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The Surface Treated Composites White Book is a description of a better, alternative, non-toxic, cost-effective, evironmentally safe technology for protecting the underwater hulls of ships and keeping them free of biofouling. "Alternative" because it takes a 180 degree opposite vector to the generally used, conventional systems of painting the underwater hulls of ships with highly toxic heavy metals and biocides as a means of protecting the hulls and keeping them clean. "Better" because its standard application can reduce the cost of maritime transport significantly while greatly lowering the environmental impact of shipping. This alternative technology begins with the premises that the marine environment should be kept clean and froo of toxic chemicals which pollute the water and contaminate the sediment, that shipping should be able to operate and expand without harming or destroying the very environment on which it operates, that there is a non-toxic answer and that that answer is also the most economical way to sail. The Surface Treated Composites White Book is essential reading for anyone who has any connection with protecting the underwater hulls of ships, who is responsible for operating ships economically, for reducing the impact of shipping on the environment. Shipowners, ship operators, officers, naval architects, ship builders, the IMO, government officials responsible for maintaining a sustainable marine environment, officials in charge of navies and government owned and operated fleets, NGOs, shipyard operators, anyone who has any interest in or responsibility for the efficient and ecologically sound operation of ships and shipping. The book is the result of 40 years of research, development, study and practical application and experience added to the wealth of information on the subject which has been researched and recorded by caring and intelligent minds around the world.
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Boud Van Rompay is the founder and CEO of Hydrex, an international underwater technology company which delivers advanced underwater repairs and maintenance. Mr. Van Rompay began his career as a diver and acquired extensive experience with underwater technologies. He is also an inventor with a long string of patents to his name. One of these patents is for Surface Treated Composite (STC) underwater hull coating system which he researched and developed as an answer to the very serious marine pollution which he witnessed and quickly traced to the toxic antifouling coatings in use on ships and boats generally. Seeing that a non-toxic solution was urgently needed, he set out to develop one. That system and its success are fully documented in this book, with all of the theoretical and practical knowledge to put it into full effect. Mr. Van Rompay sees every ship that gets off the toxic bandwagon and adopts an environmentally safe approach to hull protection and fouling control as one step closer to a clean, pollution free marine environment - his goal.
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Book Description Tahoka Press, 2012. Hardcover. Condition: Brand New. first edition. 296 pages. 9.90x6.90x0.80 inches. In Stock. Seller Inventory # 0988462605
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