Guide to Marine Scrubbers (eBook)

Published Date

December 2018

Guide to Marine Scrubbers (eBook)

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Updated to MEPC 73 (October 2018), this essential guide contains comprehensive information about marine scrubbers, including current regulations and guidelines, details of monitoring, enforcement and penalties, and up-to-date overviews of the scrubber systems currently on the market.

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This publication from Witherby Publishing Group is a valuable resource that will assist shipowners and operators in complying with the 2020 global sulphur in marine fuel regulations.




Chapter 1 Introduction to the Use of Scrubbers 1

Chapter 2 IMO Regulations and Guidelines 4

Global Legislation 4

Regional IMO Legislation 6

The Baltic Sea SOx ECA (NOx ECA from January 2021) 8

The North Sea SOx ECA (NOx ECA from January 2021) 8

The North American SOx/NOx ECA 8

The United States Caribbean Sea SOx/NOx ECA 10

The 2015 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems 12

Chapter 3 Domestic Legislation 14

China Territorial Waters, Hong Kong and Taiwan 14

Zhujiang (Pearl River) Delta 14

Yangtze River Delta 16

Bohai Rim Waters 18

Timeline of Chinese Domestic Emission Control Areas 20

Hong Kong 20

Taiwan 21

The European Union 21

Directive 2012/33/EU 21

California State Legislation 22

Australia 25

Turkey 25

Panama Canal 26

Legislation for the Discharge of Waste 26

The Port Reception Facilities (PRF) Directive (2000/59/EC) 26

Chapter 4 Factors Influencing the Choice of Scrubber 30

Costs 30

Route 30

Ship Type and Space Available Onboard 31

Energy Requirements 34

Maintenance Available and System Support 35

Crew Training and Safety 36

Compliance 37

Incentive Schemes 38

Environmental Ship Index (ESI) 38

The Green Award 38

The Clean Shipping Index (CSI) 38

GHG Emissions Rating 39

The Maritime Singapore Green Initiative 39

The Swedish Environmentally Differentiated Fairways Dues 41

Multiple Incentive Schemes 41

Chapter 5 Scrubber Technologies 43

Wet Scrubbers 43

Open loop EGCS 44

Closed loop EGCS 46

Hybrid EGCS 48

Main Components of Wet Scrubbers 50

The EGC unit or scrubber tower 50

The washwater (discharge water) treatment plant 54

The sludge handling unit 54

Configuration of the EGCS 55

Single stream/line configuration – a main stream scrubber 55

Multi stream configuration – an integrated scrubber 55

Water Flow Rate 56

Chapter 6 Certification 57

The 2015 Guidelines for Exhaust Gas Cleaning Systems

(Resolution MEPC.259(68)) 57

Scheme A 58

Scheme B 59

Washwater 59

Class Society Approval 60

Chapter 7 Monitoring and Penalties 61

Monitoring Exhaust Emissions and Waste Water Quality 63

Onboard Monitoring 63

Remote Monitoring 66

Transitory Non-Compliance 66

Enforcement and Penalties 67

United States Penalties 68

Chapter 8 Data sheets for Wet Scrubbers 70

AEC Maritime Scrubber 71

Alfa Laval PureSOx 72

Andritz SeaSOx Scrubber 73

BET Maritime SOx Scrubber 74

BlueSulf EGCS 75

CleanSOx Scrubber 76

CROE Scrubber 77

ECO-EGC™ Scrubber 78

Fuji Electric SaveBlue Scrubber 79

Ionada Membrane Scrubber™ 80

LAB DeepBlueLAB SOx™ EGCS 81

Langh Tech Scrubber 82


Mitsubishi Active Funnel SOx Scrubber 84

Pacific Green Technologies ENVI-Marine™ Scrubber 85

PaSOx™ Scrubber 86

PureteQ Maritime Turbo Scrubber 87


Viswa Scrubber 89

Wärtsilä SOx Scrubber 90

Yara Marine Scrubber 91


Title: Guide to Marine Scrubbers (eBook)
Product Code: WS1572EA
ISBN: ISBN 13: 978-1-85609-803-8 (9781856098038), ISBN 10: 1-85609-803-6 (1856098036)
Published Date: December 2018
Binding Format: Hardback
Book Height: 210 mm
Book Width: 150 mm
Book Spine: 15 mm

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