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Research and Development of Durable Foul Release Coatings

Project ID: 8305
Principal Investigator: Allen Skaja
Research Topic: Invasive Species
Priority Area Assignments: 2012 (Zebra and Quagga Mussels), 2013 (Zebra and Quagga Mussels)
Funded Fiscal Years: 2012 and 2013
Keywords: foul release coating, low surface energy, high strength, low modulus

Research Question

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Research Products

Bureau of Reclamation Review

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Durable Foul Release Coatings (final, PDF, 1.3MB)
By Allen Skaja
Report completed on May 09, 2014

In 2012 a research and development project to increase the durability of foul release coatings was initiated. Unfortunately, most of the formulations allowed mussel attachment. Eventually we did find a few formulations that prevented mussel attachment, but did not have an advantage over the existing technology.
Keywords: foul release coatings, zebra and quagga mussels, formulations

This information was last updated on September 20, 2014
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