Accession Number:

ADA456264

Title:

Modeling Copper and Biocide Concentrations from Hull Paint Leachate in San Diego Bay

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

SPACE AND NAVAL WARFARE SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA

Report Date:

2006-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

45.0

Abstract:

As part of the U.S. Navys antifouling AF program, a scientific team from SPAWAR Systems Center San Diego SSC San Diego conducted studies to evaluate low copper release coatings and non-metal, non-persistent biocide AF coatings, including Seanine, AF025, and AF028. The team used computer models previously developed and calibrated to simulate existing copper concentrations in San Diego Bay, as well as predicted concentrations of copper, Seanine, AF025, and AF028 resulting from designed implementation of non-metal and non-persistent biocides. Model results provided reliable and scientific data that quantified cause-and-effect relationships between bay water contaminant concentrations and sources from ship hull paint leachate. Modeling approaches in this study were used to justify risk-management decision-making scientifically.

Subject Categories:

  • Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE