Accession Number:

ADA003415

Title:

Antislime Coatings; Part I - Primary Marine Fouling.

Descriptive Note:

Research and development rept.,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL SHIP RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT CENTER ANNAPOLIS MD

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1971-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

23.0

Abstract:

Initial investigations on primary fouling slime generation on submerged surfaces and the development of a transparent antifouling coating system for submerged optics are summarized. The chronological succession of bacterial sliming on submerged-glass coupons has been recorded. Pure bacterial cultures isolated from these slimes have been subjected to preliminary identification and their response to several toxic organometallic compounds has been tested. The facile synthesis of various organometallic acrylic monomers suggests their polymers as foremost candidate materials in the search for antifouling underwater optics and coatings.

Subject Categories:

  • Biological Oceanography
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE