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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Therefore, given the high toxicity of antifouling paints based on chemical agents, environmentally-friendly approaches are now a priority in the search for new methods to control biofouling on surfaces.
Although lantern net biofouling was minimized by replacing nets monthly, the fouling on scallop shells was not removed unless it impeded measurements of SH.
This trend, should it continue, threatens the use of proven antifouling technology on recreational boats--posing larger economic questions not only for the boating public whose vessels require effective antifouling bottom paint to curtail higher fuel consumption and hull maintenance costs linked to friction and drag as the result of biofouling accumulation--but also for port districts, municipalities, and marinas that must bear the cost of containing invasive species.
The moving bed biofilm reactor-membrane bioreactor (MBBR-MBR), proposed by Leiknes and Odegaard [15], has been considered to be an effective biological process to mitigate the biofouling in MBR systems.
Kirstin Meyer investigates how those so-called biofouling communities emerge and evolve.
In particular, the company will spotlight its growing portfolio of high-performance engineering resins for the water management industry, extensive application development capabilities, and new predictive engineering services that can enable the industry to solve tough challenges, ranging from optimising hydrolytic stability and water quality to preventing corrosion and biofouling.
In Boulder's temperate, dry climate, there was little latent load to support biofouling on the test coils, and the results showed a correspondingly low impact of coil UVGI.
Additional antifouling materials such as wipers and copper plates can be included to minimize biofouling for long term deployments.
This technology was invented for marine environments to address biofouling with funding support from the Office of Naval Research.
Summary: This study demonstrates the combined effect of quorum quenching (QQ) and backwashing on biofouling control in MBR treating real wastewater.