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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Microfouling refers to the formation of biofilm and adhesion to the surface, and macrofouling refers to the attachment of organisms such as barnacles, diatoms and sea weed to produce a fouling community.
Researchers have also conducted substantial research regarding drag predictions related to hard macrofouling (e.
2) All other wetted portions of the hull must not be "significantly in excess" of one percent macrofouling.
Aunque en general hay un acuerdo dentro de la comunidad cientifica de que no existe un solo bioensayo que pueda arrojar resultados definitivos sobre las propiedades antifouling de las sustancias a valorar, debido principalmente a la diversidad de organismos implicados en el fouling marino, se trata la mayoria de las veces de usar un conjunto de bioensayos que utilicen como objetivo diferentes organismos colonizadores involucrados tanto en el microfouling (bacterias o microalgas) como en el macrofouling (cirripedios y mejillones) (Briand, 2009).
After retrieval, plates were examined for macrofouling under a stereoscope, and the number of epibionts in each well was recorded.
4) Aluminum tannate was found to last for 1 month after being incorporated into a gel, while a paint formulated with copper "tannate" presented no macrofouling after 12 months.
ACA supports the IMO guidelines as adopted and is promoting their use within the marine industry, confident that its key objective will be realized; that is, "a ship following this guidance and minimizing macrofouling would have a reduced potential for transferring invasive aquatic species via biofouling.
fluminea, mentioned the rapid increase in its geographical distribution and abundance in Brazil, and recorded that the first case of macrofouling in South America occurred in this country, in power plants in Rio de Janeiro and Minas Gerais.
Macrofouling in unidirectional flow: miniature pipes as experimental models for studying the interaction of flow and surface characteristics on the attachment of barnacle, bryozoan and polychaete larvae.
Heavy macrofouling growth was also observed on this coating.
The zebra mussel--the biological basis for its macrofouling and potential for distribution in North America.