Environmentally Friendly Anti-Fouling System for Oceanographic Equipment

Villagrán, Víctor; Alarcón, Gadiel; Pizarro, Oscar
October 2014
Sea Technology;Oct2014, Vol. 55 Issue 10, p43
The article offers information on environmentally friendly anti-fouling system for oceanographic equipment which uses freshwater reserve in order to prevent colonization. Ocean optic sensors designed with shuttered devices in order to isolate the sensors in nutrient-rich environments are mentioned. The use copper-based materials in such system is also discussed.


Related Articles

  • Use non-toxic coatings to reduce condenser fouling. Swanekamp, Robert // Power;Jun95, Vol. 139 Issue 6, p106 

    Focuses on the use of non-toxic coatings in controlling of biofouling in condensers caused by fouling organisms in powerplants' circulating cooler-water systems. Results of tests conducted on non-toxic coatings.

  • The Prevention of Marine Fouling Organisms by Natural Antifoulants: a Review.  // Natural Product Research & Development;Feb2011, Vol. 23 Issue 1, p186 

    No abstract available.

  • Isolation of antifouling substances from the Palauan sponge Protophlitaspongia aga. Hattori, Tadamasa; Matsuo, Seiko; Adachi, Kyoko; Shizuri, Yoshikazu // Fisheries Science;Aug2001, Vol. 67 Issue 4, p690 

    ABSTRACT: Fouling organisms cause serious problems by settling on ships’ hulls, and other marine infrastructures. Organotin compounds have been developed as effective antifoulants. However, environmental problems are associated with these compounds. It is necessary to find antifouling...

  • A Potential Biocide for Control of the Golden Mussel, Limnoperna fortunei. Darrigran, Gustavo A.; Colautti, Darío C.; Maroñas, Miriam E. // Journal of Freshwater Ecology;Jun2007, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p359 

    We assessed to response of larvae of the golden mussel (Limnoperna fortunei) to different concentrations of a quaternary ammonium polymer (Bulab 6002 ®) in order to estimate its effectiveness in controlling this invasive mussel. Mussels were collected along the coast of the Río de la...

  • Getting Loud about Slime - Pollution or Solution?  // Journal of Ocean Technology;2014, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p45 

    The article explores the impact of chemical anti-foulants on the marine environment. Topics discussed include the efforts to ban the use of toxic chemicals for the prevention of biofouling, the challenges in using acoustic methods to prevent fouling, and the occurrence of microfouling and...

  • Hull Resistance Management in the New Era of Ship Energy Efficiency. Eliasson, Johnny // Journal of Protective Coatings & Linings;Nov2012, Vol. 29 Issue 11, p22 

    The article focuses on the importance of hull resistance to biofouling and management and the response of the industry and legislation involving ship energy efficiency. It states that appropriate hull coatings can control fouling settlement and maintaining a smooth hull, as well as reduce...

  • Synthesis of an electrically cleanable forward osmosis membrane. Darbari, Zubin M.; Mungray, Alka A. // Desalination & Water Treatment;Jan2016, Vol. 57 Issue 4, p1634 

    A novel way to remove fouling from forward osmosis membrane is carried out in this research work. Electric field was used as a novel fouling removal option in this research work. Therefore, conductive membrane was prepared with the use of chitosan (CHS), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), and graphene...

  • The Paint and Coatings Industry: Widespread Support For Ratification of IMO Antifouling Systems Convention.  // JCT CoatingsTech;Oct2009, Vol. 6 Issue 9, p9 

    The article focuses on the adoption of the International Convention Control of Harmful Systems also known as the Anti-Fouling Convention (AFS). It states that the convention prevents the new application of anti-fouling system and requires organotin biocides be removed from hulls or over coated...

  • When green is not clean. De Belie, Nele; Ramirez, Anibal Maury; De Muynck, Willem // European Coatings Journal;May2010, Issue 5, p40 

    The article presents a study that examines the efficiency of water repellents, biocides, and combined surface treatments in algal growth prevention. The study assesses the treatments through biofouling tests in solid white and autoclaved aerated concrete (AAC) building materials. Result shows...


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics