic flaws on paper products.