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Investigation of Molybdenum Disulfide and Tungsten Disulfide as Additives to Coatings for Foul Release Systems

Project ID: 1417
Principal Investigator: David Tordonato
Research Topic: Repair and Maintenance
Priority Area Assignments: 2011 (Zebra and Quagga Mussels)
Funded Fiscal Years: 2011
Keywords: None

Project Abstract

Molybdenum disulfide,tungsten disulfide, and graphite are the leading solid film lubricants on the market today. One of the conceptual ideas was to determine the feasibility of using one or more of these materials as a coating material or additive in a coating system to enhance foul release performance. Molybdenum disulfide and graphite may offer some potential for foul-release applications. Plans for next fiscal year will include field testing of commercially available products.

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Bureau of Reclamation Review

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Investigation of Molybdenum Disulfide and Tungsten Disulfide as Additives to Coatings for Foul Release Systems (final, PDF, 391KB)
By Mr. Brian Baumgarten and Dr. Allen Skaja
Report completed on October 01, 2011

Molybdenum disulfide,tungsten disulfide, and graphite are the leading solid film lubricants on the market today. One of the conceptual ideas was to determine the feasibility of using one or more of these materials as a coating material or additive in a coating system to enhance foul release performance. Molybdenum disulfide and graphite may offer some potential for foul-release applications. Plans for next fiscal year will include field testing of commercially available products.
Keywords: molybdenum disulfide, tungsten disulfide, graphite, disulfide, foul release coatings, zebra mussel, quagga mussel

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