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Comparative Toxicity of “Tin Free” Self-Polishing Copolymer Antifouling Paints and Their Inhibitory

Saturday, March 15, 2014  
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J Castritsi-Catharios, G Alambritis, H Miliou, E Cotou… - Materials Sciences and …, 2014 ... OCEAN T/F (DARK 3280) EN PLO Cu2O Tolyfluanid SHARSKIN Syntex CuSCN (42.2%), Diuron Xylene Gum Rosin ANTI F Neotex Cu2O (41%), Diuron (2%) Xylene (26.6%) Toluene (2%) Page 4. J. Castritsi-Catharios et al. 161 ...

Abstract: Toxic substances released as a result of leaching from painted surfaces to the aquatic environment affect both fouling organisms and “non-target” biota. Artemia fransiscana nauplii have been considered a useful test system for the examination of toxicity for antifouling paints. In this study, we examined the effect of four “tin free” self-polishing copolymer (SPC) antifouling paints on the larval development of Artemia nauplii. Based on the L(S/V)50 values the order of toxicity of the antifouling paints was: ANTI F > SHARKSKIN > OCEAN T/F > MICRON. Furthermore, the body size of Artemia nauplii was significantly affected at lethal and above lethal L(S/V)5024h values. The body
size of 48 h-aged nauplii exposed for the last 24 hours to each of the four SPC antifouling paints was significantly lower than that of the 48 h-aged controls (0.88 ± 0.030 mm). In addition, the body size of 72 h-aged nauplii maintained for the last 24 hours to pure synthetic seawater after exposure for 24 hours to each of the four SPC antifouling paints was significantly lower than that of the 72 h-aged controls (0.96 ± 0.027 mm). Overall, the SPCs examined here were substantially

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