antifouling News

  • Low toxic and environmentally friendly antifouling coatings

    IK4-Cidetec takes part in the European Project BYEFOULING focused on high volume production of low toxic and environmentally friendly antifouling coatings for mobile and stationary maritime applications. The technology will fulfill the coating requirements as a result of the incorporation of novel antifouling agents and a new set of binders into coating formulations for maritime transportation ...

  • Boat hull washing pollution

    Painting, stripping and pressure washing of boat bottoms with antifouling marine paints are common activities performed by the marine industry. Antifouling marine paints contain toxic metals compounds that are intended to inhibit the growth of marine organisms. These compounds historically included lead and tin, which have been phased out and replaced with copper. If activities involving the ...


  • Global ban on tributyltin enters into force

    A milestone in the protection of the oceans was reached this week as a global ban on tributyltin (TBT) - one of the most toxic chemicals deliberately released into the sea - entered into force. The International Convention on the Control of Harmful Antifouling Systems for Ships obliges its signatories to ensure that no vessels using TBT-containing paint go under their flag or call at their ports. ...


    By WWF UK

  • Eco-friendly innovation and business success: AkzoNobel

    AkzoNobel’s International Paint business is spreading the word on stricter environmental regulations that lead to the development of new, innovative and eco-friendly products. Based in Amsterdam, AkzoNobel is the largest global paints and coatings company, making and supplying a wide range of paints, coatings and specialty chemicals. With 60,000 employees in more than 80 countries, the company’s ...

  • Organotin compounds regulated by REACH – ban from July 2010

    REACH bans diorganic and trinorganic tin compunds used in products and mixtures from 1 July 2010. Triorganic tin compounds are used in antifouling paints and other preservatives. Their use has previously been restricted by various prohibitions. Diorganic tin compounds like DBT and DOT are widely used in plastics as stabilizers or catalysts. Now REACH introduces a more stringent ban on the ...


  • The Royal Dutch Navy starts project with environmentally friendly solution to prevent biofouling on ships

    Today the Dutch algae control company, LG Sonic has received an official order from the Royal Dutch Navy to apply their ultrasound technology on a marine vessel to prevent the growth of biofouling. Before the end of 2016 multiple ultrasonic antifouling systems will be installed on a 130-meter long marine vessel. Biofouling growth increases the drag on ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Introducing the Aqua TROLL 600 Water Quality Platform

    In-Situ® Inc. announced today the newest advancement in state-of-the-art water monitoring technology – the Aqua TROLL® 600 Multiparameter Sonde, with field access through the VuSitu™ Mobile App for Android™. Rugged in groundwater and corrosion-resistant in surface water, the Aqua TROLL 600 delivers accurate data in an easy-to-use, customizable instrument. Features ...


    By In-Situ, Inc.

  • Operators of Falmouth Docks fined for pollution spill

    A ship repair company has been ordered to pay £24,300 in fines and costs for polluting Cornwall's famous Fal estuary with toxic paint sludge. The case was brought by the Environment Agency and Cornwall Council. On September 29, 2011 the Agency received a report of pollution in the estuary. On arrival an officer saw a large rusty-coloured plume in the harbour covering an area approximately ...

  • New Joint Venture Scoops Prestigious Castletownbere Harbour Contract

    A new joint venture between two of Europe’s leading dredging and remediation specialists has been awarded the €8.3million contract to dredge and remediate the Castletownbere Harbour to enable the famous port to maintains its position as Irelands leading processing centre for white fish. Environmental Dredging Ireland, a joint venture between Land & Water Remediation and Belgium’s DEC, is ...

  • Pesticide tributyltin added to trade “watch list” - FAO

    Over 120 countries party to the Rotterdam Convention agreed to add the pesticide tributyltin to a global trade 'watch list', but were unable to reach consensus on the inclusion of chrysotile asbestos and the pesticide endosulfan during negotiations here last week. The conference reaffirmed that governments have an obligation to use the Convention's information-sharing mechanism to inform others ...

  • Ultrafiltration specialist inge watertechnologies AG presents the new dizzer XL 0.9 MB 60

    inge watertechnologies AG will be presenting a brand new product at the IDA World Congress on Desalination and Water Reuse, which is due to be held in Dubai from November 7 - 12, 2009. The ultrafiltration specialists will be showcasing the “dizzer XL 0.9 MB 60” – the pinnacle of its new generation of products, featuring a 60 m² membrane surface area. This module is particularly suited to the task ...

  • LG Sonic received award for biofouling prevention project with the Royal Dutch Navy

    Yesterday, LG Sonic received an award for a project with the Royal Dutch Navy to apply ultrasound technology on a marine vessel to prevent the growth of biofouling. Biofouling growth increases the drag on a hull which results that a ship can consume up to 40% more fuel and correspondingly produce 40% more CO2 emissions. The P.J.S de Jong Innovation award, organized by TNO, Organisation of ...


    By LG Sonic

  • Contaminated Sediment Removal to begin at Pier 4 by the Port of Tacoma

    The Port of Tacoma began dredging contaminated sediments in Blair Waterway on September 15 in preparation to expand Pier 4. The Port detected a marine biocide, called tributyltin, while completing a dredging inspection for the site evaluation to expand Pier 4 for larger ships. The Port of Tacoma has agreed to complete the cleanup of the sediments, which the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency ...

  • Almost half of EU freshwaters suffer from chemical pollution

    The health of almost half of all European freshwaters is at risk from organic chemical pollution, finds new research. The study, a continental-scale risk assessment of the potential effects of toxic organic chemicals on freshwater ecosystems, based its conclusions on data for over 200 pollutants measured at 4000 monitoring sites across Europe. Freshwater ecosystems provide a number of important ...

  • EPA Releases a Manual to Reduce Pollution at Marinas EPA to Host “Green Marinas” Workshop in Fajardo, Puerto Rico on April 2

    The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has made a series of recommendations to marinas in Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands that will reduce pollution. These practices are captured in an easy-to-read manual written by the EPA with assistance from the Puerto Rico Department of the Environment and Natural Resources, Puerto Rico SeaGrant, the Sea Grant Program of the University of the Virgin ...

  • ASTM G52 - 00(2011) Standard Practice for Exposing and Evaluating Metals and Alloys in Surface Seawater

    The procedures described herein are recommended for evaluating the corrosion or marine fouling behavior, or both, of materials exposed to quiescent or local tidal flow conditions, or both. 4.1.1 This practice is not intended to cover the influence of high seawater velocity or the behavior of materials in seawater ...


    By ASTM International

  • American Water’s Dr. Mark LeChevallier Presents Desalination Study Results at Annual WateReuse Symposium

    American Water Works Company, Inc. (NYSE:AWK), the largest publicly traded U.S. water and wastewater utility company, today presented the results of a study regarding pretreatment for desalination of seawater. Dr. Mark LeChevallier, Director of Innovation and Environmental Stewardship, reported the results at the 26th Annual ...


    By American Water

  • Ultrafiltration specialist inge watertechnologies AG presents new generation of products

    inge watertechnologies AG – the technology leader in the field of ultrafiltration – has further optimized its proprietary water treatment systems and will be presenting a brand-new product at the WEFTEC water quality event, which is due to be held in Orlando, Florida from October 12 - 14, 2009. The ultrafiltration specialists will be introducing the “dizzer XL 0.9 MB 60”, the pinnacle of its new ...

  • EPA guides Marinas on best ways to prevent water pollution

    With Memorial Day and summer approaching, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is recommending that New York State marinas take steps to prevent the pollution of local waterways. At the Albany Yacht Club this morning, EPA Regional Administrator Judith A. Enck highlighted the best environmental practices for reducing pollution from boat washing and other maintenance activities that can degrade ...

  • New Joint Venture Scoops Prestigious Castletownbere Harbour Contract

    EDI, a joint venture between dredging experts DEC NV of Belgium and remediation experts Land and Water Remediation Ltd of the UK is carrying out a €9.5m dredging and contaminated sediment removal contract for the Department of Communications, Marine and Natural Resources. The development, at Castletownbere on the southern end of Bantry Bay, will involve extending and upgrading Dinish Wharf and ...

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