Advances in marine antifouling coatings and technologies by C. Hellio, D. Yebra

By C. Hellio, D. Yebra

A precis of present examine and its useful implications, this publication discusses marine fouling organisms and their influence, trying out and improvement of antifouling coatings, advancements in chemically-active marine antifouling applied sciences, and new floor methods to the regulate of marine biofouling. It offers an authoritative evaluation of contemporary advances in figuring out the biology of fouling organisms, the most recent advancements on antifouling screening concepts either within the box and within the laboratory, examine on more secure energetic compounds and the development on unhazardous coatings with tailored floor houses.

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Nevertheless, biocides are likely to remain the mainstay of antifouling 1 The term antifouling is used here for any strategy that mitigates colonisation of an artificial surface. 46 Surface colonisation by marine organisms 47 strategies for the foreseeable future (Anderson et al. 2003). If a nontoxic antifouling coating that was comparable in efficacy, though not necessarily cost, to biocidal coatings were to be developed, however, it would undoubtedly find a market. To this end, a number of strategies have been suggested, which have proved more or less successful.

Here again, knowledge of the adhesive systems of colonising forms of fouling organisms, as these are the likely target (Olsen et al. 2007), to complement the greater understanding of adult adhesives, is needed. As reversible adhesion is a common strategy in early colonisation of surfaces by fouling organisms (Crisp 1984), this process should be particularly susceptible to enzymic degradation as the temporary or ‘first-kiss’ (Wetherbee et al. , Pettitt et al. 2004). , Clare 1996; Rittschof 2001; Hellio et al.

S2477, Naval Research Laboratory, March, 1947. Flemming J C and Geesey G G eds. (1991), Biofouling and biocorrosion in industrial water systems, Springer-Verlag, Berlin. 36 Advances in marine antifouling coatings and technologies Fletcher M and Floodgate G D (1973), ‘An electron-microscopic demonstration of an acidic polysaccharide involved in the adhesion of a marine bacterium to solid surfaces’, J Gen Microbiol, 74, 325–334. Fletcher R L (1974), ‘Results of an international co-operative research programme on the fouling of non-toxic panels by marine algae’, Travaux de Centre de Recherches et d’Etudes Oceanographiques, 14, 7–24.

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