fouling organism

fouling organism

[′fau̇l·iŋ ‚ȯr·gə‚niz·əm]
(ecology)
Any aquatic organism with a sessile adult stage that attaches to and fouls underwater structures of ships.
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A small-cupped oyster, the exact species unknown, has become the main sessile fouling organism in both the northern and southern farming regions.
5 billion dolars per year due to reduction in navigation efficiency of commercial ships caused by the increased friction by the irregular shape of the fouling organism (Holmes, 1970; Houghton, 1978; da Gama et al.
In this work, a fouling organism, blue green algae mainly Ulva Lactuca, is being studied to determine if they contain anticorrosive natural compounds.
The dry mass of fouling organism per algal surface area was then calculated for each individual alga.
However, service intervals pre-fouling were limited and the spent resin matrix after the copper oxide was used up proved to be an ideal substrate for all forms of fouling organism.
In conclusion, this study has taken some important steps toward developing useful monitoring tools for recruitment of Mytilus edulis and its common fouling organism Ciona intestinalis.
One option they are investigating is structuring the paint in such a way that the fouling organism cannot gain a firm grip on the surface.
This species is well known as a fouling organism on a variety of substrata, however, (Nair et al.
The aim of BioFREE is to increase energy efficiency and device reliability within the industry by identifying, assessing and managing fouling organisms located in varying habitats with contrasting organisms and seasons.
This water-like layer misguides the fouling organisms into believing that the hull is a liquid and solid surface and this minimizes protein and bacterial adhesion to the hull.
CleanAHull[TM] advanced ultrasonic technology turns the boat hull into an ultrasonic resonating surface, creating micro-bubbles that disrupt the micro fouling organisms (algae, marine bacteria, and diatoms) on the hull.