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)

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Also available from NTIS, BNWL-2283.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Naval Postgraduate School

    1 University Circle
    Monterey, CA  USA  93943
  • Authors:
    • Haderlie, E C
  • Publication Date: 1977-2

Media Info

  • Pagination: 47 p.

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Filing Info

  • 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