[Cite as http://purl.org/au-research/grants/arc/DP160102356]
Researchers Prof Magnus Nyden; Prof Mats Andersson; Prof Olle Inganäs
Brief description The project aims to improve anti-biofouling technology by developing a ‘smart and green’ coating that requires no toxic biocides and makes use of copper already present in the water. Biofouling is the unwanted attachment and growth on surfaces in water; it causes significant problems on ships and in drinking water systems, and damages infrastructure and capital investment. Biofouling also carries a significant risk of spreading diseases and environmental damage through the introduction of invasive marine species. Existing coatings release highly toxic substances into the water, causing untold environmental damage. This project offers a single, comprehensive solution for all of the above problems.
Funding Amount $350,000
Funding Scheme Discovery Projects