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

Report Date:

1990-10-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

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.

Subject Categories:

  • Biochemistry
  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE