On September 20, the “Marine Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Project of Magnesium Method”, organized by the Ministry of Transport and led by Dalian Maritime University, was accepted by expert panel from the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology. Launched in 2013, this project has gathered various enterprises and institutions to its R&D process, including Aerospace communication Holding Group Co., Ltd., COSCO Container Lines Co., Ltd., Dalian University of Technology, etc.
This project marks significant progress regarding compatibility and efficiency of EGCS, developing efficient preparation equipment for desulfurizing solution, water treatment unit, control and monitoring equipment, etc, which have successfully passed performance test onboard, and obtained approval from CCS, BV, LR and ABS. It also generated 10 invention patents, 5 utility model patents and 3 international PCT patents, as well as 23 papers and 1 monograph.
This project helps to break technical barriers set by developed countries, improving China’s ability of compliance with IMO regulations, enhancing China’s competitiveness in international shipping industry. At present, Weihai Puyi Marine Environmental Technology Co., Ltd., the first industrial base has been built in Shandong Province.
What is marine exhaust gas desulfurization?
The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided that in 2020, International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL) shall be enforced in view of sulfur oxide pollution caused by combustion of heavy oil from vessels, which requires that sulfur content of fuel oil used in emission control areas should be less than 0.1% m / m, and that used in other areas should be less than 0.5% m / m. Currently, EGCS is one of the most promising compliant solutions given its cost-effective feature, and the emerging magnesium-based method stands out as a beneficial option for shipowners.
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