Algae vs Biofouling - What's the difference?
As nouns the difference between algae and biofouling
is that algae
) while biofouling
is the accumulation of living organisms on some surface by bacteria, fungi, protozoa, algae and invertebrates.
(biology) Any of many aquatic photosynthetic organisms, whose size ranges from a single cell to giant kelps and whose form is very diverse; some are eukaryotic and some prokaryotic; includes the seaweeds.
* (term) is a non-standard plural.
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.