Improved risk assessment of antifouling paints
Research Project , 2019 – 2020

The project is a collaboration between researchers at Chalmers and Stockholm University. The overall aim of the project is to reduce the emission of copper from antifouling paints and to improve the environmental status in the Baltic regarding copper.


The objective of the project is to:

1. Improve an analytical method, based on X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF), to determine release rates of copper from antifouling paints and develop a manual for this method.
2. In different scenarios analyze how the load of copper from antifouling paints to the Baltic Sea can be reduced.
3. Propose measures to the Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management (SwAM) and Helcom on how to reduce the load of copper from antifouling paints.

Participants

Erik Ytreberg (contact)

Senior forskare vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Maria Lagerström

Doktor vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Emma Rova

vid Chalmers, Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Maritime Studies, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Collaborations

Stockholm University

Stockholm, Sweden

Funding

The Swedish Agency for Marine and Water Management

Funding Chalmers participation during 2019–2020

Related Areas of Advance and Infrastructure

Sustainable development

Driving Forces

Transport

Areas of Advance

More information

Latest update

2019-11-08