CAN A SOX SCRUBBER BE AN ALTERNATIVE TO LOW SULPHUR FUEL

A project in Norway to demonstrate the effectiveness of seawater washing of exhaust gases, installed a prototype seawater scrubber plant on a 32,000t tanker. Trials showed that the scrubber could meet the SOx removal target of 85-95% and therefore that a 50% reduction (ie burning 3% sulphur bunkers with emission equivalent to 1.5%) was achievable without difficulty. The DeNOx unit also met its NOx removal but it was found that the installation downstream of the SOx scrubber would need certain adaptation to exploit its full potential. The automation of the scrubber meant little extra workload for the crew and there is no harmful impact from discharged process water on marine organisms.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Marine Engrs Rev, June 1995, p 28 [2 p, 2 tab, 2 fig]
  • Publication Date: 1995

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00717234
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Maritime Technology
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 4 1996 12:00AM