Many facilities in contact with seawater are constantly affected by marine biofouling.
In particular, marine biofouling cause many problems, such as reducing efficiency of water turbine, interfering with water barrier by stop log, and generating harmful gas (ammonia) due to the death of fouling organisms during Overhaul.
For this reason, Sihwa Tidal Power Plant has been researching various fouling organism reduction technologies for the past 8 years, through this, we have increased tidal power generation and operated and maintained tidal power generation facilities smoothly.
This paper presents an analysis of marine biofouling reduction technology of Sihwa Tidal Power Plant. It shows the status and characteristics of fouling organisms, problems and impacts, improvement plans and effects of the Sihwa Tidal Power Plant.