SynCap - Encapsulated biocide cocktails for minimal toxicity
One source of emissions of toxic chemicals into the environment is biocides leaking from antimicrobial and antifouling products. A particular concern is how toxic chemicals can interact and together cause a greater effect than the single compound. This is usually called synergy. Biocides are particularly interesting as these are designed to be toxic to living organisms.
The project investigates the combinational effects of two (or more) common classes of biocides with a large potential for synergism.