Special Issue "New Non (Limited)-Toxic Antifouling Solutions"


A special issue of International Journal of Molecular Sciences (ISSN 1422-0067). This special issue belongs to the section "Green Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (25 April 2014)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Daniel Rittschof
Duke Marine Lab, 135 Duke Marine Lab Road, Beaufort, NC 28516, USA
Website: http://fds.duke.edu/db/Nicholas/msc/faculty/ritt
E-Mail: ritt@duke.edu
Interests: environmentally benign fouling management; biological glues; peptide phermones and signals; chemcial ecology; toxicolog; environment androgens and estrogens; plastic leachates and terratogenicity; conservation coupling between whooping cranes and blue crab prey; blue crab ecology

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

As we modify and limit natural ecosystems, the nature that remains is more vulnerable to perturbation. Inexorably our world is in transition from settlements in a wilderness to civilizations in an agricultural, aquacultural and global transport landscape. In this new global structure, environmental stewardship is increasingly important if we are to continue our fragile ability to maintain and support human populations. A major interface between man and his environments is management of undesirable biological activities that impact energy use, generation and delivery of sustenance and services essential to survival. Environmetnally benign biofouling management is of critical importance as we approach global carrying capacity for human populations. Our future depends upon environmentally appropriate management of fouling. This volume will address state-of-the-art research and the next generation of environmentally appropriate management.

Professor Daniel Rittschof
Guest Editor


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  • low toxicity fouling management
  • aquaculture fouling management
  • ballast water management
  • hull fouling management
  • net fouling
  • membrane fouling

Published Papers (4 papers)

by , , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2013, 14(11), 21757-21780; doi:10.3390/ijms141121757
Received: 18 September 2013; in revised form: 13 October 2013 / Accepted: 15 October 2013 / Published: 4 November 2013
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by ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(2), 2255-2273; doi:10.3390/ijms15022255
Received: 16 December 2013; in revised form: 17 January 2014 / Accepted: 23 January 2014 / Published: 4 February 2014
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by , ,  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(6), 9255-9284; doi:10.3390/ijms15069255
Received: 31 March 2014; in revised form: 1 May 2014 / Accepted: 9 May 2014 / Published: 26 May 2014
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by  and
Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15(6), 9991-10004; doi:10.3390/ijms15069991
Received: 3 March 2014; in revised form: 15 April 2014 / Accepted: 23 April 2014 / Published: 4 June 2014
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Last update: 20 December 2013

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