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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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Most of the presently used antifouling coatings for marine applications contain biocides to mitigate the effects of bio-fouling over underwater components.
Ensuring complete operational flexibility, the new antifouling is suitable for all vessel types and all water temperatures.
While these photocatalytic nano-coatings are a significant step towards the production of an eco-friendly antifouling coating, potential risks to human health and environment need to be carefully studied.
Atlantic+ is a mid-market coating that enables shipowners to benefit from a high-quality, high performing antifouling with superior mechanical strength.
The industrial requirements for novel antifouling compounds are: absence of toxicity towards non-targeted species; several years of antifouling and anti-biocorrosion activities; no bioaccumulation in marine food webs; and containing active compounds that can be produced in large quantities by green processes (Ciriminna, Bright, & Pagliaro, 2015).
Yet, the sale and use of copper-based antifouling paints formulated to protect recreational boat hulls in the United States is under closer scrutiny than ever before.
"The global antifouling paints & coatings market is projected to grow at a CAGR of 8.6% from 2016 to 2021"
Revolutionary antifouling technology is poised to changes the way boaters deal with the nemesis of mariners, biofouling (fouling).
The resultant membrane showed great permeability and antifouling properties [29], However, the inorganic nanoparticles without modification are difficult to achieve uniform dispersion in polymer matrix because of the aggregation of Ti[O.sub.2] nanoparticles and are much more likely to be dropped from the membrane matrix during application.
The monomers and initiator are said to provide substantial benefits to customers in a wide range of industries, notably those producing medical devices, adhesives, optical films, coated films and antifouling agents for building materials and glass.
Leading marine coatings manufacturer, Hempel, announces that since 1998 it has reached the extraordinary milestone of having sold 100 million litres of its unique micro-fibre based antifouling paint.
In this article, the term hull coating refers to any type of underwater topcoat that has an antifouling potential (i.e., both fouling release and conventional biocidal antifouling coatings).