Accession Number : ADA231800
Title : Minimum Release of Tributyltin to Prevent Macrofouling
Descriptive Note : Research and development rept.
Corporate Author : DAVID TAYLOR RESEARCH CENTER BETHESDA MD SHIP MATERIALS ENGINEERING DEPT
Personal Author(s) : Mihm, James W ; Loeb, George I ; Haslbeck, Elizabeth G
Report Date : Oct 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 21
Abstract : The minimum release of tri-and dibutyltin has been determined for both barnacles and hydrozoans. The test method involved perfusing a known flux of biocide through a polycarbonate membrane filter with the downstream surface of the membrane exposed to a natural population of fouling organisms. No minimum release could be calculated for the dibutyltin because the flux rates were not high enough to achieve a zero fouling condition.
Descriptors : *FLUX(RATE) , POPULATION , SURFACES , BIOCIDES , FILTERS , POLYCARBONATES , BARNACLES , FOULING ORGANISMS , TEST METHODS , MEMBRANES
Subject Categories : Biochemistry
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Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE