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Evaluation of Anti-biofouling Progresses in Marine Application

Abioye, Oluwabunmi P. and Loto, C. A. and Fayomi, O. S. I (2019) Evaluation of Anti-biofouling Progresses in Marine Application. Journal of Bio- and Tribo-Corrosion, 5 (22).

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Biofouling is detrimental and has been a major concern in the marine industry for several decades. This phenomenon is the accumulation, colonization and attack of organisms—which are both micro and macro, to assemblies, parts and/or structures that are submerged in freshwater and other marine environments. Even despite all the exceptional indispensable and indisputable characteristics of alloys such as steel, biofouling continues to be a major source of failures of these alloys, thereby limiting their use in service. This study presents a review of the existing means of protection against biofouling which are basically the use of paints and electrolytic deposition of anti-biofouling agents such as some nano-composite coatings. The different types of systems from the first-generational coatings such as tributyltin self-polishing copolymer paints to the novel nano-composite coatings were discussed. Ultimately, the use of nano-materials and composites consisting some antibiofouling natural products has identified to be a promising way of combating biofouling issues in the maritime.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Biofouling · Corrosion · Electrodeposition · Marine application · Coatings · Nano-composite
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
Depositing User: Mrs Hannah Akinwumi
Date Deposited: 03 Jul 2019 10:10
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2019 10:10

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