The fouling behavior of Alloy 6061 aluminum in artificial seawater in the presence of Boswellia serrata extract was investigated. Fouling is one of the major issues that occurred commonly in the marine environment. Experiments were conducted to develop a model for fouling propensity. A response surface method was used to develop a model to predict fouling behavior. The model predicts the effect of the variables on fouling in artificial seawater medium in the presence of B. serrata extract. The experimental variables chosen were temperature, flow rate and time. Performance of the regression model calculated by the response surface methodology was verified with the analysis of variance technique. The model equation that was proposed using the response surface methodology showed good agreement with the experimentally obtained data.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Materials Science(all)
- Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
- Mechanics of Materials
- Mechanical Engineering