Special Issue "Selected Papers from the 18th International Congress on Marine Corrosion and Fouling"

A special issue of Journal of Marine Science and Engineering (ISSN 2077-1312).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 October 2016).

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Christine Bressy
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Laboratoire MAPIEM EA 4323, SeaTech - Ecole d'Ingénieurs, Bât X, Ecole partenaire de Grenoble INP, Groupe INP, France
Interests: hydrolyzable polymers; amphiphilic surfaces; antifouling coatings; controlled radical polymerization; macromolecular synthesis
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Dr. Jean-François Briand
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Laboratoire Matériaux Polymères Interfaces Environnement Marin, Université de Toulon, France
Interests: biofilm; marine biofouling; microbial ecology; artificial surfaces; antifouling bioassay
Dr. Gérald Culioli
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Université de Toulon, Laboratoire Matériaux Polymères Interfaces Environnement Marin (MAPIEM EA 4323), 83957 La Garde, France
Interests: Analysis and structural elucidation of marine natural products - Natural antifoulants - Marine chemical ecology - Marine bacteria - Marine biofilms - Environmental metabolomics
Prof. Dr. André Margaillan
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Laboratoire MAPIEM EA 4323, SeaTech - Ecole d'Ingénieurs, Bât X, Ecole partenaire de Grenoble INP, Groupe INP, France
Interests: macromolecular architectures; polymer chemistry; controlled radical polymerization; antifouling coatings; ion imprinted polymers
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The 18th ICMCF will keep with past traditions by providing an interdisciplinary program that will highlight research efforts in understanding and combating biofouling and corrosion of materials and structures immersed in the marine environment. The ambition of this congress is to bring experts from around the world providing the latest basic and applied research advances in biology, microbiology, chemistry, physical chemistry, coatings, and materials to help meet these challenges. This Special Issue presents a selection of papers from the conference; the papers both give insight into current research and commercial developments and highlight some of the areas where further research is required.

Dr. Christine Bressy
Guest Editor

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Journal of Marine Science and Engineering is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.

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Keywords

  • Biofouling
  • Corrosion
  • Antifouling materials
  • Barnacle
  • Surface profile
  • Adhesive strength
  • Microfouling
  • Macrofouling
  • Inhibitors
  • Biocides

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Biofouling on Coated Carbon Steel in Cooling Water Cycles Using Brackish Seawater
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2016, 4(4), 74; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse4040074 - 11 Nov 2016
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Water cooling utilizing natural waters is typically used for cooling large industrial facilities such as power plants. The cooling water cycles are susceptible to biofouling and scaling, which may reduce heat transfer capacity and enhance corrosion. The performance of two fouling-release coatings combined [...] Read more.
Water cooling utilizing natural waters is typically used for cooling large industrial facilities such as power plants. The cooling water cycles are susceptible to biofouling and scaling, which may reduce heat transfer capacity and enhance corrosion. The performance of two fouling-release coatings combined with hypochlorite treatment were studied in a power plant utilizing brackish sea water from the Baltic Sea for cooling. The effect of hypochlorite as an antifouling biocide on material performance and species composition of microfouling formed on coated surfaces was studied during the summer and autumn. Microfouling on surfaces of the studied fouling-release coatings was intensive in the cooling water cycle during the warm summer months. As in most cases in a natural water environment the fouling consisted of both inorganic fouling and biofouling. Chlorination decreased the bacterial number on the surfaces by 10–1000 fold, but the efficacy depended on the coating. In addition to decreasing the bacterial number, the chlorination also changed the microbial species composition, forming the biofilm on the surfaces of two fouling-release coatings. TeknoTar coating was proven to be more efficient in combination with the hypochlorite treatment against microfouling under these experimental conditions. Full article
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Matching Forces Applied in Underwater Hull Cleaning with Adhesion Strength of Marine Organisms
J. Mar. Sci. Eng. 2016, 4(4), 66; https://doi.org/10.3390/jmse4040066 - 17 Oct 2016
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Biofouling is detrimental to the hydrodynamic performance of ships. In spite of advances in hull coating technology, a ship must usually undergo underwater hull cleaning to remove biofouling during her in-service time. However, some cleaning practices may also lead to decreased lifetime of [...] Read more.
Biofouling is detrimental to the hydrodynamic performance of ships. In spite of advances in hull coating technology, a ship must usually undergo underwater hull cleaning to remove biofouling during her in-service time. However, some cleaning practices may also lead to decreased lifetime of the fouling-control coating. Therefore, cleaning forces should be minimized, according to the adhesion strength of marine organisms present on the hull. In this article, values of adhesion strength found in available literature are discussed in the light of current knowledge on hull cleaning technology. Finally, the following knowledge gaps are identified: (1) data on adhesion strength of naturally-occurring biofouling communities are practically absent; (2) shear forces imparted by current cleaning devices on low-form fouling (microfouling) and corresponding effects on hull coatings are largely unknown. This knowledge would be valuable for both developers and users of cleaning technology. Full article
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