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Table 5 Weight of fouling load on coated panels after immersion in the seawater for three months

From: Antifouling coating based on biopolymers (PCL/ PLA) and bioactive extract from the sea cucumber Stichopus herrmanni

PVC panels
  Uncoated (P1) P2 P3 P4 P5
Initial panel weight
(before immersion) (g)
18.33 ± 1.52 19.33 ± 2.08 20.00 ± 1.73 19.67 ± 2.31 19.67 ± 2.08
Final panel weight
(after immersion) (g)
272.67 ± 11.59a 259.33 ± 13.80a 172.00 ± 13.53b 128.00 ± 10.44c 100.67 ± 10.12d
Fouling weight (g) 254.33 ± 12.50a 240.00 ± 12.17a 152.00 ± 13.53b 108.33 ± 9.29c 81.00 ± 9.85d
  1. Data are shown as the mean ± SD with different letters in the same row are significantly different at p < 0.05