Sensor Anti-fouling

Sensor Anti-fouling

Most existing anti-fouling agents rely on toxic heavy metals that over time leach into the environment. This novel new technology relies on the antifoulant producing a chemically generated electric field to biological materials adhering to its surface.


NIWA is looking for an investor or partner to help further progress this new technology.

Unique Selling Propositions
  • Does not release toxic heavy metals into the environment
  • Mainly applicable to situations where prevention of fouling on metal surfaces is desirable, such as ships and large ocean going vessels, oil rigs etc.
IP Strategy

Protected by trade secret but could be patented.

Project Status

Proof of Principle - Laboratory demonstration of principle only