ACCUMULATION AND FATE OF TRIBUTYLTIN SPECIES IN MICROBIAL BIOFILMS

The authors report on a series of biofilm experiments involving the use of a mixed culture of microorganisms originally obtained from the surface of a steel panel painted with a commercial ablative copper and antifouling paint containing tributyltin (TBT). Results suggest that microbial films on TBT-painted structures in marine environments concentrate TBT at material surfaces, thus acting as capacitors. This reaction indicates that it might be practical to use paints with extremely low TBT release rates to provide antifouling service while reducing environmental hazards.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Conference paper
  • Authors:
    • Blair, W R
    • Olson, G J
    • Trout, T K
  • Conference:
    • Oceans '88
    • Location: Baltimore, Maryland
    • Date: 1988-10-30 to 1988-11-2
  • Publication Date: 0

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00657032
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Maritime Technical Information Facility
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 21 1994 12:00AM