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Project ID: 11827
Funded under: FP6-NMP
Country: United Kingdom

Development of PACVD siloxane films for the control of aquatic biofouling

Siloxane coatings deposited using plasma-assisted chemical vapour deposition (PACVD) has been developed for the control of aquatic biofouling [1-3]. Biological assays have revealed good antifouling and fouling release properties against Ulva and freshwater bacteria depending on the coating parameters used. These coatings can be used for a number of applications where aquatic biofouling can present a problem. As the coatings are transparent, they can also be used where transparency is a requirement. The coatings have been used in field tests for heat exchangers and under-water equipment with some promising results. Further field testing and optimisation of properties can lead to commercially viable coatings.
1 Patent Application, PCT/GB2008/003123
2 L. Akesso et al, Biofouling 25,55-67(2009)
3 L. Akesso et al, Appl. Surf. Sci. 255,6508-6514(2009)

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Teer Coatings Ltd
West Stone House, Berry Hill Industrial Estate
United Kingdom
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