Incorporating zosteric acid into silicone coatings to achieve its slow release while reducing fresh water bacterial attachment.

@article{Barrios2005IncorporatingZA,
  title={Incorporating zosteric acid into silicone coatings to achieve its slow release while reducing fresh water bacterial attachment.},
  author={Carlos A Barrios and Qingwei Xu and Teresa J. Cutright and Bi-min Zhang Newby},
  journal={Colloids and surfaces. B, Biointerfaces},
  year={2005},
  volume={41 2-3},
  pages={83-93}
}
Biofouling has posed serious problems in maritime industry including increased fuel consumptions, economic loss from ship-hull maintenances, contamination of drinking water, and serious corrosion for mechanical instruments. Minimizing the attachment of bacteria and formation of biofilm could be advantageous in reducing the early stages of biofouling. Zosteric acid, a natural product present in eelgrass, was found to have ability for preventing the attachment of some bacteria and barnacles. In… CONTINUE READING