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  • Chem Sci Trans., 2018, 7(3),  pp 414-419  

    DOI:10.7598/cst2018.1515

    Research Article

    Settlement and Corrosion Behaviour of Marine Fouling Organisms

  • CHIDIRALA SURESH, R. LAKSHMISREE and P. MOHAMED SIRAJUDEEN*
  • Department of Chemistry, Khadir Mohideen College, Adirampattinam-614701, Tamilnadu, India
  • Abstract

    The fouling organisms of seawater embrace of algae (green and red), barnacles, molluscs and worms. The seasonality of attachment and quantification of fouling organisms on copper over a period of six months have been observed in the seawater. Photosynthetic actions of algae accelerate corrosion on copper. Barnacles and Molluscs cause pitting / crevice corrosion beneath their attachment site. In general, the assemblage of biofouling on copper surface over a period of exposure cause the corrosion rate. The pitting / crevice corrosion has been studied, using a high resolution microscope. The magnitude of origin experienced by copper is emphasized in terms of change in mechanical properties and the surface characteristics of the material.

    Keywords

    Fouling organisms, Pitting, Crevice, Seawater corrosion, Biomass

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