The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has decided to introduce a maritime law requiring vessels to reduce their Sulphur Oxides (SOx) emission in certain waters worldwide. A global 0.5% Sulphur cap in 2020 will have a positive effect on the air we breathe and the environment. (Corbett et al. 2007)
Studies have shown that there is enough supply of required fuel oil and suitable abatement technologies to help all ships comply with global legislation.
Kamelia Cleantech has successfully removed SOx from over 55 vessel exhausts to date and have a vast experience in retrofitting scrubbers from both technical and commercial perspectives. Applying our scrubber systems enable vessels to comply with current and future emission standards.
Sulphur Oxides (SOx) are created from the burning of fossil fuel with sulphur in diesel engines. SOx disrupt the world’s ecosystems and cause many deaths every year. With ships being the heavy emitters of SOx, the implementation of 0.5% Sulphur Cap on 2020 will save thousands of lives every year.
The scrubber technology works by spraying “scrubbing cloud” water to a dirty exhaust gas steam once it enters the scrubber body either through a separate venturi or a pre-treatment chamber. Seawater is used in the scrubbing process for Sulphur reduction and cooling down the exhaust gases. The SOx react with the water and forms dilute sulphuric acid (pH between 2.4...4). Scrubbers operate in different types of loops or modes: open or closed. Kamelia Cleantech offers three different kind of scrubbing systems including open loop, hybrid (combination of open and closed loop) and hybrid ready (open loop that can be converted in to a hybrid system).Talk to Our Scrubber Experts!