Accumulation vs Biofouling - What's the difference?

accumulation | biofouling |


As nouns the difference between accumulation and biofouling

is that accumulation is the act of amassing or gathering, as into a pile while biofouling is the accumulation of living organisms on some surface by bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae and invertebrates.

accumulation

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The act of amassing or gathering, as into a pile.
  • The process of growing into a heap or a large amount.
  • an accumulation of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, or of honors
  • A mass of something piled up or collected.
  • (legal) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.
  • (accounting) The continuous growth of capital by retention of interest or savings.
  • (finance) The action of investors buying an asset from other investors when the price of the asset is low.
  • Synonyms

    * (accounting) retained earnings

    Antonyms

    * decumulation

    biofouling

    Noun

    (en-noun)
  • The accumulation of living organisms on some surface by bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae and invertebrates.
  • * 2007 , Schumacher, James F, et. al., "Engineered antifouling microtopographies – effect of feature size, geometry, and roughness on settlement of zoospores of the green alga Ulva", Biofouling: The Journal of Bioadhesion and Biofilm Research, 23(1):55-62.[http://www.informaworld.com/smpp/ftinterface?content=a776600187&rt=0&format=pdf]
  • Tin and copper-based paints are effective at reducing biofouling , however, an alternative is needed to address environmental restrictions on tin and copper formulations.