Accession Number : ADA181202
Title : Butyltin Concentrations in Selected US Harbor Systems. A Baseline Assessment.
Descriptive Note : Final rept. 1984-1986,
Corporate Author : NAVAL OCEAN SYSTEMS CENTER SAN DIEGO CA
Personal Author(s) : Grovhoug,J G ; Fransham,R L ; Seligman,P F
PDF Url : ADA181202
Report Date : Apr 1987
Pagination or Media Count : 201
Abstract : This report summarizes organotin environmental concentrations collected during 15 harbor baseline surveys, including analytical results for surface water, sediments, and tissue samples. These efforts demonstrated that measurable amounts of organotin compounds are detectable, primarily near civilian, commercial, or recreational boat/ship repair facilities or mooring areas and marinas. Impacted sites near vessels coated with TBT coatings generally showed increases in tissue and sediment sample values as well as in the water column. These studies are central to the U.S. Navy's program for implementing organotin antifouling coatings on the future Fleet. Keywords: Tributyltin; Antifouling coatings; Organotin; Environmental monitoring.
Descriptors : *ANTIFOULING COATINGS, *ORGANIC COMPOUNDS, *TIN COMPOUNDS, BASE LINES, COATINGS, ENVIRONMENTS, HARBORS, MONITORING, MOORING, NAVY, ORGANOMETALLIC COMPOUNDS, SAMPLING, SEDIMENTS, SHIPS, SITES, SURFACE WATERS, TISSUES(BIOLOGY), WATER
Subject Categories : Coatings, Colorants and Finishes
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE