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Quality Assurance Project Plan: Performance Test of Green Alternatives to Copper Antifouling Paints

Publication number Date Published
23-04-024April 2023
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Author(s) Mueed Jamal and Xianming Shi (Washington State University) and Washington State Department of Ecology
Description This is a quality assurance project plan for performance tests on antifouling paints. Washington State intends to phase out the use of copper-based antifouling paints on recreational vessels. Copper oxide has been commonly used in marine paints to reduce the growth of organisms like barnacles and algae on boat hulls. While copper-based antifouling paints are effective, they are toxic to salmon and other sensitive aquatic life. This performance test will build upon our review to date by comparing the efficacy of copper-based, non-copper biocidal, and non-biocidal antifouling paints in four sites in Puget Sound.
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Keywords toxic chemicals, Puget Sound, salmon, marina, marine, copper, boatyard, antifouling paint, copper oxide, efficacy, marine paint, performance test, copper paint
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