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