THE NATURE OF PRIMARY ORGANIC FILMS IN THE MARINE ENVIRONMENT AND THEIR SIGNIFICANCE FOR OCEAN THERMAL ENERGY CONVERSION (OTEC) HEAT EXCHANGE SURFACES
The development of bacterial slime films on the heat exchanger surfaces of OTEC power plants is likely to be of critical importance in determining if OTEC closed cycle systems are technically and economically viable. This report surveys our present state of knowledge as to the nature and behavior of primary films in the marine environment. Areas where further research is needed are indicated. The report contains an extensive bibliography. (Author)
- Also available from NTIS, BNWL-2283.
Naval Postgraduate School1 University Circle
Monterey, CA United States 93943
- Haderlie, E C
- Publication Date: 1977-2
- Pagination: 47 p.
- TRT Terms: Bacteria; Energy conversion; Film; Fouling (Naval architecture); Fouling organisms; Heat exchangers; Oceans; Organic coatings; Temperature gradients; Thermal power generation; Thermal power plants
- Old TRIS Terms: Ocean environments; Slime
- Subject Areas: Energy; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00158531
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: NPS-68HC77021 Tech. Rpt.
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: Aug 31 1977 12:00AM