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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.

Call for proposal

FP7-SST-2011-RTD-1
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Coordinator

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO
EU contribution
€ 527 174,00
Address
AVENIDA ROVISCO PAIS 1
1049 001 Lisboa
Portugal

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Region
Continente Área Metropolitana de Lisboa Área Metropolitana de Lisboa
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
João Moura Bordado (Dr.)
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Total cost
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