Biofouling control solutions that can improve energy consumption in vessels
Conference poster, 2017

All vessels operating in water will experience marine growth on the hull. These marine growth can be classified into macro biofouling (barnacles, seaweed, etc) and micro biofouling (slime or biofilm) . Biofouling will increase the weight and surface roughness of the hull, increasing ship resistance (Haslbeck and Bohlander 1992) and thereby increasing fuel consumption (Schultz, Bendick et al. 2011).

antifouling

biofouling

Author

Irma Yeginbayeva

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Lena Granhag

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Valery Chernoray

Chalmers, Applied Mechanics, Fluid Dynamics

Shipping and the Environment -from regional to global perspective
Gothenburg, ,

Subject Categories

Tribology

Other Chemical Engineering

Marine Engineering

Areas of Advance

Transport

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