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Environmentally Friendly Antifouling Technology to Optimise the Energy Efficiency of Ships

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.
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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)

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Estaleiros Navais de Peniche, S.A.

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 187 320

Hempel A/S

Denmark

EU Contribution

€ 345 200

FUNDACION TEKNIKER

Spain

EU Contribution

€ 212 310

UNIVERSITY OF STRATHCLYDE

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 428 099

INSTITUTO DE SOLDADURA E QUALIDADE

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 152 848,50

CARNIVAL PLC

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 61 696

LLOYD'S REGISTER EMEA IPS

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 271 583

UNIVERSITY OF SOUTHAMPTON

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 233 915,50

NATIONAL TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS - NTUA

Greece

EU Contribution

€ 214 424

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 285552

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 December 2011

  • End date

    30 November 2014

Funded under:

FP7-TRANSPORT

  • Overall budget:

    € 3 703 249,60

  • EU contribution

    € 2 634 570

Coordinated by:

INSTITUTO SUPERIOR TECNICO

Portugal