RELEASE MECHANISMS OF ORGANOTIN TOXICANTS FROM COATING SURFACES: A LEACHING MODEL FOR ANTIFOULING COATINGS

Fouling of a ship bottom or a marine installation is usually combated by using a coating which contains an antifouling toxicant. The toxicant leaches out of the coating and prevents organisms from settling on the protected surface. An empirical diffusion model has been developed which describes the leaching process of organotin toxicants out of antifouling coatings.

  • Corporate Authors:

    University of New Orleans

    Department of Chemistry
    New Orleans, LA  United States  70122
  • Authors:
    • Monaghan, C P
    • Kulkarni, V H
    • Good, M L
  • Publication Date: 1978-6-22

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  • Pagination: 16 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00185464
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
  • Report/Paper Numbers: TR-6 Tech Rpt.
  • Contract Numbers: N00014-76-C-0836
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1979 12:00AM