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Global Management Of Small Freshwater Biofoulers Carries a Big Price Tag
2014-04-03 11:22:38

Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies Anyone that has spent time at a seaside pier has witnessed the destruction barnacles wreak on boat hulls. But biofouling animals are not limited to marine environments. A new paper published in the journal Frontiers in Ecology and the Environment estimates that the global management of freshwater mussels, clams, and other clinging animals costs $277 million US dollars annually. Biofoulers are organisms that accumulate underwater on hard surfaces, to...

2014-04-01 23:25:14

Advanced Hydro Inc., a central Texas company specializing in desalination and waste-water treatment systems, announced today that it has entered into a patent license agreement with Northwestern University. Austin, TX (PRWEB) April 01, 2014 Advanced Hydro Inc., a central Texas company specializing in desalination and waste-water treatment systems, announced today that it has entered into a patent license agreement with Northwestern University. Under the terms of the agreement,...

2014-03-11 23:24:51

Dispersing Agents/Dispersant Market report identifies market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, and winning imperatives. (http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/dispersants-market-1145.html) (PRWEB) March 11, 2014 The report “Dispersant / Dispersing Agent Market, by End-User Industries (Construction, Paint & Coating, Pulp & Paper, Detergent, Oil & Gas, Agriculture, Pharmaceutical) & Geography - Trends & Forecast to 2018”, defines and...

2014-03-09 23:00:06

Seven New Lewabrane® Elements for Energy Saving and Fouling Potential; LewaPlus™ Design Software With New Upgraded Capabilities (PRWEB) March 10, 2014 LANXESS Sybron Chemicals, Inc. is introducing seven new types of Lewabrane® membrane separation elements for reverse osmosis at this year’s AMTA Conference. The new RO membrane products are available in a new 4 inch diameter format. The new RO product families include LE (low energy types for energy savings application), and...

2014-03-06 08:25:29

DUBLIN, March 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5hxjzv/biocides_market) has announced the addition of the "Concise Analysis of the International Biocides Market- Forecasts to 2018" [http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/5hxjzv/biocides_market ] report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769 ) Biocides are chemical substances or microorganisms which are used to...

2014-02-13 12:22:35

DUBLIN, Feb. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Research and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/vrv8tx/the_global_market ) has announced the addition of the "The Global Market For Anti-Fingerprint, Anti-Bacterial, Anti-Fouling, Easy-To-Clean And Self-Cleaning Nanocoatings 2013" report to their offering. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20130307/600769) Nanocoatings are routinely applied to a wide variety of substrate materials (plastics, glass, metals, ceramics and...

Marine Tubeworms Need A Push To Transition From Larvae State
2014-01-10 10:03:52

University of Hawaii at Manoa Intriguing bacterium-animal interaction may have implications for boat owners and the mariculture industry, UH Manoa researchers say A common problem at Pearl Harbor, biofouling affects harbors around the world. It's the process by which barnacles, muscles, oysters, and tubeworms accumulate on the bottom of boats and other surfaces. Now researchers at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa's Kewalo Marine Laboratory have discovered a biological trigger behind...

2013-09-30 23:36:53

Dispersing Agents Market report analyzes various marketing trends and establishes the most effective growth strategy in the market also identifies market dynamics such as drivers, restraints, opportunities, burning issues, and winning imperatives - http://www.marketsandmarkets.com/Market-Reports/dispersants-market-1145.html. (PRWEB) September 30, 2013 The report “Dispersant / Dispersing Agent Market, by End-User Industries (Construction, Paint & Coating, Pulp & Paper, Detergent,...


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Vase Tunicate, Ciona intestinalis
2014-01-12 00:00:00

The Vase Tunicate (Ciona intestinalis) is a species of sea squirt widely distributed in Northern European waters. It has also spread to other parts of the world, where it is considered invasive. It grows in dense aggregations on any floating or submerged substrate, especially on artificial structures like pilings, aquaculture gear, floats and boat hulls. It is found in the lower intertidal and subtidal zones. Sea squirts have been long recognized as being possibly the closest invertebrate...

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monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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