After the TBT era: Alternative anti-fouling paints and their ecological risks

  title={After the TBT era: Alternative anti-fouling paints and their ecological risks},
  author={Stefan Nehring},
  journal={Senckenbergiana maritima},
Due to the strong ecotoxicity of the biocide tributyltin (TBT), which is in use in anti-fouling paints on ships and the negative ecological effects observed worldwide, it is planned to impose a global prohibition on the application of TBT on ships in 2003. Although substitutes are already on the market, research-efforts for novel anti-fouling technologies are intensified. However, an essential requirement of any TBT-free anti-fouling product must be the environmental compatibility in order to… CONTINUE READING

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