antifouling Books

  • Antifouling Compounds

    Increasing awareness of the deleterious effects of toxic components in antifouling coatings has raised interest in the potential for nontoxic alternatives. This book examines how marine organisms from bacteria to invertebrates and plants use chemicals to communicate and defend themselves. Chemicals that prevent colonisation of living surfaces are ...

  • Ecotoxicology of Antifouling Biocides

    Organotin compounds, used as antifouling biocides since 1960, are chemical compounds that act as endocrine disrupters. It is not known how organotin compounds cause hormone disturbance, however, and many questions remain about their effect on aquatic organisms. Studies on organotin compounds have recently evolved, with many new findings reported. ...

  • The Perfect Slime: Microbial Extracellular Polymeric Substances (EPS)

    The Perfect Slime presents the latest state of knowledge and all aspects of the Extracellular Polymeric Substances, (EPS) matrix – from the ecological and health to the antifouling perspectives.  The book brings together all the current material in order to expand our understanding of the functions, properties and characteristics of the matrix as ...

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