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dc.contributor.authorSwain, Geoffrey W.
dc.contributor.authorShinjo, Nagahiko
dc.date.accessioned2015-01-21T20:14:28Z
dc.date.available2015-01-21T20:14:28Z
dc.date.issued2014-12-02
dc.identifier.citationSwain, G., & Shinjo, N. (2014). Comparing biofouling control treatments for use on aquaculture nets. International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 15(12), 22142-22154.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11141/459
dc.description.abstractTest panels comprised of uncoated, copper coated and silicone coated 7/8" (22 mm) mesh knitted nylon net were evaluated to compare their properties and the effectiveness to prevent biofouling. This paper describes test procedures that were developed to quantify the performance in terms of antifouling, cleanability, drag and cost. The copper treatment was the most effective at controlling fouling, however, the silicone treated nets were the easiest to clean. The drag forces on the net were a function of twine diameter, twine roughness and fouling. After immersion, the uncoated nets had the most drag followed by the silicone and copper treatments. The cost of applying silicone to nets is high; however, improved formulations may provide a non-toxic alternative to control fouling.en_US
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dc.rightsThis is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.en_US
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/en_US
dc.titleComparing biofouling control treatments for use on aquaculture netsen_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.identifier.doi10.3390/ijms151222142


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