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Using low current to fight biofouling on ship hulls

By Damir Beciri
7 December 2012

fraunhofer-iwm-keeping-ship-hulls-biofouling-freeIf a ship is anchored for longer periods of time, local algae, shells and barnacles colonize its hull and cause biofouling. Biofouling causes large economic losses since its growth on water vehicle hulls causes corrosion as well as higher fuel consumption. While some research groups develop surfaces which deny the initial formation, a group of… »