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BY-NC-ND 3.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter October 13, 2012

Nano ZnO/acrylic coating for antifouling applications

  • Jadav Hemalatha , Chandramohan Kavitha and Keereyadath Priya Dasan EMAIL logo

Abstract

Fouling causes huge material and economic costs in maintenance of mariculture, shipping, naval vessels, and seawater pipelines, etc. Prevention of biofouling is an important property expected of coatings in these fields. In the present work, we prepared nano ZnO/acrylic latex by mechanical mixing as well as by the in situ method. The effect of nanoparticles on the drying of coatings and their antimicrobial nature were investigated.


Corresponding author: Keereyadath Priya Dasan, Materials Chemistry Division, SAS, VIT University, Vellore-632014, Tamilnadu, India

Received: 2011-12-14
Accepted: 2012-7-16
Published Online: 2012-10-13
Published in Print: 2012-12-01

©2012 by Walter de Gruyter Berlin Boston

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