Biofouling: Process by which unwanted microbial, plant or animal materials or organisms accumulate on man-made surfaces.Photobioreactors: Devices for generating biological products that use light as the energy source. They are used for controlled BIOMASS production such as growing cyanobacteria, mosses, or algae.Thoracica: A superorder of marine CRUSTACEA, free swimming in the larval state, but permanently fixed as adults. There are some 800 described species, grouped in several genera, and comprising of two major orders of barnacles: stalked (Pedunculata) and sessile (Sessilia).Estuaries: A partially enclosed body of water, and its surrounding coastal habitats, where saltwater from the ocean mixes with fresh water from rivers or streams. The resulting mixture of seawater and fresh water is called brackish water and its salinity can range from 0.5 to 35 ppt. (accessed http://oceanservice.noaa.gov/education/kits/estuaries/estuaries01_whatis.html)Tenuazonic Acid: 3-Acetyl-5-sec-butyl-4-hydroxy-3-pyrrolin-2-one. A metabolite found in a strain of the fungus Alternaria tenuis Auct. which functions as an antibiotic with antiviral and antineoplastic properties, and may also act as a mycotoxin.Corrosion: The gradual destruction of a metal or alloy due to oxidation or action of a chemical agent. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Biofilms: Encrustations, formed from microbes (bacteria, algae, fungi, plankton, or protozoa) embedding in extracellular polymers, that adhere to surfaces such as teeth (DENTAL DEPOSITS); PROSTHESES AND IMPLANTS; and catheters. Biofilms are prevented from forming by treating surfaces with DENTIFRICES; DISINFECTANTS; ANTI-INFECTIVE AGENTS; and antifouling agents.Adhesiveness: A property of the surface of an object that makes it stick to another surface.Eukaryota: One of the three domains of life (the others being BACTERIA and ARCHAEA), also called Eukarya. These are organisms whose cells are enclosed in membranes and possess a nucleus. They comprise almost all multicellular and many unicellular organisms, and are traditionally divided into groups (sometimes called kingdoms) including ANIMALS; PLANTS; FUNGI; and various algae and other taxa that were previously part of the old kingdom Protista.Biomass: Total mass of all the organisms of a given type and/or in a given area. (From Concise Dictionary of Biology, 1990) It includes the yield of vegetative mass produced from any given crop.Bacteria: One of the three domains of life (the others being Eukarya and ARCHAEA), also called Eubacteria. They are unicellular prokaryotic microorganisms which generally possess rigid cell walls, multiply by cell division, and exhibit three principal forms: round or coccal, rodlike or bacillary, and spiral or spirochetal. Bacteria can be classified by their response to OXYGEN: aerobic, anaerobic, or facultatively anaerobic; by the mode by which they obtain their energy: chemotrophy (via chemical reaction) or PHOTOTROPHY (via light reaction); for chemotrophs by their source of chemical energy: CHEMOLITHOTROPHY (from inorganic compounds) or chemoorganotrophy (from organic compounds); and by their source for CARBON; NITROGEN; etc.; HETEROTROPHY (from organic sources) or AUTOTROPHY (from CARBON DIOXIDE). They can also be classified by whether or not they stain (based on the structure of their CELL WALLS) with CRYSTAL VIOLET dye: gram-negative or gram-positive.Encyclopedias as Topic: Works containing information articles on subjects in every field of knowledge, usually arranged in alphabetical order, or a similar work limited to a special field or subject. (From The ALA Glossary of Library and Information Science, 1983)Naval Medicine: The practice of medicine concerned with conditions affecting the health of individuals associated with the marine environment.Phosphorus Compounds: Inorganic compounds that contain phosphorus as an integral part of the molecule.Copper: A heavy metal trace element with the atomic symbol Cu, atomic number 29, and atomic weight 63.55.Rhodobacter: A genus of gram-negative bacteria widely distributed in fresh water as well as marine and hypersaline habitats.Alteromonas: A genus of gram-negative, straight or curved rods which are motile by means of a single, polar flagellum. Members of this genus are found in coastal waters and the open ocean. (From Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology, 9th ed)Water Quality: A rating of a body of water based on measurable physical, chemical, and biological characteristics.Disinfectants: Substances used on inanimate objects that destroy harmful microorganisms or inhibit their activity. Disinfectants are classed as complete, destroying SPORES as well as vegetative forms of microorganisms, or incomplete, destroying only vegetative forms of the organisms. They are distinguished from ANTISEPTICS, which are local anti-infective agents used on humans and other animals. (From Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, 11th ed)Osmosis: Tendency of fluids (e.g., water) to move from the less concentrated to the more concentrated side of a semipermeable membrane.Filtration: A process of separating particulate matter from a fluid, such as air or a liquid, by passing the fluid carrier through a medium that will not pass the particulates. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Administration, Buccal: Administration of a soluble dosage form between the cheek and gingiva. It may involve direct application of a drug onto the buccal mucosa, as by painting or spraying.Corrosion Casting: A tissue preparation technique that involves the injecting of plastic (acrylates) into blood vessels or other hollow viscera and treating the tissue with a caustic substance. This results in a negative copy or a solid replica of the enclosed space of the tissue that is ready for viewing under a scanning electron microscope.Surface Properties: Characteristics or attributes of the outer boundaries of objects, including molecules.Water Purification: Any of several processes in which undesirable impurities in water are removed or neutralized; for example, chlorination, filtration, primary treatment, ion exchange, and distillation. It includes treatment of WASTE WATER to provide potable and hygienic water in a controlled or closed environment as well as provision of public drinking water supplies.Sharks: A group of elongate elasmobranchs. Sharks are mostly marine fish, with certain species large and voracious.Biomimetic Materials: Materials fabricated by BIOMIMETICS techniques, i.e., based on natural processes found in biological systems.Dimethylpolysiloxanes: Silicone polymers which consist of silicon atoms substituted with methyl groups and linked by oxygen atoms. They comprise a series of biocompatible materials used as liquids, gels or solids; as film for artificial membranes, gels for implants, and liquids for drug vehicles; and as antifoaming agents.Hydrodynamics: The motion of fluids, especially noncompressible liquids, under the influence of internal and external forces.TextilesSilicones: A broad family of synthetic organosiloxane polymers containing a repeating silicon-oxygen backbone with organic side groups attached via carbon-silicon bonds. Depending on their structure, they are classified as liquids, gels, and elastomers. (From Merck Index, 12th ed)Water: A clear, odorless, tasteless liquid that is essential for most animal and plant life and is an excellent solvent for many substances. The chemical formula is hydrogen oxide (H2O). (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Electronics: The study, control, and application of the conduction of ELECTRICITY through gases or vacuum, or through semiconducting or conducting materials. (McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Water Supply: Means or process of supplying water (as for a community) usually including reservoirs, tunnels, and pipelines and often the watershed from which the water is ultimately drawn. (Webster, 3d ed)MedlinePlus: NATIONAL LIBRARY OF MEDICINE service for health professionals and consumers. It links extensive information from the National Institutes of Health and other reviewed sources of information on specific diseases and conditions.Hot Temperature: Presence of warmth or heat or a temperature notably higher than an accustomed norm.Fresh Water: Water containing no significant amounts of salts, such as water from RIVERS and LAKES.Algorithms: A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.Physics: The study of those aspects of energy and matter in terms of elementary principles and laws. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 6th ed)Systems Biology: Comprehensive, methodical analysis of complex biological systems by monitoring responses to perturbations of biological processes. Large scale, computerized collection and analysis of the data are used to develop and test models of biological systems.Metabolic Engineering: Methods and techniques used to genetically modify cells' biosynthetic product output and develop conditions for growing the cells as BIOREACTORS.Hydrology: Science dealing with the properties, distribution, and circulation of water on and below the earth's surface, and atmosphere.Models, Biological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Homing Behavior: Instinctual patterns of activity related to a specific area including ability of certain animals to return to a given place when displaced from it, often over great distances using navigational clues such as those used in migration (ANIMAL MIGRATION).Midwestern United States: The geographic area of the midwestern region of the United States in general or when the specific state or states are not indicated. The states usually included in this region are Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, Ohio, Oklahoma, North Dakota, South Dakota and Wisconsin.Caustics: Strong alkaline chemicals that destroy soft body tissues resulting in a deep, penetrating type of burn, in contrast to corrosives, that result in a more superficial type of damage via chemical means or inflammation. Caustics are usually hydroxides of light metals. SODIUM HYDROXIDE and potassium hydroxide are the most widely used caustic agents in industry. Medically, they have been used externally to remove diseased or dead tissues and destroy warts and small tumors. The accidental ingestion of products (household and industrial) containing caustic ingredients results in thousands of injuries per year.Phosphates: Inorganic salts of phosphoric acid.Drainage, Sanitary: A system of artificial or natural drains, generally used for the disposal of liquid wastes.Orchiopexy: A surgical procedure in which an undescended testicle is sutured inside the SCROTUM in male infants or children to correct CRYPTORCHIDISM. Orchiopexy is also performed to treat TESTICULAR TORSION in adults and adolescents.Burns, ChemicalDetergents: Purifying or cleansing agents, usually salts of long-chain aliphatic bases or acids, that exert cleansing (oil-dissolving) and antimicrobial effects through a surface action that depends on possessing both hydrophilic and hydrophobic properties.Glass: Hard, amorphous, brittle, inorganic, usually transparent, polymerous silicate of basic oxides, usually potassium or sodium. It is used in the form of hard sheets, vessels, tubing, fibers, ceramics, beads, etc.Mouthwashes: Solutions for rinsing the mouth, possessing cleansing, germicidal, or palliative properties. (From Boucher's Clinical Dental Terminology, 4th ed)Chlorhexidine: A disinfectant and topical anti-infective agent used also as mouthwash to prevent oral plaque.Equipment and Supplies: Expendable and nonexpendable equipment, supplies, apparatus, and instruments that are used in diagnostic, surgical, therapeutic, scientific, and experimental procedures.Equipment and Supplies, Hospital: Any materials used in providing care specifically in the hospital.

Biofouling growth in cold estuarine waters and evaluation of some chitosan and copper anti-fouling paints. (1/43)

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Development of inhibitors against TraR quorum-sensing system in Agrobacterium tumefaciens by molecular modeling of the ligand-receptor interaction. (2/43)

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Challenges for the development of new non-toxic antifouling solutions. (3/43)

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Quality of drinking-water at source and point-of-consumption--drinking cup as a high potential recontamination risk: a field study in Bolivia. (4/43)

In-house contamination of drinking-water is a persistent problem in developing countries. This study aimed at identifying critical points of contamination and determining the extent of recontamination after water treatment. In total, 81 households were visited, and 347 water samples from their current sources of water, transport vessels, treated water, and drinking vessels were analyzed. The quality of water was assessed using Escherichia coli as an indicator for faecal contamination. The concentration of E. coli increased significantly from the water source [median=0 colony-forming unit (CFU)/100 mL, interquartile range (IQR: 0-13)] to the drinking cup (median=8 CFU/100 mL; IQR: 0-550; n=81, z=-3.7, p<0.001). About two-thirds (34/52) of drinking vessels were contaminated with E. coli. Although boiling and solar disinfection of water (SODIS) improved the quality of drinking-water (median=0 CFU/100 mL; IQR: 0-0.05), recontamination at the point-of-consumption significantly reduced the quality of water in the cups (median=8, IQR: 0-500; n=45, z=-2.4, p=0.015). Home-based interventions in disinfection of water may not guarantee health benefits without complementary hygiene education due to the risk of posttreatment contamination.  (+info)

Centrifugal deposition of microgels for the rapid assembly of nonfouling thin films. (5/43)

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Reducing non-specific binding and uptake of nanoparticles and improving cell targeting with an antifouling PEO-b-PgammaMPS copolymer coating. (6/43)

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Nanofabrication of nonfouling surfaces for micropatterning of cell and microtissue. (7/43)

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Antifouling activity of simple synthetic diterpenoids against larvae of the barnacle Balanus albicostatus Pilsbry. (8/43)

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Feed spacers are an essential part of spiral-wound reverse osmosis (RO) and nanofiltration (NF) membrane modules. Geometric modification of feed spacers is a potential option to reduce the impact of biofouling on the performance of membrane systems. The objective of this study was to evaluate the biofouling potential of two commercially available reference feed spacers and four modified feed spacers. The spacers were compared on hydraulic characterization and in biofouling studies with membrane fouling simulators (MFSs). The virgin feed spacer was characterized hydraulically by their resistance, measured in terms of feed channel pressure drop, performed by operating MFSs at varying feed water flow rates. Short-term (9 days) biofouling studies were carried out with nutrient dosage to the MFS feed water to accelerate the biofouling rate. Long-term (96 days) biofouling studies were done without nutrient dosage to the MFS feed water. Feed channel pressure drop was monitored and accumulation of ...
Governments and industry spend more than US$5.7 billion annually to prevent and control marine biofouling.[10] Biofouling occurs everywhere but is most significant economically to the shipping industries, since fouling on a ships hull significantly increases drag, reducing the overall hydrodynamic performance of the vessel, and increases the fuel consumption.[11]. Biofouling is also found in almost all circumstances where water-based liquids are in contact with other materials. Industrially important impacts are on the maintenance of mariculture, membrane systems (e.g., membrane bioreactors and reverse osmosis spiral wound membranes) and cooling water cycles of large industrial equipment and power stations. Biofouling can occur in oil pipelines carrying oils with entrained water, especially those carrying used oils, cutting oils, oils rendered water-soluble through emulsification, and hydraulic oils. Other mechanisms impacted by biofouling include microelectrochemical drug delivery devices, ...
Control of biofouling on seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membranes is a major challenge as treatments can be expensive, damage the membrane material and often biocides do not remove the polymers in which bacteria are embedded. Biological control has been largely ignored for biofouling control. The objective of this study was to demonstrate the effectiveness of xanthine oxidase enzyme against complex fouling communities and then identify naturally occurring bacterial strains that produce the free radical generating enzyme. Initially, 64 bacterial strains were isolated from different locations of the Perth Seawater Desalination Plant. In our preceding study, 25/64 isolates were selected from the culture collection as models for biofouling studies, based on their prevalence in comparison to the genomic bacterial community. In this study, screening of these model strains was performed using a nitroblue tetrazolium assay in the presence of hypoxanthine as substrate. Enzyme activity was measured by ...
Bacteria regulate specific group behaviors such as biofilm formation in response to population density using small signal molecules called autoinducers (quorum sensing, QS). In this study, the concept of bacterial QS was applied to membrane bioreactors (MBRs) for advanced wastewater treatment as a new biofouling control paradigm. The research was conducted in three phases: (1) demonstrate the presence of the autoinducer signal in MBRs, (2) correlate QS activity and membrane biofouling, (3) apply QS-based membrane biofouling control. A bioassay with Agrobacterium tumefaciens reporter strain proved that N-acyl homoserine lactone (AHL) autoinducers were produced in the MBR. Furthermore, thinlayer chromatographic analysis identified at least three different AHLs in the biocake, of which N-octanoyl-homoserine lactone was the most abundant. During continuous MBR operation, the biocakeshowedstrongAHLactivity simultaneously with abrupt increase in the transmembrane pressure, which implies that QS is in ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Recent advances in mitigating membrane biofouling using carbon-based materials. AU - Wu, Yichao. AU - Xia, Yinfeng. AU - Jing, Xinxin. AU - Cai, Peng. AU - Igalavithana, Avanthi Deshani. AU - Tang, Chuyang. AU - Tsang, Daniel C.W.. AU - Ok, Yong Sik. PY - 2020/1/15. Y1 - 2020/1/15. N2 - Biofouling is the Achilles Heel of membrane processes. The accumulation of organic foulants and growth of microorganisms on the membrane surface reduce the permeability, shorten the membrane life, and increase the energy consumption. Advancements in novel carbon-based materials (CBMs) present significant opportunities in mitigating biofouling of membrane processes. This article provides a comprehensive review of the recent progress in the application of CBMs in antibiofouling membrane. It starts with a detailed summary of the different antibiofouling mechanisms of CBM-containing membrane systems. Next, developments in membrane modification using CBMs, especially carbon nanotubes and graphene ...
0036] According to another embodiment, spinosyns may be included in a conventional paint composition as the sole antifouling agent, or added in combination with other microbicides, antifouling agents, fungicides, herbicides, insecticides, antibiotics, non toxic antifoulants, and natural products or extracts to produce an additive or synergistic effect on attachment of biofouling organisms. Suitable microbicides which may be added in combination with the spinosyn of the present invention include, but are not limited to: 5-chloro-2-methyl-3-isothiazolone; 2-methyl-3-isothiazolone; 2-n-octyl-3-isothiazolone; 4,5-dichloro-2-n-octyl-3-isothiazolone; 3-iodo-2-propynyl butyl carbamate; 1,2-dibromo-2,4-dicyanobutane; methylene-bis-thiocyanate; 2-thiocyanomethylthiobenzothiazole; tetrachloroisophthalonitrile; 5-bromo-5-nitro-1,3-dioxane; 2-bromo-2-nitopropanediol; 2,2-dibromo-3-nitrilopropionamide; N,N-dimethylhydroxyl-5,5-dimethylhydantoin; bromochlorodimethylhydantoin; 1,2-benzisothiazolin-3-one; ...
Marine biofouling poses a severe threat to maritime and aquaculture industries. To prevent the attachment of marine biofouling organisms on man-made structures, countless cost and effort were spent annually. In particular, most attention has been paid on the development of efficient and environmentally friendly fouling-resistant coatings, as well as larval settlement mechanism of several major biofouling invertebrates. In this study, polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) micropost arrays were utilized as the settlement substrata and opposite tractions were identified during early settlement of the barnacle Amphibalanus amphitrite and the bryozoan Bugula neritina. The settling A. amphitrite pushed the periphery microposts with an average traction force of 376.2 nN, while settling B. neritina pulled the periphery microposts with an average traction force of 205.9 nN. These micropost displacements are consistent with the body expansion of A. amphitrite during early post-settlement metamorphosis stage and ...
This paper aims to introduce one of the latest investigations on development of marine antifouling coatings and also to demonstrate the importance of the type of antifouling coatings on fouling accumulation and ship resistance/powering. First, marine biofouling and fouling prevention methods are reviewed. A recent research study (EU FP7 FOUL-X-SPEL Project) concerning a novel and environmentally friendly antifouling coating is presented and discussed. Next, a case study is carried out to assess the effect of fouling on ship resistance and powering. A vessel is selected and the roughness on the hull surface induced by different level of fouling is considered. The increase in frictional resistance and effective power is evaluated for each particular case by using boundary layer similarity law analysis and experimental data. The results emphasise that the type of antifouling coatings has a great importance on the amount of fouling accumulation, hence on ship performance especially in low ...
0023] An innovative method has been developed for the prevention and control of biofouling on an object that is immersed or partially immersed in a water environment in which there are one or more organic or inorganic compounds capable of releasing gas, comprising the step of applying to the surface of said object a composition comprising a polymeric resin and one or more enzymes or a paint and/or coating containing one or more enzymes, wherein the one or more enzymes are adapted to catalyze a reaction of said one or more compounds that lead to the formation of gas. The immersed or partially immersed object can be static or non-static, including any kind of floating object moved by an engine or other types of propulsion, such as for example, a sail, pedals, oars. The water environment can be of different nature, for example marine, lake or river environments. This eco-compatible product is based on the use of formulations containing enzymes, which have characteristics that have a low ...
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20150210 BiAqua B.V. - Mrs. Sandie Chauveau - "Biofouling of membrane systems by phosphate limitation" The start-up BiAqua developed a novel approach (invented by TUD) of combating bio-fouling by selective phosphate removal from the feed water, which stops the growth of micro-organisms. Phosphate is adsorbed to below 1 μg/l on a bio-degradable adsorbens, containing iron with good affinity to phosphate.. The adsorbens in a normal sand-filter or IX housing is operated as such and can be regenerated multiple times with caustic. Pilot on drinking water and secondary wastewater treatment effluent proved effective and stable, resulting in constant low pressure drop over RO modules that otherwise exhibited severe bio-fouling.. Applications in surface water, horticulture, cooling towers are developed with partners. Outlook for 2015 is demo scale. www.biaqua.nl. ...
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Article Case study - Biofouling in cooling basin. Al Futtaim Cooling district plant incorporated the LG Sonic technology into their chemical treatment program to reduce the biocide consumption in the cooling towers and improve the water quality.The C...
MiniCD4 protein resistance mutations affect binding to the HIV-1 gp120 CD4 binding site and decrease entry efficiency : Binding of the viral envelope protein (Env), and particularly of its gp120 subunit, to the cellular CD4 receptor is the first essential step of the HIV-1 entry process. The CD4 binding site (CD4bs) of gp120, and especially a recessed cavity occupied by the CD4 Phe43 residue, are known to be highly conserved among the different circulating subtypes and therefore constitute particularly interesting
Marine biofouling refers to the undesirable accumulation of living organisms including microorganisms, seaweeds, and animals on submerged surfaces (Callow and Callow, 2002). Among which, fouling invertebrates cause major damage to ship hulls and propulsors, block mariculture cages and water pipes, increase fuel consumption of marine transport, and therefore are one of the most serious problems of maritime and aquaculture industries (Yebra et al., 2004; Schultz et al., 2011; Clare, 1995). For instance, US navy vessels spend 180 to 260 million US dollars annually to control and prevent biofouling (Schultz et al., 2011). Historically, a variety of physical and chemical antifouling methods have been implemented (Qian et al., 2013). In particular, the most commonly employed practice is to coat submerged surfaces with biocidal paints, such as organotin, tributyltin (TBT), Irgarol 1051 and Sea-Nine 211 (Qian et al., 2013). Due to the threat to the marine environment revealed after a long-term ...
Research Corridor has published a new research study titled "Seawater Desalination MembraneMarket - Growth, Share, Opportunities, Competitive Analysis and Forecast, 2017 - 2025". The Seawater Desalination Membranemarket report studies current as well as future aspects of the Seawater Desalination MembraneMarket based upon factors such as market dynamics, key ongoing trends and segmentation analysis. Apart from the above elements, the Seawater Desalination MembraneMarket research report provides a 360-degree view of the Seawater Desalination Membraneindustry with geographic segmentation, statistical forecast and the competitive landscape.. Browse the complete report at. http://www.researchcorridor.com/seawater-desalination-membrane-market/. Geographically, the Seawater Desalination MembraneMarket report comprises dedicated sections centering on the regional market revenue and trends. The Seawater Desalination Membranemarket has been segmented on the basis of geographic regions into North America, ...
In 2006, the Pacific Institute published "Desalination, With a Grain of Salt," a comprehensive overview of the advantages and disadvantages of seawater desalination to help meet Californias water needs. In 2012, the Institute launched a series of research reports identifying the key outstanding issues for desalination in California: cost and financing; energy use and associated greenhouse gas emissions; and marine impacts. That year, the Institute also released this white paper, which provides an overview on the proposed seawater desalination plants in the state. Maps are provided, along with the locations and details about Californias existing and proposed seawater desalination facilities. Interest in seawater desalination remains high in California. This white paper was updated in 2016.. ...
Biofouling remains a key challenge for membrane based water treatment systems. This study investigated the dispersal potential of the nitric oxide (NO) donor compound, PROLI NONOate, on single species biofilms formed by bacteria isolated from industrial membrane bioreactor and reverse osmosis (RO) membranes, as well as on mixed species biofilms. The potential of PROLI NONOate to control RO membrane biofouling was also examined. Confocal microscopy revealed that different bacteria responded differently to PROLI NONOate exposure. However, the addition of NO induced dispersal in all but two of the bacteria tested and successfully reduced mixed species biofilms. The addition of 40 µM PROLI NONOate at 24 h intervals to a laboratory-scale RO system led to a 92% reduction in the rate of biofouling (pressure rise over a given period) by a bacterial community cultured from an industrial RO membrane. Confocal microscopy and EPS extraction revealed that PROLI NONOate treatment led to a 48% reduction in ...
In 1708, Charles Perry suggested copper sheathing explicitly as an anti-fouling device but the first experiments were not made until 1761 with the sheathing of HMS Alarm, after which the bottoms and sides of several ships keels and false keels were sheathed with copper plates.[25]. The copper performed well in protecting the hull from invasion by worm, and in preventing the growth of weed, for when in contact with water, the copper produced a poisonous film, composed mainly of oxychloride, that deterred these marine creatures. Furthermore, as this film was slightly soluble it gradually washed away, leaving no way for marine life to attach themselves to the ship.[citation needed] From about 1770, the Royal Navy set about coppering the bottoms of the entire fleet and continued to the end of the use of wooden ships. The process was so successful that the term copper-bottomed came to mean something that was highly dependable or risk free.. With the rise of iron hulls in the 19th century, copper ...
Bacterial surface fouling is problematic for a wide range of applications and industries, including, but not limited to medical devices (implants, replacement joints, stents, pacemakers), municipal infrastructure (pipes, wastewater treatment), food production (food processing surfaces, processing equipment), and transportation (ship hulls, aircraft fuel tanks). One method to combat bacterial biofouling is to modify the topographical structure of the surface in question, thereby limiting the ability of individual cells to attach to the surface, colonize, and form biofilms. Multiple research groups have demonstrated that micro and nanoscale topographies significantly reduce bacterial biofouling, for both individual cells and bacterial biofilms. Antifouling strategies that utilize engineered topographical surface features with well-defined dimensions and shapes have demonstrated a greater degree of controllable inhibition over initial cell attachment, in comparison to undefined, texturized, or porous
Tony is a marine chemical ecologist by training with a special interest in biology at the surface water interface. After PhD studies at Menai Bridge under the supervision of Dr Graham Walker and the late Prof Denis Crisp CBE, FRS, Tony did a short postdoc before moving to the NERC Rocky Shore Surveillance Group here at Newcastle (Director Prof Bob Clark; 1983-88). Tony worked at Duke University for 5 years (1988-93), initially as a postdoc in Prof John Costlows lab, before joining the Faculty as Research Assistant Professor. Tony returned to the UK in 1993 for a Fellowship at the Marine Biological Association, Plymouth to pursue research on marine invertebrate larval settlement. During his time there he served as Scientific Co-ordinator for the NERC Marine Biofouling Thematic Programme. Tony was appointed to a Lectureship at Newcastle in 1998 and transferred from Plymouth in 1999. He was promoted to Reader in 2001 and to a Personal Chair in 2003.. ...
أصبحت قضية الحصول على الماء قضية ذات إهتمام بالغ خصوصا مع إزدياد الطلب عليها.تمثل تحلية ماء البحار أحد مصادر المياه الواعدة وبالأخص تحليتها عن طريق التناضح العكسي الذي يمكن من جعل هذه المياه صالحة للإستخدام البشري. وعلى الرغم من أنها من أنجع الحلول من أجل الحصول على مياه نقية إلا أن إستخدام هذه التقنية دائما مايرتبط بعوامل تحد من إستخدامه ومن أبرز هذه العوامل هو سماحها للبكتيريا بأن تبني مستعمرات على أسطحها مما يؤدي إلى إنسداد المسامات وتغيير كثير من خصائص النفاذية التي تمتلكها هذه الأغشية. هذه الدراسة تركز بشكل عميق من أجل تحسين أسطح أغشية النتاضح ...
본 과제는 미생물학, 미세유체역학, 환경공학이라는 세 연구 분야를 융합하여 산업용 여과막에 형성되는 biofilm이나 biofouling을 포식 미생물 (Bacterial Predator)을 이용하여 저감시키는 기술을 개발하는 것이다. 이를 위해서는 P. starrii와 B. bacteriovorus 등의 Bdellovibrio-and-like-organisms (BALOs)과 같은 포식 미생물의 성장, 번식, 피포식 성향 등을 이해해야 한다. 이를 위해 1) 여러 BALO 균주의 포식 환경의 영향, 피포식 미생물에 대한 포식 선호도나, Chemotaxis를 마이크로풀루이딕 디바이스를 이용하여 빠른 시간 내에 알아내고, 2) 산업용 여과막에 형성되는 바이오 필름이나 biofouling을 BALO를 이용하여 친환경적, 효과적으로 제거하여, 3) 산업용 여과막의 성능을 장기간 지속되게 하고 수명을 연장시키며, 4) 고가의 유해한 화학약품을 이용한 분리막 정화 처리 방법을 훨씬 ...
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How Seawater Desalination Works ? : Desalination is a process that removes minerals from saline water. More generally, desalination refers to the removal of salts and minerals from a target substance, as in soil desalination, which is an issue for agriculture.
There are a number of desalination technologies, and if it is not done properly, the seawater intake process can unnecessarily kill marine life. Desalination also produces a highly concentrated brine discharge that degrades water quality and marine life habitat if not properly diluted. …. There are numerous ocean desalination facilities being proposed in California, all in various stages of planning or permitting. Many of the proposed facilities have not been designed to minimize degradation to marine habitats and water quality, nor are the proposals being thoroughly evaluated by any government agency for their cumulative impacts statewide. The California State Water Resources Control Board is currently in the process of collecting scientific data on the adverse impacts of ocean desalination, and how best to minimize those impacts. But some proposals are moving forward without having adopted the recommendations of the science community - Poseidons project proposal is the worst offender. ...
TY - GEN. T1 - Effect of silica particle size in cellulose membrane for desalination process. AU - Nurkhamidah, Siti. AU - Rahmawati, Yeni. AU - Taufany, Fadlilatul. AU - Merta, I. Made Pendi Adi. AU - Putra, Deffry Danius Dwi. AU - Woo, Eamor. PY - 2015/12/29. Y1 - 2015/12/29. N2 - Development of desalination technologies is very important for fulfilling future water demand. The objective of this research is to synthesis membrane for desalination process from cellulose acetate (CA) by blending with polyethylene glycol (PEG) and silica resulting CA/PEG/Silica composite membrane. In this study, the synthesis and characterization of composite membrane is attempt where membrane performance is investigated for reverse osmosis desalination of saline water. CA/PEG membrane with ratio 80/20 (wt%) was modified with three different particle sizes of silica: 0.007, 0.02, and 60 μm. Composite membranes were characterized for their hydrophilicity, functional groups and permeation properties. The experiment ...
GWADAR: A desalination plant installed at the Gwadar port by China Oversees Port Holding Co-m-p--a-ny was inaugurated on Monday by federal Minister for Ports and Shipping Mir Hasil Khan Bizenjo. The plant will supply drinking water to Gwadar.. The newly-installed desalination plant with the capacity of producing 254,000 gallons of clean drinking water had been completed by the Chinese firm in record time.. Senator Bizenjo, who is also president of the National Party, said that 2018 would prove to be a good beginning for the people of Gwadar as they would witness massive development in Balochistan under the China-Pakistan Econo-mic Corridor (CPEC).. He said the functioning of the desalination plant would red-uce to some extent the shortage of drinking water in the city.. People of Gwadar had been facing water shortage for the last many months and now they would get clean drinking water, he said.. "The desalination plant is a true reflection of CPEC and Pakistan-China friendship and a gift for the ...
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With water fast becoming a hot commodity, especially in drought-prone regions with burgeoning populations, an obvious solution is to take the salt out of seawater. Desalination technology has been around for thousands of years, after all. Even Aristotle worked on the problem. Tantalizing as desalinated water might sound, the energy costs have made it rather unpalatable. "Until recently, seawater desalination was a very expensive water source solution," said Gary Crisp, an engineer for the Water Corporation of Western Australia. Drinking seawater straight is a bad idea because your body must expel the salt by urinating more water than it actually gains. Seawater contains roughly 130 grams of salt per gallon. Desalination can reduce salt levels to below 2 grams per gallon, which is the limit for safe human consumption. Currently, between 10 and 13 billion gallons of water are desalinated worldwide per day. Thats only about 0.2 percent of global water consumption, but the number is increasing. ...
With water fast becoming a hot commodity, especially in drought-prone regions with burgeoning populations, an obvious solution is to take the salt out of seawater. Desalination technology has been around for thousands of years, after all. Even Aristotle worked on the problem. Tantalizing as desalinated water might sound, the energy costs have made it rather unpalatable. "Until recently, seawater desalination was a very expensive water source solution," said Gary Crisp, an engineer for the Water Corporation of Western Australia. Drinking seawater straight is a bad idea because your body must expel the salt by urinating more water than it actually gains. Seawater contains roughly 130 grams of salt per gallon. Desalination can reduce salt levels to below 2 grams per gallon, which is the limit for safe human consumption. Currently, between 10 and 13 billion gallons of water are desalinated worldwide per day. Thats only about 0.2 percent of global water consumption, but the number is increasing. ...
TY - JOUR. T1 - Modelling the effects of nanofiltration membrane properties on system cost assessment for desalination applications. AU - Mohammad, A. W.. AU - Hilal, N.. AU - Al-Zoubib, H.. AU - Darwish, N. A.. AU - Ali, N.. PY - 2007/2/5. Y1 - 2007/2/5. N2 - Nanofiltration (NF) membranes have been successfully used in various applications in water and wastewater treatment as well as other industries. In desalination plants, NF membranes were found to be suitable for pre-treatment application prior to the desalination process. In general NF membranes can be characterized in terms ofthe effective pore radius (rp), effective charge density (Xd) and permeability (Pm). NF membranes available in the market show a wide range of these properties and thus this variation affects the membrane performance significantly. Through a predictive model such as the Donnan-Steric-Pore-Dielectric-Exclusion (DSPM-DE) model, the performance of NF membranes can be predicted in terms of the solute rejections, fluxes ...
Due to the increasing demand for clean and potable water stemming from population growth and exacerbated by the scarcity of fresh water resources, more attention has been drawn to innovative methods for water desalination. Capacitive deionization (CDI) is a low maintenance and energy efficient technique for desalinating brackish water, which employs an electrical field to adsorb ions into a high-porous media. After the saturation of the porous electrodes, their adsorption capacity can be restored through a regeneration process. Herein, based on a physical model previously developed, we conjecture that for a given amount of time and volume of water, multiple desalination cycles in a high flow rate regime will outperform desalinating in a single cycle at a low flow rate. Moreover, splitting a CDI unit into two subunits, with the same total length, will lead to higher desalination. Based on these premises, we introduce a new approach aimed at enhancing the overall performance of CDI. An array of ...
Capacitive desalination (CD) is a promising desalination technique as, relative to reverse osmosis (RO), it requires no membrane components, can operate at low (sub-osmotic) pressures, and can potentially utilize less energy for brackish water desalination. In a typical CD cell, the feed water flows through
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Completed some three months ahead of schedule, Singapores first desalination plant - the largest of its kind in Asia - ranks among the most energy efficient ever constructed, enabling it to achieve the lowest desalinated seawater price in the world. Opened in September 2005, within its first year of operation the plant has won a distinction in the 2006 Global Water Awards and two of the companies involved have gained industry honours for their work on the project.. At 110,000m3/day, the Tuas seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) plant has sufficient capacity to meet around 10% of the national demand - and at a price which challenges the notion that desalination is a high-cost option. Based on a pre-defined formula, the water sale price varies monthly with prevailing fuel cost and annually with inflation. The initial tender figure was $0.78/m3 for 2005; in practice the plants efficiency has meant that the actual first year selling price approaches half that. The project cost was S$200m and project ...
The Americas largest seawater desalination plant in Carlsbad, Calif., will help determine the future of seawater desalination in the US.
Increasing salinity in a groundwater source for desalination in North Carolina has been traced to fossil seawater, not recent seawater intrusion, as had been feared. - Water. desalination + reuse news centre
Article Economics of seawater desalination with innovative nuclear reactors and other energy sources: the EURODESAL project. This paper summarises our recent investigations undertaken as part of the EURODESAL project on nuclear desalination, which we...
Desalination of the Sea Around Us, v 2.0 This is a talk on seawater desalination I gave in Pacific Grove, CA on March 2nd, 2011. It is an updated version of an earlier talk and includes a short section on two new desal technologies that may be coming in the future. This talk does not…
Seawater desalination aim is to produce suitable water for irrigation and human consumption by turning salty seawater into clean drinkable water. All seawater desalination units are designed to remove salts and minerals to supply fresh water according to spec ...
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Bobbie Mixon, National Science Foundation. Rice scientists reprogram protein pairs; attempt to modify bacterial decisions. Desalination has come a long way, baby.. On Aug. 3, some 330 years ago, a certain Captain Gifford of His Majestys Ship Mermaid, was asked to conduct onboard his 24-gun Royal Naval vessel what may have been the first government-sponsored, scientific desalination experiment.. Diarist and later Secretary to the Admiralty Commission in England Samuel Pepys wrote to Gifford saying, "Whereas a Proposal has been made to Us of an Engine to be fixed in one of Our Ships for the making an Experiment of producing fresh water (at Sea) out of Salt.". We do not know whether Gifford actually conducted the experiment, but we do know desalination--the pulling of salt, minerals and other contaminants from soil and water--has become a worldwide concern. Population increases, the scarcity of fresh water in arid regions and a greater need for environmental cleanup has scientists scrambling to ...
Recent droughts and extreme weather conditions have led to a major focus on alternative energy measures. The ocean covers over 70 percent of the Earths surface and contains over 95 percent of the planets water, except this water contains salt and is not suitable for human consumption. Thankfully, scientists have been able to take large amounts of ocean water and make it drinkable through a process called desalination.. The harsh process of desalination is already occurring throughout the world and involves some significantly arduous steps. In particular, the final stages of removing waste product (highly concentrated salt water) at high temperatures can cause damage to the concrete channels used for its removal. With this being an ongoing process, one facility recently tapped LINE-X to provide a lasting solution to the reoccurring damage found within these exit channels. Due to the its high resistance to severe temperatures and corrosion, LINE-X XS-350 - a product that is tested and proven to ...
Low-temperature thermal desalination (LTTD) is a desalination technique which takes advantage of the fact that water evaporates at lower temperatures at low pressures, even as low as ambient temperature. The system uses vacuum pumps to create a low pressure, low-temperature environment in which water evaporates even at a temperature gradient of 8°C between two volumes of water. Cooling water is supplied from deep sea depths of as much as 600 metres (2,000 ft). This cold water is pumped through coils to condense the evaporated water vapor. The resulting condensate is purified water. The LTTD process may also take advantage of the temperature gradient available at power plants, where large quantities of warm cooling water are discharged from the plant, reducing the energy input needed to create a temperature gradient.[1] The principle of LTTD has been known for some time, originally stemming from ocean thermal energy conversion research. Some experiments were conducted in the U.S. and Japan to ...
Engineers at the University of Illinois have taken a step forward in developing a saltwater desalination process that is potentially cheaper than reverse osmosis and borrows from battery technology. In their study, the researchers are focusing on new materials that could make desalination of brackish waters economically desirable and energy efficient.
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jun 17, 2019--The Desalination Technologies in 2019: Global Market Analysis, Trends, and Forecasts Through 2016-2024 report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.coms offering.This report provides separate comprehensive analytics for the US, Canada, Japan, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East & Africa, and Latin America. Annual estimates and forecasts are provided for the period 2016 through 2024. Also, a five-year historic analysis is provided for these markets.The report analyzes the worldwide markets for Desalination Technologies in US$ Thousand by the following Technologies used in Desalination Plants: Multi-Stage Flash, Multi-Effect Distillation, Reverse Osmosis, and Others.
Indirect solar desalination systems consist of a conventional desalination unit coupled to a solar conversion system, unlike systems as solar stills that integrates in the same device the...
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Biomimetic approaches [synthetic methods that imitate natural processes] have been used previously to develop materials for wet adhesion, said Dr. Laura Kienker, manager of ONRs Biomaterials and Bionanotechnology Program. The unique aspect of Dr. Lees research is that it aims to develop a biomimetic wet adhesive that can rapidly and repeatedly bond to, and separate from, a variety of surfaces in response to applied electrical current. There are both non-medical and medical applications of such a material for the Navy and Marine Corps.. Like barnacles, mussels attach to rocks, docks and ship hulls-a natural occurrence called biofouling. Mussels secrete a combination of natural liquid superglues and stretchy fibers, called byssal threads, that works equally well in saltwater and freshwater; can stick to both hard and soft surfaces; and is strong enough to withstand the roughest sea conditions.. The secret behind mussels adhesive success is an amino acid called dihydroxyphenylalanine-DOPA, ...
Bio-contamination can cause a myriad of problems in a fuel system including, hydrocarbon degradation, changes in fuel properties and quality, corrosion, filter clogging, deactivation of fuel-water coalescers, coating degradation, inaccurate fuel level readings, decreased vehicle performance.. Early detection of biofouling enables the use of cost-effective mitigation strategies that may reduce the contaminations impact on the fuel system. An early warning detection sensor to alert maintenance crew of bio-contamination could save millions of dollars per year in repair costs over the lifetime of the vehicle and fuel system.. To date, there has been no simple and reliable method for detecting microbes and bio-deterioration in fuel. The methods used today are typically performed by highly trained scientists in laboratories equipped with molecular-based instrumentation that are quantitative in nature and do not differentiate between living and non-living microbes. While more straightforward colony ...
Abstract:. Glycemic control of intensive care patients can be beneficial for this patient group but the continuous determination of their glucose concentration is challenging. Current continuous glucose monitoring systems based on the measurement of interstitial fluid glucose concentration struggle with sensitivity losses, resulting from biofouling or inflammation reactions. Their use as decision support systems for the therapeutic treatment is moreover hampered by physiological time delays as well as gradients in glucose concentration between plasma and interstitial fluid. To overcome these drawbacks, we developed and clinically evaluated a system based on microdialysis of whole blood. Venous blood is heparinised at the tip of a double lumen catheter and pumped through a membrane based micro-fluidic device where protein-free microdialysate samples are extracted. Glucose recovery as an indicator of long term stability was studied in vitro with heparinised bovine blood and remained highly stable ...
Biofilm establishes itself over a short period of time in all pipelines conveying raw and treated water. Depending on the type of biofouling, it is documented that it will inevitability lead to a reduction in the hydraulic capacity. Since none of...
A microdevice is provided for controlling fluid flow. The microdevice includes a substantially planar contact surface and a plurality of fluid-transporting features associated therewith. Also included is a substrate having a substantially planar contact surface and a fluid-transporting feature associated therewith. The contact surfaces are positioned in slidable and fluid-tight contact to allow for controllable formation of a plurality of different flow paths upon alignment of the substrate fluid-transporting feature with each cover plate fluid-transporting features in succession. Typically, at least one of the cover plate and substrate is comprised of a biofouling resistant polymer, and the flow paths are of different lengths. Optionally, a plurality of fluid-transporting features is associated with the substrate so that flow paths are formed as a result of a different alignment of the fluid-transporting features.
Derya Y. Köseoglu, Borte Kose, Mahmut Altinbas, İsmail Koyuncu, "The production of polysulfone (PS) membrane with silver nanoparticles (AgNP): Physical properties, filtration performances, and biofouling resistances of membranes", Journal of Membrane Science, Vol. 428, 12/2012, s. 620-628 ...
M. Di Luca, G. Maccari, G. Maisetta, G. Batoni BaAMPs: the database of biofilm-active antimicrobial peptides Biofouling 2015; 31(2):193-9.. Please do not hesitate to address comments or questions to: [email protected] or [email protected] ...
M. Di Luca, G. Maccari, G. Maisetta, G. Batoni BaAMPs: the database of biofilm-active antimicrobial peptides Biofouling 2015; 31(2):193-9.. Please do not hesitate to address comments or questions to: [email protected] or [email protected] ...
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Guibert, I., Bonnard, I., Pochon, X., Zubia, M., Sidobre, C., Lecellier, G., Berteaux-Lecellier, V., 2019.Differential effects of coral-giant clam assemblages on biofouling formation. Scientific Reports, https://doi.org/10.1038/s41598-019-39268-1.. Harrison, P.A., Harmácková, Z.V., Karabulut, A.A., Brotons, L., Cantele, M., Claudet,, J., Dunford, R.W., Guisan, A., Holman, I.P., Jacobs, S., Kok, K., Lobanova, A., Morán-Ordóñez, A., Pedde, S., Rixen, C., Santos-Martin, F., Schlaepfer, M.A., Solidoiro, C., Sonrel, A., Hauck, J.,, 2019. Synthesizing plausible futuresd for biodiversity and ecosystem services in Europe and Central Asia using scenario archetypes. Ecology and Society 24(2): 27.. Jacob, H., Gilson, A., Lanctôt,, C., Besson, M., Metian, M., Lecchini, D., 2019. No effect of polystyrene microplastics on foraging activity and survival in a post-larvae coral-reef fish, Acanthurus triostegus. Bulletin of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, ...
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Superhydrophobic surfaces hold enormous promise as future self-cleaning or anti-fouling coatings. Their widespread use was, however, limited by contamination with oils and dissolved substances and insufficient mechanical stability. Superamphiphobic surfaces prevent contamination. They not only repel water but also non-polar liquids, surfactant and protein solutions. We recently developed a concept to fabricate transparent, robust superamphiphobic coatings, that is potentially upscalable for industrial mass production. The almost contact-free interface opens up new opportunities:. ...
Cyrille Boyer uses light to make new and complex polymers. Its the latest in a series of techniques that have enabled him to create materials which are being applied in areas as widespread as non-stick coatings, anti-fouling technology, precision drug delivery, medical diagnosis and imaging. His ideas are built on t
Many species of marine creatures are very well suited to their watery environment, with precisely arranged gas exchange organs, properly angled eyeball parts, and streamlined bodies with appropriate musculature for expert swimming. They also have a continuously sloughing slime layer that lubricates their underwater motion. Rahul Ganguli of Teledyne Scientific in California is experimenting with ways to provide a similar slime for ship hulls to glide through water more efficiently.. A slimy surface, which would require the right chemical mixture and an appropriate way to deliver it, could stop "fouling" organisms-such as algae, tubeworms, and barnacles-from continually attaching themselves to submerged ship parts and slowing them down. This kind of anti-fouling lubricant system "could cut their [the ships] fuel consumption by up to 20 per cent."1 It would also reduce costs by eliminating the need, every other year or so, to dry dock and scrape the hull clean.. Ganguli has already found promising ...
This paper presents the results of an investigation on the efficacy of a silica gel-water based advanced adsorption desalination (AD) cycle with internal heat recovery between the condenser and the evaporator. A mathematical model of the AD cycle was developed and the performance data were compared with the experimental results. The advanced AD cycle is able to produce the specific daily water production (SDWP) of 9.24 m3/tonne of silica gel per day at 70 °C hot water inlet temperature while the corresponding performance ratio (PR) is comparatively high at 0.77. It is found that the cycle can be operational at 50 °C hot water temperature with SDWP 4.3. The SDWP of the advanced cycle is almost twice that of the conventional AD cycle. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved ...
An overview of the current status of energy use for seawater desalination discussing factors influencing energy demand and new energy-saving technologies.
For California, 2013 was the driest calendar year ever recorded across virtually the entire state. | Californias Drought and Seawater Desalination Friday, August 1, 2014 on Go Green Radio | VoiceAmerica - The Leader in Internet Media
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Today, desalination plants are used to convert sea water to drinking water on ships and in many arid regions of the world, and to treat water in other areas that is .
Desalination, or removing the salt from ocean or sea water (saltwater), is not the answer to water shortages and in fact causes its own problems.
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Shortage of fresh water can be eased by desalination. The process takes place in extremely harsh conditions, and the life cycle costs form a challenge.
California regulators have approved a plan to convert salty ocean water into drinking water on the Monterey Peninsula, despite warnings that the project could double, or even quadruple, ratepayers water bills. The California Public Utilities Commission gave the go-ahead on Thursday to a proposal by investor-owned California American Water Company and several Monterey area water agencies for a desalination plant that will take about 10 million gallons of brackish water each day from 200-foot deep wells in the beach near the town of Marina, remove the salt using extremely fine screens and send it via pipelines to homes, offices and farms. Other opponents bemoan the large amounts of brine produced by the process, as well as the high energy consumption associated with pushing sea water through membranes at high pressure.
Interest in the use of membranes in water desalination applications has been increasingly developing due to their numerous advantages.
There are about 20 full-scale proposals for desalination plants in California, with several smaller facilities already in operation, but conservationists are up in arms. Reuters reports on some of the powerful interests pulling the strings of Californias water management.. In this article for the Guardian, Peter Bosshard, the policy director of the global environmental and human rights organization International Rivers, argues that Chinas rampant dam-building is causing more damage than it fixes. While it will help China cut its carbon emissions, it will destroy the countrys great rivers and biodiversity.. Meanwhile, The Los Angeles Times is weighing the pros and cons of Americas reviving corn-based ethanol industry. As oil prices are soaring worldwide, ethanol production is gaining a fresh momentum, but some scientists warn that it can cause as much environmental damage as burning oil.. Turkey is launching today a water infrastructure project that will transfer 75 million cubic meters of ...
L-valine and L-alanine fermentations. On the basis of the obtained results, it is possible to develop technologically accessible electrodialysis of amino acids as well as other biologically active substance desalting from cultured liquids. Desalination 228 (2008) 237-244 Desalting of neutral amino ... ...
31.07.2019 - A Q&A with scientist Jeff Urban, who explains forward osmosis and how Berkeley Lab is pushing the frontiers of this emerging technology. As global populations grow and water scarcity becomes an increasingly pressing issue, the number of desalination plants is growing.
Briand Jean-François, Gregori Gerald, Bouchez Agnes, Rehel Karine, Garnier Cedric, Urvois Felix, Barani Aude, Le Berre Brigitte, Le Poupon Christophe, Debroas Didier, Bressy Christine Sea Tech Week - 9th Marine Science Conference, Brest (France), octobre 2014 ...
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Polymeric and ceramic asymmetric membranes have dominated commercial membranes for water treatment. However, polymeric membranes are prone to becoming fouled, while ceramic membranes are mechanically fragile. Here, we report a novel concept to develop asymmetric membranes based on ultra-long ceramic/polymeri
Ionic rectifiers (or ionic diodes) work like electronic diodes, but allow ion flow to be controlled. We have developed novel ionic diode devices based on ionomer and polymer materials coated onto microholes to typically 5 micron to 40 micron diameter. When a potential is applied across the membrane an open (or
Hydropure is a company formed from over 20 years of manufacturing experience in the water treatment industry with the main focus on membrane desalination technologies. Our commitment is to provide the industry with the latest in components, systems and design consultation. High-quality products, together with good value is our fundamental business objective. The Hydropure team has vast experience in membrane separation applications and system components integration. We know and understand the reality and the specific requirements and demands of the progressive desalination industry in Australia.. ...
Following 30 years during which the membrane hasnt changed much, researchers have introduced a new method for making the membranes used to turn saltwater fresh.
line (OTPL). The optimized cleaning condition was CSDBS = 0.30 wt.%, TMP = 0.10 MPa, CFV = 3 m/s, T = 60 °C, and OTPL = 80 min. The dynamic and chemical interaction between chemical agents, foulants and the membrane was also studied in this research. The methods were successfully applied to th ... ...
A sandwich of a permeate fabric material within a folded sheet of semipermeable membrane is spirally wound together with a sheet of porous feed pathway material about a mandrel which, upon its removal
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Capetown looking parched. Day zero eminent. Can someone figureout efficient desalination already? Weve got an entire team of multifaceted dentists with extra time on their hands.
Chakraborty, A.,Thu, K.,Saha, B.B.,Ng, K.C. (2012-10-24). Adsorption-Desalination Cycle. Advances in Water Desalination : 377-451. [email protected] Repository. https://doi.org/10.1002/9781118347737.ch5 ...
Biofouling of heat exchange surfaces can reduce heat transfer rates of the cooling system; and biofouling of cooling towers can ... OTC and open recirculating systems are most susceptible to biofouling. Biofouling may be inhibited by temporary habitat ... Biofouling[edit]. Water is a favorable environment for many life forms. Flow characteristics of recirculating cooling water ... Chromates reduce biofouling in addition to effective corrosion inhibition, but residual toxicity in blowdown or OTC water has ...
Governments and industry spend more than US$5.7 billion annually to prevent and control marine biofouling.[10] Biofouling ... According to some estimates, over 1,700 species comprising over 4,000 organisms are responsible for biofouling.[7] Biofouling ... Since biofouling can occur almost anywhere water is present, biofouling poses risks to a wide variety of objects such as ... Biofouling or biological fouling is the accumulation of microorganisms, plants, algae, or animals on wetted surfaces. Such ...
"Newcastle University Biofouling Group". Newcastle University. Archived from the original on June 5, 2009. Retrieved January 15, ...
Microbe-mineral interactions contribute to biofouling and microbially induced corrosion. Microbially induced corrosion of ...
Biofouling. 30 (1): 51-68. doi:10.1080/08927014.2013.841891. ISSN 0892-7014. PMC 3919178 . PMID 24199998. "Is Copper Bottom ...
An eco-friendly alternative for controlling marine biofouling". Biofouling. 23 (3): 151-159. doi:10.1080/08927010701189484.. ... Researches are being made to develop an eco-friendly anti-biofouling paint from quebracho tannin.[14] ...
For example, paint/MWNT mixtures can reduce biofouling of ship hulls by discouraging attachment of algae and barnacles. They ...
Biofouling. 30 (3): 337-346. doi:10.1080/08927014.2013.873418. ISSN 0892-7014. Castro, V. A.; Thrasher, A. N.; Healy, M.; Ott, ...
von Byern J, Klepal W (2005). "Adhesive mechanisms in cephalopods: a review". Biofouling. 22 (5-6): 329-338. doi:10.1080/ ...
Biofouling. 29 (10): 1243-1252. doi:10.1080/08927014.2013.836184. Moyer, C. L.; Dobbs, F. C.; Karl, D. M. (1995). "Phylogenetic ...
2008). "Fouling on Shipping". Biofouling. Oxford: Blackwell. p. 227. ISBN 978-1-4051-6926-4. Farina, Vittorio; Krishnamurthy, ...
Biofouling. 27 (2): 185. doi:10.1080/08927014.2010.551535. PMID 21271409. "LG Sonic Tholen harbour" Environmental Health ...
von Byern J, Klepal W (2005). "Adhesive mechanisms in cephalopods: a review". Biofouling. 22 (5-6): 329-38. doi:10.1080/ ...
Biofouling. 16 (2-4): 191. doi:10.1080/08927010009378444. ...
... they have become a major biofouling problem in the areas invaded. The larvae of the golden mussel are small (around 100 ... Biofouling. 27 (6): 667-674. doi:10.1080/08927014.2011.594504. ISSN 0892-7014. PMID 21985294. Zhang, Chendi; Xu, Mengzhen; Wang ... Biofouling. 14 (3): 255-263. doi:10.1080/08927019909378417. ISSN 0892-7014. Morton, B. (1977). "The population dynamics of ... Mitigates Biofouling by the Invasive Asian Mussel Limnoperna fortunei in Industrial Installations". Environmental Science & ...
Biofouling. 28 (10): 1151-66. doi:10.1080/08927014.2012.738292. PMID 23113815. ONO, JUNKO; TAKAKI, RYOSABURO; FUKUMA, MICHIO ( ...
Biofouling 2009; 25:3 181-190 Hyun S.K., Lee W.-H., Jeong D.M., Kim Y., Choi J.S. Inhibitory effects of kurarinol, kuraridinol ...
... which typically includes prevention of biofouling, scaling, foaming and corrosion in thermal plants, and of biofouling, ... biofouling and scaling. In extreme cases destroying the RO membranes. To mitigate damage, various pretreatment stages are ...
Biofouling, 19, 239-248. Balsbaugh Jr., E. U., Kopp, D.D., Scholl, C. 1979. The wharf borer, Nacerda melanura L., (Coleoptera: ...
Biofouling Refitting of boats "careen". The Dictionary of English Nautical Language. Retrieved 2008-01-03. Peter Kemp, ed., The ... or removing biofouling organisms such as barnacles to increase the ship's speed. One exotic method was the ancient practice of ...
Biofouling 29 (1): 69-76. doi:10.1080/08927014.2012.746319[permanent dead link] Agarwal, Ashutosh; Ng, Wun Jern; Liu, Yu (2011 ...
Biofouling 27(7): 799-809. GlobalCoral.org: website of Dr. Thomas Goreau and the Global Coral Reef Alliance GCRA biorock ...
"Marine biofouling on fish farms and its remediation". Advances in marine biology. 47: 215-52. doi:10.1016/S0065-2881(04)47003-5 ... the antimicrobial/algaecidal properties of copper alloys prevent biofouling, which can briefly be described as the undesirable ...
A. amphitrite is part of the biofouling community. The larvae settle out on and colonise the hulls of ships, harbour structures ...
"Biofouling prevention by induction heating" United States Patent-Class 427/591; 219/670.. ... His research includes original work on biofouling prevention. Among his publications/patents: Circadian Neuroendocrine ... " "Biofouling prevention by induction heating" Jerry Kirshenbaum (September 4, 1978). Uncle Sam's Girls Play It Again. SI Vault ...
Larval culture of sessile marine organisms: Larval culture techniques were established for the mussel Mytilus edulis galloprovincialis, two barnacles Balanus amphitrite and Megabalanus rosa, the hydroid Tubularia mesembryanthemum, and the bryozoan Bugula neritina.. Imaging analysis of larval behaviors during settlement: A calcium imaging system was developed to track the calcium concentrations within the larval body.. Chemical cue to settlement in barnacles: A large (,200 kDa) settlement-inducing protein complex (SIPC) was isolated from adult barnacles comprising sugar chains. It has also been clarified that SIPC is synthesized during larval development, and is probably involved in both adult-larva and inter-larval interactions.. Signal-transduction systems and cementing in barnacle larvae: Following the reception of chemical cue(s), larvae experience an internal signal for attachment, which is believed to pass through the nervous system to release cementing substances, which solidify once ...
Governments and industry spend more than US$5.7 billion annually to prevent and control marine biofouling.[10] Biofouling ... According to some estimates, over 1700 species comprising over 4000 organisms are responsible for biofouling.[7] Biofouling is ... Since biofouling can occur almost anywhere water is present, biofouling poses risks to a wide variety of objects such as ... Biofouling or biological fouling is the accumulation of microorganisms, plants, algae, or animals on wetted surfaces. Such ...
VitroStealth is a non-biofouling (NBF) coating technology. The coating is scratch resistant and reduces unwanted protein ...
To deal with ship biofouling, the Office of Naval Research is sponsoring work to create materials that can help barnacle- ... ONR-Fights-Barnacles-And-Biofouling.. aspx More in Chemistry & Physics. * Asteroid time capsules may help explain how life ... "Biofouling is a major concern for the Navy, leading to hundreds of millions of dollars a year in fuel and maintenance costs," ... In addition to biofouling defense, Zhao believes the hybrid material also might be used as a smart bandage outfitted with ...
Recent advances in mitigating membrane biofouling using carbon-based materials.. Wu Y1, Xia Y2, Jing X1, Cai P1, Igalavithana ... Biofouling is the Achilles Heel of membrane processes. The accumulation of organic foulants and growth of microorganisms on the ... Advancements in novel carbon-based materials (CBMs) present significant opportunities in mitigating biofouling of membrane ...
... has been shown to be effective in resisting biofouling (the buildup of biological material on wet surfaces) and, when use ... Laser-induced graphene (LIG) has been shown to be effective in resisting biofouling (the buildup of biological material on wet ... "The combination of passive biofouling inhibition and active voltage-induced microbial removal will likely make this a highly ... Laser-Induced Graphene Inhibits Biofouling, Kills Bacteria. BioPhotonics. Sep 2017 ...
Biofouling in cooling basin. Al Futtaim Cooling district plant incorporated the LG Sonic technology into their chemical ... The Challenge: Prevent Biofouling and Reduce Chemical Dosage. Reduce chemical dosage for water treatment and at the same time ... Membrane biofouling mitigation through applying electric potential in the CF016 cell. Jul. 7, 2017. Membrane filtration is an ... The Solution: Control Biofouling with the LG Sonic Industrial Line. Al Futtaim Cooling district plant incorporated the LG Sonic ...
"Biofouling" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicines controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject ... Tesler AB, Kim P, Kolle S, Howell C, Ahanotu O, Aizenberg J. Extremely durable biofouling-resistant metallic surfaces based on ... This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Biofouling" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, ... A bioinspired omniphobic surface coating on medical devices prevents thrombosis and biofouling. Nat Biotechnol. 2014 Nov; 32(11 ...
However, biofouling issues exert limitations on the application of microsieves in filtration and diagnostics. Surface ... Covalent functionalization of silicon nitride surfaces for anti-biofouling and bioselective capture. ... functionalization was found to be a feasible way to minimize biofouling, but also to achieve biorecognition in microbiological ...
Picture the pillars of a dock near the ocean covered in zebra mussels: thats similar to biofouling. The same thing happens to ... Essentially, our method is a probiotic-approach to combat biofouling.". Researcher Thomas Wood weighed in with details about ... Researchers from Penn State University decided to target the problem of biofouling, the buildup of microorganisms on wet ... Biofouling with bacteria clogs up the membrane, reducing flow and raising energy consumption. ...
p,The IMO shifts its attention to biofouling with the recent launch of the GloFouling Partnerships project. Meanwhile, both the ... Biofouling vs. untreated ballast. Biofouling is described as the "undesirable accumulation of microorganisms, plants, algae and ... For advice on biofouling management, reference is made to the National Biofouling Management Guidelines. ... Finding the right way to handle biofouling can present some challenges as the biofouling risk and management options will be ...
Effect of water temperature on biofouling development in reverse osmosis membrane systems. ...
Anti-biofouling coatings for optical fiber sensors Author(s): Anna Grazia Mignani; P. Bizzarri; M. Driver; R. Palmer; K. ... The anti-biofouling coating, a proprietary invention of Biocompatibles Ltd., was a cross-linkable Phosphorylcholine (PC) ... This paper present the results of anti-biofouling tests on coated fiber optic probes for reflectance spectroscopy in blood- ...
... coatings that display excellent self-healing and anti-biofouling properties. Upon mechanical damage (scratching), the coatings ... Water-repairable zwitterionic polymer coatings for anti-biofouling surfaces Z. Wang, E. van Andel, S. P. Pujari, H. Feng, J. A ... Both the mechanical properties and the anti-biofouling characteristics are repaired after healing. ... coatings that display excellent self-healing and anti-biofouling properties. Upon mechanical damage (scratching), the coatings ...
Biofouling assessment methods based upon changes in heat transfer resistance, differential pressure, or optical attenuation ... This chapter describes the evolving models for biofilm development and highlights the role of biofouling in microbially related ... Manganese biofouling and the corrosion behavior of stainless steel. Biofouling 10:79-93.. ... Characklis, W. G., 1990.Microbial biofouling control,p.585-633. In W. G. Characklis, and K. C. Marshall (ed.), Biofilms. J. ...
This project was focussed on issues related to tne adhesion device used by marine and freshwater biofouling Caulobacter ... Abstract : This project was focussed on issues related to tne adhesion device used by marine and freshwater biofouling ... Title : Chemical, Structural and Genetic Analysis of the Adhesive Holdfast of Biofouling Caulobacters. ...
... nanoparticles on Escherichia coli K12 respiratory activity in aqueous suspension and potential use for membrane biofouling ... nanoparticles on Escherichia coli K12 respiratory activity in aqueous suspension and potential use for membrane biofouling ...
Industrial Biofouling discusses the challenges and to a lesser extent, the benefits of biofilms on industrial processing ... 4. Biofouling control 5. Biofouling monitoring 6. Industrial review 7. Conclusions. * Handbook of Material Biodegradation, ... Industrial Biofouling. Author: T. Reg Bott, School of Chemical Engineering, the University of Birmingham, Edgbaston, UK ISBN ... Industrial Biofouling discusses the the challenges--and to a lesser extent, the benefits--of biofilms on industrial processing ...
Effect of dead cells on biofouling in the reverse osmosis process Myung Seop Shin; Myung Seop Shin ... Myung Seop Shin, Lan Hee Kim, Sung-Jo Kim, Chang-Min Kim, Kyu-Jung Chae, In S. Kim; Effect of dead cells on biofouling in the ... Myung Seop Shin, Lan Hee Kim, Sung-Jo Kim, Chang-Min Kim, Kyu-Jung Chae, In S. Kim; Effect of dead cells on biofouling in the ... Biofouling tests were divided into two parts: live cells and dead cells (autoclaved cells). The feed water was periodically ...
... biofilm formation rate and destructive membrane studies are not suitable for biofouling mon ... Chemical dosing to the membrane fouling simulator feed water showed that a biofouling inhibitor was not inhibiting biofouling, ... Monitoring and control of biofouling in nanofiltration and reverse osmosis membranes J. S. Vrouwenvelder; J. S. Vrouwenvelder ... Biofouling, membrane fouling simulator, monitor, feed spacer channel, pressure drop, NF, RO ...
Biofouling leads to diverse detrimental effects in water treatment and distribution systems. D-Tyrosine can be produced by a ... Effect of D-Tyrosine on Bacterial Biofilms: Mechanisms and Potential Applications in Membrane Biofouling Control. ... D-amino acids; Biofilm inhibition; D-tyrosine; Membrane; Biofouling; More... Gene expression Less... ... D-tyrosine was gradually released from the membrane in ultrapure water for 5 days and the membrane retained its anti-biofouling ...
Biofouling from oysters can result in higher fuel costs to overcome the increased drag on ship hulls, and can back-up pipes in ... A biofouling-resistant paint could prevent aquatic creatures such as zebra mussels from attaching to gear. Photo: United States ... Mount has applied for a grant to test a marine paint that utilizes the cellular-based biofouling process. He said such a paint ... Research to Application: Oyster shell research leads to patent to deter biofouling. Laura Wilson / Wednesday, March 1, 2017. / ...
An ecology-based analysis of irreversible biofouling in membrane bioreactors K. Zhang K. Zhang ... K. Zhang, H. Choi, M. Wu, G.A. Sorial, D. Dionysiou, D.B. Oerther; An ecology-based analysis of irreversible biofouling in ... K. Zhang, H. Choi, M. Wu, G.A. Sorial, D. Dionysiou, D.B. Oerther; An ecology-based analysis of irreversible biofouling in ... To provide the first step towards a microbial ecology-based understanding of irreversible membrane biofouling, four laboratory- ...
... and Biofouling (9781578080137): NHBS - Edited By: Milton Fingerman, Rachakonda Nagabhushanam and Mary-Frances Thompson, Science ... The influence of marine microbes on biofouling; factors influencing the settlement of macrofoulers; induction of larval ... role of secondary metabolites from algae and seagrasses in biofouling control fouling and natural products as antifoulants; ... the status and future of biocides in marine biofouling prevention; possible pesticides targets - neuromuscular and reproductive ...
  • Since biofouling can occur almost anywhere water is present, biofouling poses risks to a wide variety of objects such as medical devices and membranes, as well as to entire industries, such as paper manufacturing, food processing, underwater construction, and desalination plants. (wikipedia.org)
  • The results of ARDRA showed a significant difference between the planktonic and sessile bacterial communities suggesting that irreversible biofouling of microfiltration membranes may be more highly correlated to specific bacterial populations rather than the total, bulk concentration of biomass. (iwaponline.com)
  • It was shown that energy dissipation through energy uncoupling resulted in reduced microbial attachment on various solid surfaces, and subsequently mitigated membrane biofouling on both hydrophobic polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) and hydrophilic nylon membranes. (ntu.edu.sg)
  • Control of biofouling on seawater reverse osmosis (SWRO) membranes is a major challenge as treatments can be expensive, damage the membrane material and often biocides do not remove the polymers in which bacteria are embedded. (edu.au)
  • In 2006 a 50 kW plant was located at a coastal test site in Harlingen, the Netherlands, the focus being on prevention of biofouling of the anode, cathode, and membranes and increasing the membrane performance. (wikipedia.org)
  • Antifouling is the ability of specifically designed materials and coatings to remove or prevent biofouling by any number of organisms on wetted surfaces. (wikipedia.org)
  • The variety among biofouling organisms is highly diverse, and extends far beyond attachment of barnacles and seaweeds. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to some estimates, over 1700 species comprising over 4000 organisms are responsible for biofouling. (wikipedia.org)
  • Biofouling is divided into microfouling - biofilm formation and bacterial adhesion - and macrofouling - attachment of larger organisms. (wikipedia.org)
  • biofouling by the two most prevalent organisms was shown to be controlled by the beneficial strain. (wateronline.com)
  • Low cost antifouling strategies are typically based on biocides which exhibit a negative environmental impact, affecting surrounding organisms related and not related to biofouling. (biomedcentral.com)
  • The workshop, entitled "Towards European Best Practice in Aquaculture Biofouling" looked to create a discussion forum by addressing each of the two main areas of CRAB (fouling on infrastructure and fouling on cultured organisms), with a short presentation from an RTD partner and an SME partner. (hozir.org)
  • Maintenance might include repairing damage caused by dry rot or cannon shot, tarring the exterior to reduce leakage, or removing biofouling organisms such as barnacles to increase the ship's speed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Alien biofouling organisms may also be released during this process. (wikipedia.org)
  • They are important biofouling organisms, forming heavy crusts on any suitable surface. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another purpose with the project is to determine the WEC's environmental impact focusing on marine organisms, ranging from small bottom dwelling organism living in the seabed, from organism involving in biofouling to vertebrates. (wikipedia.org)
  • Bottom paint improves ship performance and durability as it reduces the rate of biofouling (the growth of organisms on the ship's hull). (wikipedia.org)
  • The inspiration for Sharklet's texture was made by analyzing the texture of shark skin, which does not attract barnacles or other biofouling, unlike ship hulls and other smooth surfaces. (wikipedia.org)
  • Water quality parameters such as ATP, total direct cell counts, AOC, biofilm formation rate and destructive membrane studies are not suitable for biofouling monitoring and prediction. (iwaponline.com)
  • According to the International Maritime Organization ( IMO ), several studies have determined that vessel biofouling has been a comparable, if not more significant, factor than untreated ballast water for introduction of IAS. (gard.no)
  • It may have arrived in ballast water or as eggs on biofouling animals such as oysters on ship hulls. (wikipedia.org)
  • The anti-biofouling coating, a proprietary invention of Biocompatibles Ltd., was a cross-linkable Phosphorylcholine (PC) polymer with Silane functionality, to improve adhesion to silica-containing substrates. (spie.org)
  • Additionally, protein adhesion experiments and anti-algae adhesion performance testing experiments were used to investigate and evaluate the anti-biofouling properties of the surface microstructure of biomimetic shark skin. (biologists.org)
  • Biofouling can occur in oil pipelines carrying oils with entrained water, especially those carrying used oils, cutting oils , oils rendered water-soluble through emulsification , and hydraulic oils . (wikipedia.org)
  • The combination of passive biofouling inhibition and active voltage-induced microbial removal will likely make this a highly sought-after material for inhibiting the growth of troublesome natural fouling that plagues many industries," said Tour. (photonics.com)
  • Biofouling is described as the " undesirable accumulation of microorganisms, plants, algae and animals on submerged structures (especially ships' hulls)" . (gard.no)
  • It addresses the operating problems caused by establishment and growth of microorganisms, thereby enabling effective equipment design and operation that minimizes biofouling. (chemtec.org)
  • Picture the pillars of a dock near the ocean covered in zebra mussels: that's similar to biofouling. (wateronline.com)
  • A biofouling-resistant paint could prevent aquatic creatures such as zebra mussels from attaching to gear. (noaa.gov)
  • These tin compounds are starting materials for a wide range of organotin compounds used as stabilizers for PVC, biocides, fungicides, and anti-biofouling agents. (wikipedia.org)
  • Biofouling from oysters can result in higher fuel costs to overcome the increased drag on ship hulls, and can back-up pipes in an aquaculture facility which can lead to higher maintenance and repair costs. (noaa.gov)
  • We developed a strategy to prepare new types of zwitterionic polymer network (ZPN) coatings that display excellent self-healing and anti-biofouling properties. (rsc.org)
  • Biofouling occurs everywhere but is most significant economically to the shipping industries , since fouling on a ship's hull significantly increases drag , reducing the overall hydrodynamic performance of the vessel, and increases the fuel consumption. (wikipedia.org)
  • But when clustered in thick clumps on a vessel's hull--a natural occurrence called biofouling--these sticky crustaceans can slow the ship and increase its fuel consumption by 40 percent. (eurekalert.org)
  • Her iron hull was covered by a 3-inch (76 mm) layer of oak that was sheathed with zinc from the waterline down to prevent biofouling. (wikipedia.org)
  • http://www.imo.org/en/OurWork/Environment/Biofouling/Pages/default.aspx is the International Maritime Organization information about biofouling which includes a comprehensive list of invasive species in the fouling community. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Australian tubeworm is an invasive species that dominates and alters habitats, reduces water quality, depletes resources, and causes biofouling. (wikipedia.org)
  • Because mussels attach to hard substrata, including the components of industrial, water-treatment and power plants, they have become a major biofouling problem in the areas invaded. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, it is recommended that the concentration of chlorine used for chlorination be above the tolerance level of Perna viridis, the tougher of the two biofouling mussels. (wikipedia.org)
  • Surface functionalization was found to be a feasible way to minimize biofouling, but also to achieve biorecognition in microbiological applications. (wur.nl)
  • Bioburden is also associated with biofouling, where microbes collect on the surface of a device or inside of fan cooled equipment. (wikipedia.org)
  • Biofouling assessment methods based upon changes in heat transfer resistance, differential pressure, or optical attenuation have been developed for other industries, usually for sidestream systems, but these have not yet been applied to oil industry systems due to their complexity and cost. (asmscience.org)
  • Biofouling leads to diverse detrimental effects in water treatment and distribution systems. (rice.edu)
  • Biofouling of Membrane Systems is divided into three sections including modelling and numerical analysis, non-destructive characterization and feed spacer geometry optimization. (iwaponline.com)
  • It should be realized that the main drawback hindering the wide application and further improvement of membrane systems is membrane biofouling due to microbial attachment onto membrane surface, which leads to increased operation cost due to frequent cleaning and replacement of the clogged membrane. (ntu.edu.sg)
  • A variety of antifouling methods have historically been implemented to combat biofouling. (wikipedia.org)
  • Engineering the antifouling agents and the ablation rate can produce long-lived protection from the deleterious effects of biofouling. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, fouling, specifically biofouling, is still an inevitable and crucial issue for long-term application of FO processes. (usda.gov)
  • These voluntary guidelines are intended to provide a globally consistent approach to the management of biofouling and recommend vessels carry a Biofouling Management Plan onboard that outlines practices to manage a vessel's biofouling. (gard.no)
  • The recent launch of the GloFouling Partnerships project marks an important step towards reducing vessels' transfer of IAS and demonstrates the IMO's commitment to address biofouling in a proactive and global manner. (gard.no)
  • Those that have already implemented either mandatory or voluntary measures are also likely to examine vessels' biofouling management procedures and records more carefully than they have in the past. (gard.no)
  • A lower biofouling level after three weeks' filtration of the actual micro-polluted source water further demonstrated that embedding the hydrophilic and antibacterial GO/CNC nanocomposite into the polymer matrix is an effective strategy to improve membrane anti-biofouling ability. (iwaponline.com)
  • Learn how Kuriverter IK-110 successfully improves biofouling and decreases operation costs in a SWRO plant. (environmental-expert.com)
  • BackgroundA SWRO plant with 800m3/h capacity affected with biofouling searched for an electricity and operation cost reduction solution.3. (environmental-expert.com)
  • As a result, it was determined that initial flux decline by biofouling can be reduced if feedwater is disinfected before the reverse osmosis process. (iwaponline.com)