Environmental risk assessment of antifouling products in Germany

Biocidal antifouling products are subject to authorisation in Germany. In order to meet the requirements for authorisation, an environmental risk assessment must be carried out. With two publications, the Federal Environment Agency provides important notes and information on the general conditions for this assessment in Germany. These publications are presented briefly below. read more


Fate-study Irargol

Behaviour and fate of the algicide Irgarol in water and sediment of flowing and stagnant water systemsIrgarol 1051® (2-[tert-Butylamino]-4-[cyclopropylamino]-6-methyltio-s-triazine) is an antifouling boosting agent, which has increasingly been used as a biocidal agent in antifouling coatings for ship hulls after the EU ban on tributyltin (TBT). Irgarol is a photosynthesis inhibitor and is therefor... read more


Effect study "Irgarol"

Pigment analyses of aufwuchs (biological surface film) in stagnant water mesocosms under the effect of the anti-fouling agent Irgarol®Irgarol® is in the group of s-triazines and a biocidal agent which is used as an anti-fouling coating for marine vessels to prevent the attachment of algae and organisms on their hulls. Irgarol inhibits photosynthesis and is highly toxic for higher plants, algae and... read more

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