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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Marine microorganisms are suitable candidates for bioactive-compound production, which inhibit the settlement of micro and macrofouling (Vimala, 2016).
The transfer learning that utilizes a pretrained neural network was implemented to identify and recognize the macrofouling organisms during the first stage of the program.
Biofouling consists of two main components: microfouling and macrofouling. 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.g., barnacles and shells) [e.g., references (54, 59)].
(2) All other wetted portions of the hull must not be "significantly in excess" of one percent macrofouling.
elisabethae, against marine organisms representative of micro- and macrofouling, the results showed that the crude extract, fractions containing pseudopterosins, seco-pseudopterosins and amphilectosins, and PsQ and PsU had promising antifouling power in concentrations about 1 [micron]g/ml.
Settlement of Crassostrea virginica in the center of PVC panels was indistinguishable from that at the margins, and this in spite of frequent edge effects observed in other macrofouling organisms.
(31.) Andersson, M, Berntsson, K, Jonsson, P, Gatenholm, P, "Microtextured Surfaces: Towards Macrofouling Resistant Coatings." Biofouling, 14 167-178 (1999)
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.(4), (8) The antifouling efficiency diminished when copper was substituted by zinc in the corresponding "tannate", (9) but service life could be extended if suitable boosters are selected.
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."