14 December 2016 Biofouling development on plasma treated samples versus layers coated samples
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Proceedings Volume 10010, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII; 100103C (2016) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2243145
Event: Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies 2016, 2016, Constanta, Romania
Abstract
Biofouling is the most important cause of naval corrosion. In order to reduce the Biofouling development on naval materials as steel or resin, different new methods have been tested. These methods could help to follow the new IMO environment reglementations and they could replace few classic operations before the painting of the small ships. The replacement of these operations means a reduction in maintenance costs. Their action must influence especially the first two steps of the Biofouling development, called Microfouling, that demand about 24 hours. This work presents the comparative results of the Biofouling development on two different classic naval materials, steel and resin, for three treated samples, immersed in sea water. Non-thermal plasma, produced by GlidArc technology, is applied to the first sample, called GD. The plasma treatment was set to 10 minutes. The last two samples, called AE9 and AE10 are covered by hydrophobic layers, prepared from a special organic-inorganic sol synthesized by sol-gel method. Theoretically, because of the hydrophobic properties, the Biofouling formation must be delayed for AE9 and AE10. The Biofouling development on each treated sample was compared with a witness non-treated sample. The microbiological analyses have been done for 24 hours by epifluorescence microscopy, available for one single layer.
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B. Hnatiuc, B. Hnatiuc, P. Exnar, P. Exnar, A. Sabau, A. Sabau, P. Spatenka, P. Spatenka, C. L. Dumitrache, C. L. Dumitrache, M. Hnatiuc, M. Hnatiuc, S. Ghita, S. Ghita, } "Biofouling development on plasma treated samples versus layers coated samples", Proc. SPIE 10010, Advanced Topics in Optoelectronics, Microelectronics, and Nanotechnologies VIII, 100103C (14 December 2016); doi: 10.1117/12.2243145; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.2243145
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