Wet scrubber – Marine sox reduction
By 2020 the Internationale Maritime Organisation (IMO) have mandated the sulphur reduction to 0.5% (down from 3%) which means the end-user markets for potential scrubber installations over the next 4 years is 30.000 vessels.
With a LiqTech Water Treatment solution scrubber system suppliers can continue to offer shipowners to operate on heavy fuel compared to the more costly marine gas oil while operating in IMO regulated areas.
Our solution will treat the water from the scrubber tower into a process tank where it is reused again into the scrubber tower.
This enables the ship to run in “closed loop” with no waste water discharged overboard. Instead the SOx particle are filter and concentrated in our Silicon Carbide membranes and further dewatered in a filterpress providing bulk discharge of waste into waste handling station while in port.
LiqTech have developed a very compact and efficient solution which have already successfully been installed as retrofit on a number cruise ships. The fact we offer a compact solution provides for installation through existing doorways and bulks making installation and commissioning very efficient.Further benefit of the LiqTech solution is a very consistent cleaning of the process water – even under changing conditions in ocean temperatures, organic matter and engine load.
The complete treatment train includes an efficient dewatering solution reducing the volume discharge of sludge which has significant savings for the ship owners.