Mark II Stabilizer
BioTech Stabilizers are designed for use in metalworking fluids for the purpose of controlling corrosion, buffering pH and affecting the rate of microbial growth. Stabilizers are distinguishable from biocides as follows:
Biocides kill microbes. Effects of biocides may be measured in a matter of minutes (or, at most, a few hours) after an appropriate dose has been administered to an infected sump. By design, biocides are depleted as they work to kill cells. When the biocide concentration falls below its effective level, a "bloom" or burst of relatively fast growth may be seen. This results in a relatively small window of time (hours) within which to redose the system with biocide.
BioTech Stabilizers, on the other hand, do not kill the organisms. The organisms simply won’t grow in the presence of Stabilizers. When an appropriate dose is administered to an infected sump the microbial population will diminish slowly over a matter of days. This slow microbial decline is a result of attrition, since the microbes can no longer reproduce at a rate consistent with maintaining a high population.