Ultrasonic Antifouling Devices
Biofilm consists of micro-organisms in which cells are sticking to each other. These micro-organisms are able to multiply under favourable conditions and as a result will form biofilm. This biofilm is the attachment and food base for every further fouling and growth as algae, barnacles or shells.
Fouling as the result of biofilm causes a lot of issues like corrosion, formation of micro-organisms and deterioration of heat transfer as well as cross-section reduction and blockages. All these issues lead to the fact that chemicals or other environmental unfriendly procedures are required. In addition to the environmental effect all these issues are causing higher costs of maintenance and will lead to higher operational costs as well as to increased total costs of ownership in the shipping industry.