Chapter 15. Consequences of Fouling on Shipping

  1. Simone Dürr2 and
  2. Jeremy C. Thomason3
  1. Robert Edyvean

Published Online: 29 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch15



How to Cite

Edyvean, R. (2009) Consequences of Fouling on Shipping, in Biofouling (eds S. Dürr and J. C. Thomason), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch15

Editor Information

  1. 2

    School of Natural Sciences and Psychology, Liverpool John Moores University, Byrom Street, Liverpool, L3 3AF, UK

  2. 3

    School of Biology, Newcastle University, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 7RU, UK

Author Information

  1. Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, The University of Sheffield, Mappin Street, Sheffield, S1 3JD, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 29 JAN 2010
  2. Published Print: 18 DEC 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169264

Online ISBN: 9781444315462



  • consequences of fouling on shipping;
  • biofilms and effect on external hull of ships;
  • sea water - well-known corrosive environment and biological activity enhancing aggressiveness;
  • water-cooled heat exchangers - in air conditioning and engine cooling;
  • on-site repairs - imparting considerable residual stresses to alloy used;
  • corrosion - localised and enhanced by biofilms;
  • biofilms - damage to internal and external systems in ship;
  • good quality coatings - preventing corrosion


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Biofilms and Their Effect on the External Hull of Ships

  • The Effects of Biofilms on The Internal Operating Systems of Ships

  • The Effects of Biofilms in Water Systems

  • Biofilm Effects in Fuel and Hydraulic Systems

  • Other Areas of Biofilm Effects

  • Conclusions

  • References