Effect of galvanically induced surface potentials on marine fouling

Kerr, A., Hodgkiess, T., Cowling, M.J., Smith, M.J. and Beveridge, C.M. (1999) Effect of galvanically induced surface potentials on marine fouling. Letters in Applied Microbiology, 29(1), pp. 56-60. (doi:10.1046/j.1365-2672.1999.00576.x)

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Abstract

This paper reports the effect of a galvanically produced negative surface potential on the accumulation of marine biofouling. The potential was created by connecting pieces of copper or stainless steel to a layer of Indium/Tin Oxide semiconductor deposited on glass. It was shown that the negative potential significantly reduced the accumulation of biofouling. As the conductive layer is transparent, the technique was used to protect the windows of commercial optical instruments. This technology could provide an inexpensive way of extending deployment times for marine instruments.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Smith, Dr Margaret and Hodgkiess, Dr Trevor
Authors: Kerr, A., Hodgkiess, T., Cowling, M.J., Smith, M.J., and Beveridge, C.M.
College/School:College of Arts > School of Culture and Creative Arts > History of Art
College of Science and Engineering > School of Engineering
Journal Name:Letters in Applied Microbiology
ISSN:0266-8254
ISSN (Online):1472-765X

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