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Testing of antibacterial properties of antifouling paint based on quaternary ammonium salts
Mellouki, A.; Bianchi, A.; Périchaud, A.; Sauvet, G. (1989). Testing of antibacterial properties of antifouling paint based on quaternary ammonium salts. Mar. Nat. 2(1): 1-5
In: Marine Nature. Marine Science Institute, Yeungnam University: Kyongsan. ISSN 1225-990X, more

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  • Mellouki, A.
  • Bianchi, A.
  • Périchaud, A.
  • Sauvet, G.

Abstract
    In order to combat the formation of a bacterial film, which is a prerequisite to the fixation of macroorganisms on surfaces immersed in the ocean, hydrolysable paints containing a biocide agent (copper oxide or trlbutyltin) are generally applied on the under-water surfaces. This action limits the wearability of these paints and discharges toxic pollutants into the marine environment. In the present work, the anti-microbial effectiveness of quaternary ammonium salts, a biocide which is active by contact with membrane cell and needs not be leached out, appears superior in performance, both economically and environmentally to that obtained with conventional antifouling paints containing biocide agents active in the aqueous phase.

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