A novel concept in antifouling technology, Nonfouling Organometallic Polymers have been developed by the authors at the Naval Ship Research and Development Center, Annapolis, Maryland. The synthesis of these antifouling resins is described in this article. In situ field exposure trials and laboratory studies indicate that organometallic polymers are capable of good antifouling performance while releasing organometallic ions at a rate at least one order of magnitude less than state-of-the-art antifouling coating systems. It is anticipated that the organometllic polymeric antifouling system will improve the longevity of ships' hull hull coatings to five years, and reduce the pollution attributable to presently used high leaching antifouling coatings.

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    American Society of Naval Engineers

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  • Authors:
    • Dyckman, E J
    • Montemarano, J A
    • Fischer, E C
  • Publication Date: 1973-12

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 33-37
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  • Accession Number: 00054832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 16 1974 12:00AM