Special Issue "Green Antifouling"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 December 2008)
Prof. Dr. Claire Hellio
President of ESMB; Head of a bioprospection corefacility (Biodimar) at the University of Brest; Course leader for a master in Biotechnology at the University of Brest, Brest, France
Fax: +44 239 284 2070
Interests: new non-toxic antifouling solutions; new biocides; marine natural products; ethnobotany; marine biochemistry
Fouling refers to the accumulation and deposition of living organisms (biofouling) and certain non-living material on hard surfaces, most often in an aquatic environment. The International Convention on the Control of Harmful Anti-fouling Systems on Ships will prohibit the use of harmful organotins in anti-fouling paints used on ships and will establish a mechanism to prevent the potential future use of other harmful substances in anti-fouling systems. We would like to run this special issue to promote the research and development of new anti-fouling agents and methods.
Some Leading Papers and Reviews
- Chambers, L.D.; Stokes, K.R.; Walsh, F.C.; Wood, R.J.K. Modern approaches to marine antifouling coatings. Surf. Coat. Technol. 2006, 201, 3642-3652.
- Dobretsov, S.; Dahms, H.U.; Qian, P.Y. Inhibition of biofouling by marine microorganisms and their metabolites. Biofouling 2006, 22, 43-54.
- Clare, A.S. Towards nontoxic antifouling. J. Marine Biotech. 1998, 6, 3-6.
- Yebra, D.M.; Kiil, S.; Dam-Johansen, K. Antifouling technology - past, present and future steps towards efficient and environmentally friendly antifouling coatings. Prog. Org. Coat. 2004, 50, 75-104.
- antifouling agents (antiscaling agents)
- marine antifouling
- natural products and the extracts