Amphiphilic, Siloxane-based Fouling Release Coatings for Oil Boom Applications and Comprehensive Biological Laboratory Efficacy Testing
Technical Report,01 Jan 2017,31 Dec 2019
North Dakota State University Fargo United States
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Objectives 1. Explore lower cost alternatives to the synthesis of amphiphilic silicone fouling-release FR coatings 2. Explore methods to improve the adhesion of FR coatings to oil boom components 3. Provide testing to ONR researchers using laboratory assays of FR coating properties. The project focused on objectives 2 and 3. A screening experiment was carried out to explore different surface treatments on the adhesion of coatings subjected to a high pressure water jet. Based on the screening, several systems were selected for field trials in Florida. NDSU completed comprehensive biological laboratory efficacy assessments for 6 ONR Pis and 3 discretionary testing collaborators, comprising 428 unique coatings.
- Coatings, Colorants and Finishes