Copper-Free Antifouling Coatings

Award Information
Agency:
Environmental Protection Agency
Amount:
$70,000.00
Program:
SBIR
Contract:
68-D-03-016
Solitcitation Year:
N/A
Solicitation Number:
N/A
Branch:
N/A
Award Year:
2003
Phase:
Phase I
Agency Tracking Number:
68-D-03-016
Solicitation Topic Code:
N/A
Small Business Information
E Paint Company
25 Research Road, East Falmouth, MA, 02536
Hubzone Owned:
N
Woman Owned:
N
Socially and Economically Disadvantaged:
N
Duns:
N/A
Principal Investigator
 M. Alex Walsh
 (508) 540-4412
 epaint@epaint.net
Business Contact
Phone: () -
Research Institution
N/A
Abstract
Copper compounds have been used for centuries in marine antifoulants to inhibit biofouling. This anthropogenic copper is a potential problem in confined basins and in regions that experience limited mixing. In this research project, E Paint Company will explore the feasibility of developing novel self-polishing coatings that exploit natural methods of biofouling control to produce effective and environmentally safe protection of man-made structures

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