Aluminate-Silicate-Based Antifouling Coatings

EPA Contract Number: 68D99041
Title: Aluminate-Silicate-Based Antifouling Coatings
Investigators: Walsh, M. Alex
Small Business: E Paint Company
EPA Contact: Manager, SBIR Program
Phase: I
Project Period: September 1, 1999 through March 1, 2000
Project Amount: $70,000
RFA: Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) - Phase I (1999) RFA Text |  Recipients Lists
Research Category: Water and Watersheds , SBIR - Water and Wastewater , Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR)


A waterborne formulation is proposed that promises to significantly advance the state-of-the-art of nontoxic antifouling paints. The novel organic-inorganic hybrid composition contains no toxic ingredients or volatile organic compounds. The proposed technology involves only environmentally benign components, will be easy to apply, and will be low cost.

The innovative technology described will have wide application for the prevention of biofouling of all types. As such, there will be many large potential commercial applications after development through Phases I and II.

Supplemental Keywords:

small business, SBIR, wastewater treatment, engineering, chemistry, EPA., Scientific Discipline, Air, Water, Sustainable Industry/Business, air toxics, cleaner production/pollution prevention, Wastewater, Chemistry, Technology for Sustainable Environment, New/Innovative technologies, Engineering, Engineering, Chemistry, & Physics, wastewater treatment, environmentally safe coating, antifouling coating, clean technologies, biofouling, VOCs, clean technology, waterborne coating, organic coatings, innovative technology, coating formulations, Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs), innovative technologies, coatings, aluminum-silicate, alternative coatings

Progress and Final Reports:

  • Final Report