Sample Preparation
Student Intern
Test Results
tests on metal fixtures
test on scallops

Project on Adhesives for Aquaculture

Interim report of results follows. A successful adhesive must survive for about 18 months in seawater. At the time of this report, life tests have been in progress for a maximum of 3 months. Most commercial adhesives must be applied at temperatures sufficiently high to set up. On an experimental basis, a variety of catalysts could be tested to extend the temperature range to lower temperatures. Links to the test reports follow.

The mechanical engineering tests on metal fixtures were performed at Bristol Community College in Prof. Ucci's class on strength of materials.

The life tests on scallop shells were performed at the Massachusetts Maritime Academy and at the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group, Inc.