A bibliometric analysis of cellulose anti-fouling in marine environments

Nicky Rahmana Putra, Abdi Ismail, Dian Purnama Sari, Nurcholis Nurcholis, Totok Triputrastyo Murwatono, Rina Rina, Yuniati Yuniati, Endah Suwarni, Agus Sasmito, Putri Virliani, Shinta Johar Alif Rahadi, Irianto Irianto, Alfa akustia Widati

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Marine biofouling poses significant challenges to maritime industries worldwide, affecting vessel performance, fuel efficiency, and environmental sustainability. These challenges demand innovative and sustainable solutions. In this review, the evolving landscape of cellulose-based materials for anti-fouling applications in marine environments is explored. Through a comprehensive bibliometric analysis, the current state of research is examined, highlighting key trends, emerging technologies, and geographical distributions. Cellulose, derived from renewable resources, offers a promising avenue for sustainable anti-fouling strategies due to its biodegradability, low toxicity, and resistance to microbial attachment. Recent advancements in cellulose-based membranes, coatings, and composites are discussed, showcasing their efficacy in mitigating biofouling while minimizing environmental impact. Opportunities for interdisciplinary collaboration and innovation are identified to drive the development of next-generation anti-fouling solutions. By harnessing the power of cellulose, progress towards cleaner, more sustainable oceans can be facilitated, fostering marine ecosystems and supporting global maritime industries.

Original languageEnglish
Article numbere28513
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2024


  • Anti-fouling
  • Bibliometric review
  • Cellulose
  • Maritime
  • Ships
  • Trends


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