Methodology for the evaluation of antifouling paints performance in static conditions
Keywords:Sea water corrosion, antifouling paints, biofouling, static inmersion tests
Biofouling is an important aspect to consider in the protection of a structure submerged in sea water. In fact, besides causing deterioration of the entire protective system (e. g., corrosion protection), biofouling increases roughness and weight in ships and other structures therefore affecting their operation. Antifouling paints, having the capacity to exclude the marine organisms that tend to adhere to the surface, have been developed in order to mitigate these adverse effects. In order to formulate and evaluate a potential paint it is necessary to have knowledge of the marine environment, and to be able to conduct both laboratory and field tests so representative and applicable results are obtained. The recommended steps to follow in such a study are described in this paper. The methodology proposed has been recently developed and applied with promising results.
M. Callow, J. Callow. “Marine biofouling: a sticky problem”. Biologist (London). Vol. 49. 2002. pp. 1-5.
V. Rascio. “Antifouling coatings: where do we go from here?”. Corrosion Reviews. Vol. XVIII. 2000. pp. 133-154.
M. C. Pérez, M. Stupak. “El conocimiento del “biofouling”. Un aspecto importante para el desarrollo de pinturas antiincrustantes eficientes”. Color & Textura. N.º 64. 2000. pp. 8-11.
M. C. Pérez, M. Stupak. “Revisión sobre los aspectos biológicos del fouling”. Anales CIDEPINT 1996. La Plata. pp. 95-154.
C. A. Giudice, J. C. Benitez, V. Rascio. “Prevención del fouling en arena de embarcaciones con pinturas AF a base de resina colofonia y caucho clorado”. Revista Iberoamericana de Corrosión y Protección. Vol. XV. 1984. p. 16.
B. del Amo, C. A.Giudice, V. Rascio. “Influence of binder dissolution rate on the bioactivity of AF paints”. Journal of Coatings Technology. Vol. 56. 1984. pp. 63-73.
D. M. Santágata, P. R. Seré, C. Elsner, A. Di Sarli. “Evaluation of the surface treatment effect on the corrosion performance of paint coated carbon steel”. Progress In Organic Coatings. Vol. 33. 1998. pp. 44-54.
R. Wetzel, G. Likens. Limnological Analysis. Third edition. New York. Springer Verlag. 2000. pp. 18-21.
D. Meseguer, S. Kiil, K. Dam-Johansen. “Antifouling technology-past, present and future steps towards efficient and environmentally friendly antifouling coatings”.Progress in organic coatings. Vol. 50. 2004. pp. 75-104.
ASTM D 6442-03. “Test Method for Determination of Copper Release Rate from Antifouling Coating Systems in Artificial Seawater”. American Society for Testing and Materials. West Conshohocken, USA. 2003.
ASTM D 3623-78a. “Standard Test Method for Testing A. F. Panels in Shallow Submergence. American Society for Testing and Materials”. American Society for Testing and Materials. West Conshohocken, USA. 1998.
How to Cite
Revista Facultad de Ingeniería, Universidad de Antioquia is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution BY-NC-SA 4.0 license. https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/deed.en
You are free to:
Share — copy and redistribute the material in any medium or format
Adapt — remix, transform, and build upon the material
Under the following terms:
Attribution — You must give appropriate credit, provide a link to the license, and indicate if changes were made. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses you or your use.
NonCommercial — You may not use the material for commercial purposes.
ShareAlike — If you remix, transform, or build upon the material, you must distribute your contributions under the same license as the original.
The material published in the journal can be distributed, copied and exhibited by third parties if the respective credits are given to the journal. No commercial benefit can be obtained and derivative works must be under the same license terms as the original work.