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The Challenge to Find New Sustainable Antifouling Approaches for Shipping

Björn Dahlbäck ; Hans Blanck ; Magnus Nydén (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Teknisk ytkemi ; SuMo Biomaterials)
Coastal Marine Science (1349-3000). Vol. 34 (2010), 1, p. 212-215.
[Artikel, övrig vetenskaplig]

Fouling of ships and its counter measure – antifouling – is receiving justified attention as a serious marine environmental problem. If the ship is fouled its fuel consumption will increase radically. If a ship is fouled its emissions to air will increase, its manoeuvrability will be affected and it will contribute to the spreading of aliens. The present antifouling strategies seem to be non-sustainable, either environmentally or technically/commercially. The large amounts of biocides used in antifouling paints constitute a marine pollution problem. Research for more sustainable solutions, biocidal as well as non-biocidal, is ongoing. Optimisation of new antifoulant combinations combined with microcapsule technology will offer the possibility to decrease the exposure of the marine environment to antifouling biocides.

Special section for JSPS multilateral core university program on "coastal marine science": proceedings on 4th JSPS-VAST joint seminar on 'coastal marine science', Hai Phong, Viet Nam, 26-28 October 2009 Publisher: International Coastal Research Center Ocean Research Institute, the University of Tokyo

Denna post skapades 2010-02-23. Senast ändrad 2016-04-19.
CPL Pubid: 113949


Institutioner (Chalmers)

Institutionen för växt- och miljövetenskaper (2006-2011)
Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Teknisk ytkemi (2005-2014)
SuMo Biomaterials


Biologiska vetenskaper

Chalmers infrastruktur