Sep 02, 2015

Dow Microbial Control to Spotlight Antimicrobial Technology at AWT Annual Convention

The company will present the technology in a technical presentation on Sept. 10

Dow Microbial Control (DMC), a business group of The Dow Chemical Co., will be showcasing its new solid form of KATHON Antimicrobial at the upcoming Association of Water Technologies (AWT) Annual Convention and Exposition Sept. 9 to 12, 2015 in Nashville. DMC North American Customer Application Specialist for Water Treatment, Dr. Brian Corbin, will present Dow’s improved approach for biofilm control for small to medium water treatment systems during a presentation at the conference on Sept. 10.

Recently approved by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, KATHON 7 TL Antimicrobial is a solid product made with the active ingredients CMIT/MIT (Chloromethyl-methylisothiazolone).

The tablets facilitate safer handling while reducing the potential for spills, splashes, leaks or drips compared to liquid products, and the concentrated tablet form also reduces service company transportation costs. The tablets are non-reactive with water treatment additives and have low corrosion potential.

Dow Microbial Control, along with two other Dow businesses—Dow Water & Process Solutions and Dow Oil, Gas & Mining—will be at booth 722 to discuss how their products and technologies can be used to effectively combat some of the more pressing problems water treatment professionals face, including scaling, biofouling, contamination and corrosion.

Technical presentations:

  • Thursday, Sept. 10, 2:30-3:00 p.m., Broadway Ballroom A-E: An Improved Approach for Biofilm Control in Small to Medium Water Treatment Systems - Brian Corbin, customer application specialist, water – Dow Microbial Control
  •  Friday, Sept. 11, 2:00-2:30 p.m., Broadway Ballroom F: Evaluation of the Thermal Stability of Antiscalants for Aqueous Systems - Stephanie Potisek, research scientist – Dow Oil, Gas & Mining