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Anti-Fouling Composition and Method of Production Thereof一種海洋弧線菌產生的無毒性抗污損天然化合物

It is well known that growth of micro-organisms or macrofouling matters on the submerged parts of a structure may have detrimental effects on their operation and their corrosion rate.

A method of preventing fouling of aquatic surfaces by organisms is invented. It does not contaminate the environment to the extent contamination occurred using previous anti-fouling methods. It concerns a bacterial product with antifouling properties against larvae of dominant marine fouling organisms which therefore avoids such organisms from blooming on surfaces with these compounds. In suspension culture, this bacterium releases compounds of high molecular weight that can be harvested by ultrafiltration. This high molecular weight fraction exhibits prominent antifouling activity against fouling organisms on global scale. The antifouling effect has been demonstrated to be non-toxic to the target organisms and is reversible in the absence of the agent.
Technology Benefits
1. Non-toxic, reversible and does not bioaccumulate
2. Relatively easy to obtain government approval due to its environmental friendliness
3. Can be generated biotechnologically in large scale using commercially available technology
Technology Application
- Non-toxic antifouling products for Shipping industries, Marine paint manufacturers, pipelines, oil platforms, ocean-going vessels, equipment for use under the sea
Supplementary Information
Patent Number: CN100387705C
Application Number: CN200410049569A
Priority Date: 19 Jun 2003
Priority Number: CN100387705C
Application Date: 18 Jun 2004
Publication Date: 14 May 2008
IPC Current: C12N000120 | A01N006300 | C09D000514 | C12N000121 | C12P000104 | C12P001900 | C12R000163
Assignee Applicant: The Hong Kong University of Science & Technology
Title: Anti-fouling composition and method of production thereof | Anti-fouling composition and production method thereof
Usefulness: Anti-fouling composition and method of production thereof | Anti-fouling composition and production method thereof
Summary: The method is useful for producing an anti-fouling agent. The anti-fouling agent is useful for preventing marine biofouling.
Novelty: Producing an anti-fouling agent, useful for preventing marine biofouling, comprises culturing a Vibrio species in an aqueous solution
Environmental/Green Technology
Sub Category
Application Date
18 Jun 2004
Application No.
Chinese 200410049569.3
Patent Information
Chinese ZL200410049569.3
ID No.
Hong Kong

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