SLIME ANALYSIS OF PAINTED STEEL PANELS IMMERSED IN BISCAYNE BAY, MIAMI BEACH, FLORIDA
Light section microscopy was used to assess slime film formation on panels subjected to both static and dynamic exposure at a Biscayne Bay, Miami site. Both Navy and commercial coatings were used. Slime film thickness was measured and reported for exposures between December 1978 and August 1980. Several coatings seem promising in terms of repression of slimes. The feasibility of the light section technique for assessment of surface roughness of immersed materials is indicated.
Naval Research Laboratory4555 Overlook Avenue, SW
Washington, DC USA 20375-5320
- Loeb, G I
- Smith, N
- Publication Date: 1981-3-31
- Pagination: 32 p.
- TRT Terms: Antifouling coatings; Biodeterioration; Coatings; Fouling organisms; Microorganisms; Protective coatings; Roughness; Toxic coatings
- Old TRIS Terms: Coating performance
- Subject Areas: Marine Transportation; Materials;
- Accession Number: 00331657
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: NRL Memo 4411 Final Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Jun 12 1981 12:00AM