A New Approach To Reducing Biofouling
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Laura Crociani is a researcher at the ICMATE, CNR, Padova.


A New Approach To Reducing Biofouling

Biofouling has frequently been reported for any kind of material, from stone to metallic surfaces, on which many living organisms can grow to form biofilms because of exposition to the weather . To overcome biofouling, the application of biocides in various forms (spray, compresses soaking, brushing, etc.) or the addition of antifouling agents to coating formulations were used to protect substrates against biological colonization. In order to avoid excessive amounts of biocide which may pollute the environment...

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