Chapter 20. Fouling and Antifouling in Other Industries – Power Stations, Desalination Plants – Drinking Water Supplies and Sensors

  1. Simone Dürr2 and
  2. Jeremy C. Thomason3
  1. Peter Henderson

Published Online: 29 JAN 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch20

Biofouling

Biofouling

How to Cite

Henderson, P. (2009) Fouling and Antifouling in Other Industries – Power Stations, Desalination Plants – Drinking Water Supplies and Sensors, in Biofouling (eds S. Dürr and J. C. Thomason), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444315462.ch20

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. PISCES Conservation Ltd, IRC House, The Square, Pennington, Lymington, Hants, SO41 8GN, UK

Publication History

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

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405169264

Online ISBN: 9781444315462

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Keywords:

  • fouling and antifouling in industries – power stations, desalination plants;
  • good plant design - method of control fouling;
  • microbial fouling communities and microbial slimes;
  • colonial bryozoans - forming colonies on screens, culverts and cooling towers;
  • barnacles - sessile crustaceans on hard surface in sea water;
  • mussels - initial colonisers influencing subsequent development;
  • large quantities of organisms - increasing head loss across pumps, reducing water flow;
  • mussel fouling - prevalent in marine cooling water culverts;
  • heat treatment - killing organisms in vicinity of discharge;
  • biofouling threats - minimised by good design and construction

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Microfouling Organisms of Water Intakes and Cooling Systems

  • Macrofouling Organisms

  • Consequences of Fouling for Plant Operation and Safety

  • Control and Mitigation of Fouling

  • Consequences of Treatments to the Environment

  • Changing Biofouling Threats

  • Conclusions

  • References