Green shipping-multifunctional marine scrubbers for emission control : silencing effect

D’Amore, Giada Kyaw Oo and Biot, Marco and Mauro, Francesco and Kašpar, Jan (2021) Green shipping-multifunctional marine scrubbers for emission control : silencing effect. Applied Sciences, 11 (19). 9079. ISSN 2076-3417

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    Scrubber systems abate the sulphur oxide emissions of engines when cheap fuel oils that are high in sulphur content are employed as combustibles. However, the ships with these voluminous devices installed on board is space demanding. This work analyses the feasibility of incorporating the acoustic abatement of the exhaust gas noise functionality into the scrubber design to provide a combined scrubber–silencer system. For this purpose, a finite element analysis is performed on a simple expansion chamber, which is assessed using both analytical and experimental data. The transmission loss is the acoustic parameter chosen in this work. The numerical model depicts a good correlation with the transmission loss measured on a model scale scrubber. Finally, scrubber geometry modifications alter the transmission loss, changing and/or enhancing its featuring. These abilities indicate the feasibility to confer to scrubber silencing effects.

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    D’Amore, Giada Kyaw Oo, Biot, Marco, Mauro, Francesco ORCID logoORCID: and Kašpar, Jan;