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Environmentally Friendly Antifouling Technology to Optimise the Energy Efficiency of Ships

Objective

Adhesion of Microorganisms on hulls, Algae to the coated surface, is the precursor of later fixation of macro-organisms, which causes serious hydrodynamic problems.
Research and innovative developments of environmental friend surface protection is the main goal of the present project. The basic idea concerns the modification of usual hulls by providing a new antifouling coating, by fixing covalently bioactive molecules, which can provide biocide activity, in order to avoid leaching and to promote a long-term effect of surface protection. This requires the binding through a molecular bridge and to study the effective concentration of the binded active compounds. The new surface coating technology will by this way minimize the surface roughness and improve hydrodynamic properties of hulls.

Field of science

  • /engineering and technology/materials engineering/coating and films
  • /engineering and technology/mechanical engineering/tribology/surface roughness
  • /engineering and technology/environmental engineering/waste management/energy efficiency
  • /natural sciences/biological sciences/microbiology/phycology

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Funding Scheme

CP-FP - Small or medium-scale focused research project

Coordinator

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
Address
Avenida Rovisco Pais 1
1049-001 Lisboa
Portugal
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
EU contribution
€ 527 174
Administrative Contact
João Moura Bordado (Dr.)

Participants (9)

Estaleiros Navais de Peniche, S.A.
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 187 320
Address
Molhe Leste
2520-620 Peniche
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Carlos Mota (Mr.)
Hempel A/S
Denmark
EU contribution
€ 345 200
Address
Lundtoftevej 150
2800 Kgs. Lyngby
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Diego Meseguer Yebra (Dr.)
FUNDACION TEKNIKER
Spain
EU contribution
€ 212 310
Address
Calle Inaki Goenaga 5
20600 Eibar Guipuzcoa
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Mireia Palacios (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 428 099
Address
Richmond Street 16
G1 1XQ Glasgow
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Martin Gregory (Mr.)
INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 152 848,50
Address
Taguspark Avenida Professor Dr Cavaco Silva 33 Talaide
2740 120 Porto Salvo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
João Paulo De Figueiredo Duarte (Mr.)
CARNIVAL PLC
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 61 696
Address
100 Harbour Parade Carnival House
SO15 1ST Southampton Hampshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
David Cummings (Mr.)
LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 271 583
Address
Fenchurch Street 71
EC3M 4BS London
Activity type
Other
Administrative Contact
Kim Tanneberger (Ms.)
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 233 915,50
Address
Highfield
SO17 1BJ Southampton
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Yan Qiao (Ms.)
NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA
Greece
EU contribution
€ 214 424
Address
Heroon Polytechniou 9 Zographou Campus
15780 Athina
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Georgia Mertzelou (Ms.)