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Pub. No.:    WO/2009/136197    International Application No.:    PCT/GB2009/050474
Publication Date: 12.11.2009 International Filing Date: 07.05.2009
B63B 59/04 (2006.01), B08B 17/02 (2006.01)
Applicants: UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE-UPON-TYNE [GB/GB]; 6 Kensington Terrace Newcastle-upon-Tyne Tyne and Wear NE1 7RU (GB) (For All Designated States Except US).
THOMASON, Jeremy [GB/FR]; (FR) (For US Only).
VANCE, Thomas [GB/GB]; (GB) (For US Only)
Inventors: THOMASON, Jeremy; (FR).
VANCE, Thomas; (GB)
Agent: Hargreaves Elsworth; 6 Charlotte Square Newcastle upon Tyne Tyne & Wear NE1 4XF (GB)
Priority Data:
0808211.7 07.05.2008 GB
Abstract: front page image
(EN)Environmental Control of Fouling An anti-fouling apparatus comprising a gas permeable element (3) attachable to a surface and means (5) to introduce gas to the gas permeable element, wherein the gas is released into a micro- environment immediately adjacent the free surface of the gas permeable element and wherein the gas is selected to modify at least one condition in said micro-environment such that the said micro- environment is rendered unfavourable to the accumulation of foulants therein.
(FR)L'invention porte sur un appareil anti-pollution comprenant un élément perméable au gaz pouvant être fixé à une surface et des moyens pour introduire un gaz dans l'élément perméable au gaz, le gaz étant libéré dans un micro-environnement immédiatement au voisinage de la surface libre de l'élément perméable au gaz, et le gaz étant sélectionné de façon à modifier au moins une condition dans ledit micro-environnement de telle sorte que ledit micro-environnement est rendu défavorable à l'accumulation de polluants à l'intérieur de celui-ci.
Designated States: AE, AG, AL, AM, AO, AT, AU, AZ, BA, BB, BG, BH, BR, BW, BY, BZ, CA, CH, CN, CO, CR, CU, CZ, DE, DK, DM, DO, DZ, EC, EE, EG, ES, FI, GB, GD, GE, GH, GM, GT, HN, HR, HU, ID, IL, IN, IS, JP, KE, KG, KM, KN, KP, KR, KZ, LA, LC, LK, LR, LS, LT, LU, LY, MA, MD, ME, MG, MK, MN, MW, MX, MY, MZ, NA, NG, NI, NO, NZ, OM, PG, PH, PL, PT, RO, RS, RU, SC, SD, SE, SG, SK, SL, SM, ST, SV, SY, TJ, TM, TN, TR, TT, TZ, UA, UG, US, UZ, VC, VN, ZA, ZM, ZW.
African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (BW, GH, GM, KE, LS, MW, MZ, NA, SD, SL, SZ, TZ, UG, ZM, ZW)
Eurasian Patent Organization (AM, AZ, BY, KG, KZ, MD, RU, TJ, TM)
European Patent Office (AT, BE, BG, CH, CY, CZ, DE, DK, EE, ES, FI, FR, GB, GR, HR, HU, IE, IS, IT, LT, LU, LV, MC, MK, MT, NL, NO, PL, PT, RO, SE, SI, SK, TR)
African Intellectual Property Organization (BF, BJ, CF, CG, CI, CM, GA, GN, GQ, GW, ML, MR, NE, SN, TD, TG).
Publication Language: English (EN)
Filing Language: English (EN)