Accession Number : ADA336985

Title :   Zebra Mussel Research Technical Notes. Comparison of the Component-Level Performance of Anti-Zebra Mussel Coating Systems with Research Coupon Results. Section - Control Methods.

Corporate Author : ARMY ENGINEER WATERWAYS EXPERIMENT STATION VICKSBURG MS

Personal Author(s) : Kelly, Mark A.

PDF Url : ADA336985

Report Date : JAN 1998

Pagination or Media Count : 4

Abstract : The Paint Lab of the U.S. Army Construction Engineering Research Laboratories is evaluating antifoulant and foul-release coating systems on steel and concrete test coupons. Laboratory measurements of the metal leach rates of copper, zinc, aluminum, and tin containing antifoulant coatings and monoliths are being correlated with zebra mussel population densities on similar coupons immersed in the Black Rock Channel of the Niagara River at the Black Rock Lock facility of the U.S. Army Engineer District, Buffalo, in Buffalo, NY. Population density studies and qualitative adhesion measurements of nontoxic foul-release coating systems are also under way at the same location. In addition, component-level testing of antifoulant and foul-release coating systems is being conducted at several locations in the Corps' Great Lakes and Ohio River Division (CELRD) and the Mississippi Valley Division (CEMVD). This technical note summarizes observations of component-level tests of the various coatings. The results are compared to those obtained in the laboratory and on coupon samples at Black Rock Lock.

Descriptors :   *METAL COATINGS, *ANTIFOULING COATINGS, *MUSSELS, TEST AND EVALUATION, CONTROL, DENSITY, MEASUREMENT, ADHESION, RATES, CONCRETE, ROCK, POPULATION, COATINGS, FOULING, COPPER, ALUMINUM, LABORATORY PROCEDURES, ZINC, TIN, PAINTS, LABORATORIES, MONOLITHIC STRUCTURES(ELECTRONICS), CHANNELS, LEACHING, BLACK(COLOR).

Subject Categories : Ecology
      Coatings, Colorants and Finishes

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE