antifouling paint

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a paint used to protect against the accumulation of barnacles etc

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Wegman recalled that the WHOI ship Oceanus was among the first to use tin-based antifouling paints.
Low quantities of "booster" can modify the behavior of marine antifouling paint.
Antifouling paint, applied to the underwater hull of ships, discourages or prevents the growth of organisms that attach to the hull.
The coating is designed to last the life of the vessel, thus avoiding the environmental and economic hazards inherent in the frequent replacement model of conventional antifouling paint.
The edges of steel panel specimens coated by our antifouling paint were first sealed using a mixture of wax and rosin (1:1 by mass).
Sponsored by more than 200 marine supply companies, the boat is a showcase of environmentally friendly technologies such as low-emission engines, nontoxic antifouling paint, and efficient hull design.
Researchers throughout the world have been striving to invent superhydrophobic materials for products such as antifouling paint, self-cleaning garments, or coatings on airplanes to prevent ice buildup.
The case studies cover the BSE or "mad cow" crisis; the use of synthetic hormones and antimicrobial agents to promote growth in farm animals; the use of the cancer-causing synthetic hormone DES to prevent miscarriages in women; over-exploitation of fisheries in the Northern Hemisphere; the use of medical radiation, asbestos, CFCs, and the chemicals benzene, MTBE (a substitute for lead in petrol), tributyltin (TBT - an antifouling paint used on boats and ships) and PCBs; chemical contamination of North America's Great Lakes; and air pollution from sulphur dioxide.
Such products include SEA-NINE, designed for marine antifouling paint.
EPA canceled all TBT antifouling paint product registrations in December of 2005.
Engineered to be the most effective environmentally friendly antifouling paint available, it provides equivalent performance to traditional antifoulants, but utilizes completely metal-free biocides resulting in no bioaccumulation in the environment.
Yebra, DM, Kiil, S, Weinell, CE, Dam-Johansen, K, "Mathematical Modeling of Tin-Free Chemically Active Antifouling Paint Behaviour.
Guggenheim adds that, although antifouling paint can pollute, it also serves an important environmental role--preventing invasive species from hitchhiking into new waters attached to a vessel's hull.
For optimum performance, the various antifouling paint layers should be thoroughly stripped every 5 to 6 years or so before any new application.