Title of PublicationNanosecond laser induced breakdown spectroscopy for biofouling analysis and classification of fouling constituents
Year of Publication : 2020
Marine biofouling refers to the undesirable growth and adhesion of marine organisms such
as barnacles, macroalgae and microbial slimes on immersed structures. Biofouling
composition is determined by collecting samples from marine structures and vessels and
analyzing them in laboratories. Alternatively, an approach of online sensing based on Laser
Induced Breakdown Spectroscopy (LIBS), which consists of an analysis of the spectral
emission from laser-induced plasma, can be considered for the elemental composition of biofouling.