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Bioactive ceramic coating solution for offshore floating wind farms

Abstract: Biofouling is a natural phenomenon that consists of the accumulation of living organisms on an artificial surface submerged or in contact with water like Offshore platforms. This study highlights the need for offshore floating wind farms structures to consider the choice of material used in offshore applications to minimize microbial-associated and corrosion problems. For this purpose, differences in the total of seawater biofouling attached on two coated paints and three ceramic coatings in carbon steel for offshore structures were evaluated and compared. All ceramic coatings were made of incorporating, by electrophoretic deposition, active ceramic particles against biofouling as copper, silver, zinc and titanium. This experiment consisted of testing ceramic coatings and conventional paints in a real environment with high biological activity and at the same time in a shallow marine environment for a period of 1 year, which provided positive comparisons with the standard system (ASTM-D3623) for using in protecting offshore marine structures.

 Fuente: TransNav: The International Journal on Marine Navigation and Safety of Sea Transportation. 2021, 15(2), p. 407-412

Editorial: TransNav, Faculty of Navigation Gdynia Maritime University (Poland)

 Fecha de publicación: 01/06/2021

Tipo de publicación: Artículo de Revista

 DOI: 10.12716/1001.15.02.19

ISSN: 2083-6473,2083-6481