Observations on marine biofouling on electroplated metallic surfaces in Goa waters

A.B. Wagh, S.S. Sawant


The panels of metallic brass electroplated with cadmium as well as nickel-chromium were kept suspended in the near-shore marine environment of Goa, India for biofouling studies. The results for the premonsoon period, which coincides with the breeding period of the majority of the fouling organisms, indicated that cadmium plated panels had very small amount of settlement as compared to the nickel-chromium plated. It could be due to the toxic effects of cadmium and due to more porosity of the panels


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