19 / May / 2023

Non-Chemical Marine Growth Removal: what are the advantages?

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A non-chemical marine growth removal method

Is there a better way?

Every asset owner with marine structures will know how quickly marine growth can accumulate. Removing this marine growth can often involve harsh chemicals that can be harmful to the environment and human health. However, there is a safer and more effective way to remove marine growth: chemical-free marine growth removal.

Chemical-free marine growth removal offers several advantages over traditional methods that rely on harsh chemicals:

  1. Environmentally Friendly: Chemical-free marine growth removal is a more sustainable and environmentally sound solution compared to using toxic chemicals. Traditional methods can introduce harmful chemicals into the water, which can be harmful to marine life and ecosystems. With chemical-free methods, you can reduce the risk of polluting the waterways and harming marine life.
  2. Cost-effective: Chemical-free marine growth removal can be more cost-effective in the long run. Traditional methods can require multiple treatments and ongoing maintenance, which can be expensive over time. With chemical-free methods, you can reduce the need for frequent maintenance, which can save you money in the long run.
  3. Non-Damaging: Chemical-free marine growth removal is gentle on surfaces, meaning that there is a lowered risk of damage to marine infrastructure.
  4. Safe for Humans: Chemicals used in traditional processes can be toxic and harmful to those working in the area. Chemical-free methods eliminate this risk, making it safer for people to work around. This is especially important for those who work in the marine industry.
  5. Effective: Chemical-free marine growth removal methods are just as effective as traditional methods in removing marine growth from surfaces. By using high-pressure water (as used by AquaCLAM) or specialized tools such as MGP-i, chemical-free methods can effectively remove marine growth without the use of toxic chemicals. This means that you can achieve the same level of cleanliness without harming the environment or risking human health.

AquaTerra’s approach to marine growth in the Splashzone

Driven by our commitment to innovation and providing the best solutions for our clients, we have developed a complete range of specialist products and procedures to enable efficient, productive and safe underdeck and Splashzone inspection, repair and maintenance.

Our dedicated Splashzone technologies, such as MGP-i, provide solutions that innovatively mitigate these challenges. These innovations offer rapid, low-cost, long-term methods to tackle marine growth, while reducing or removing the need for ROV or diver intervention. Read more about our marine growth removal technologies on our Products pages, or visit the product pages for MGP-i and AquaCLAM.