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Technical and Economic Analysis of Scrubbers

by Thrasivoulos Bakatselos, Nikitas Nikitakos, Dimitrios Papachristos
International Journal of Computer Applications
Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA
Volume 178 - Number 24
Year of Publication: 2019
Authors: Thrasivoulos Bakatselos, Nikitas Nikitakos, Dimitrios Papachristos

Thrasivoulos Bakatselos, Nikitas Nikitakos, Dimitrios Papachristos . Technical and Economic Analysis of Scrubbers. International Journal of Computer Applications. 178, 24 ( Jun 2019), 15-21. DOI=10.5120/ijca2019919036

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author = { Thrasivoulos Bakatselos, Nikitas Nikitakos, Dimitrios Papachristos },
title = { Technical and Economic Analysis of Scrubbers },
journal = { International Journal of Computer Applications },
issue_date = { Jun 2019 },
volume = { 178 },
number = { 24 },
month = { Jun },
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issn = { 0975-8887 },
pages = { 15-21 },
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publisher = {Foundation of Computer Science (FCS), NY, USA},
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The newly-introduced environmental regulations regarding the fuels’ content in sulphur inside ECA zones, creates a new reality for shipping companies. In order to face this reality, the ship-owners have to choose between consuming distillate fuels or conventional fuels along with the installation of a scrubber. This multifarious problem requires the presentation of the two available means of conformity, so the reader can fully comprehend the difficulties of the issue. In the meanwhile, the majority of the published available bibliography was reviewed, regarding the environmental and economic assessment. Moving forward, a sophisticated ultra-large containership, which trades in the busiest ports of Europe and Asia, was used for assessing the economics of scrubber installation. Four possible scenarios are examined concerning the exposure time in ECA zone and different operating profiles.

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Computer Science
Information Sciences


Scrubber ECA Exhaust gas emission Low sulphur fuel oil Exhaust gas cleaning system