biofouling

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biofouling

(bī′ō-fou′lĭng)
n.
The impairment or degradation of something, such as a ship's hull or mechanical equipment, as a result of the growth or activity of living organisms.

bi′o·foul′er n.
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Micron Extra 3 is a premium, high-performing, anti-fouling paint suitable for power and sailing boats in both salt and fresh water.
Muscat: Almouj Marina announced the success of a month-long experiment to create environment-friendly and technologically enhanced anti-fouling coating for vessels and other submerged structures.
Biocides are effective anti-fouling agents because they are
Marine coatings include epoxy fairing compounds, epoxy primers and sealers, wood finishing systems, as well as anti-fouling coatings.
Cathelco will be supplying the anti-fouling electrolysis tank system to protect seawater inlets and pipework against blockages caused by barnacles and mussels.
After the requisite number of Flag States deposited their instruments of ratification to the IMO, the Anti-Fouling Convention entered into force on September 17, 2008.
The topics include characterizing modified membranes with impedance spectroscopy, developing anti-fouling properties and performance of nanofiltration membranes by interfacial polymerization and photografting techniques, developing membranes for pervaporation by modifying the surface and incorporating inorganic particles, developing fuel cell polymer electrolyte membranes by radiation-induced grafting with electron-beam irradiation, and nanofiltration membranes in treating textile effluent.
Underwater robots that would clean the ship's hull and coat it with protective anti-fouling paint have already been used to treat the hulls of oil tankers.
Cheryl Edge, of Pentyrch, was visiting her mother in Beddau and was spotted by an RCT council official and children putting up anti-fouling posters.
US medical device firm Kensey Nash Corp (NASDAQ:KNSY) said today it has bought Wisconsin-based medical adhesives and anti-fouling coatings developer Nerites Corp for USD20m (EUR14.
They say that working with housing officers, landlords, neighbourhood Forums and pet shops has helped get across the anti-fouling message and that the number of incidents reported has gone down.
The International Maritime Organisation's (IMO) international convention on the control of harmful anti-fouling systems on ships came into force in September 2008 and IMO is continuing to urge all its members to ratify this convention.