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Biofouling / edited by Simone Dürr, Jeremy C. Thomason

Contributor(s): Dürr, Simone | Thomason, Jeremy C.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBook; Format: print Publisher: West Sussex : Wiley-Blackwell, 2010Description: XIX, 429 p. : il. ; 26 cm.ISBN: 978-1-4051-6926-4.Subject(s): Incrustación biológica
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Biofouling (the unwanted colonisation of a substrate in aquatic environments by a diverse array of organisms) is almost always a problem where it occurs, as it negatively affects structures, surfaces and materials and can even destroy them.This comprehensive book covers in detail in its first section the processes involved in marine and freshwater biofouling including coverage of fouling by larvae and spores, fouling community processes, epibiosis and microbial fouling. The book's second section, encompassing biofouling processes with industrial implications, includes coverage of fouling on artificial strata, principles of antifouling, fouling and antifouling in maritime industries and in aquaculture, in power stations, desalination plants, drinking water supply systems and sensors. Further coverage includes details of current legislation of relevance to biofouling issues and methods for the measurement of biofouling. The book's final section looks at future prospects for biofouling, including in depth coverage of the changes anticpated in biofouling worldwide due to global climate change, and likely future directions in antifouling research, technology and legislation.Biofouling, which includes contributions from many international experts is an essential reference for all those working in the antifouling industry including those involved in formulation of antifouling products such as paints and other coatings. Aquatic biologists, ecologists, environmental scientists, marine engineers and chemists will all find much of interest within this book. All universities and research establishments where these subjects are studied and taught should have copies of this important work on their shelves.

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