Sole and Combined Usage of Ultra-sonication and Hydrogen Peroxide as Mitigation Techniques of Bio-fouling

  • Haque, Md. Niamul (Department of Ocean System Engineering, College of Marine Science, Gyeongsang National University) ;
  • Kwon, Sung-hyun (Department of Marine Environmental Engineering, College of Marine Science, Engineering Research Institute (ERI), Gyeongsang National University)
  • Received : 2016.09.08
  • Accepted : 2016.10.16
  • Published : 2016.10.31


Mussels are stubborn organism attached to solid substrate by byssus threads and caused operational problems in utility of power generating stations. Sole and combined usage of ultrasonic (28 kHz- and 42 kHz- frequencies) and hydrogen peroxide ($H_2O_2$) has studied for control of blue mussel larvae and adult stage in seawater condition. A theoretical wo rking model using disinfection (Chick and Watson type) approaches is presented based on helpful results of experiments. This study also demonstrate that the combined treatment (ultra-sonication with $H_2O_2$) is overall highly efficient than individual treatment would, but on the basis of exposure time, the ultra-sonication was the most efficient among them. Therefore the development of sole and combined technique might be effective practical mitigation strategy against mussel attachment for water handling facilities.


Biofouling;Ultra-sonication;Hydrogen peroxide;Mytilus edulis;Cavitation;Mussel


Grant : Improvement Technologies of Hypoxic Water Mass in Semi-Enclosed Coastal Bay

Supported by : Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries


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