- Synthesis and fabrication of V-W-TiO2 fibers in different morphologies and functionalization
- Characterization of the materials with respect of the De-Nox reaction
- Modeling of the fluid dynamic inside the reactor and optimization of the design
- Design of the control system for optimal operation of the reactor
- Optimization of the electrospinning deposition technology for production of functionalized catalyst fibers
- Implementation of a pilot application of size about 50x50x25 cm and testing in a test bench
- Validation of the technology and evaluation of scalability
- Reduce the size and weight of the De-NOx SCR of 50% with respect to state of the art SCR, for installation and retrofit in existing ships, and for possible integration into De-Sox units.
- Reduce the consumption, need of purchase and costs of reactant (ammonia or urea) of 20%.
- Reduce the installation costs of 20%.
- Reduce operation and maintenance costs of 15%.
WP1 – Definition of specifications
- Blueship requirements
- Blueship specifications and layout
WP2 – Synthesis and fabrication of catalyst fibers
- Best performing fiber morphology
- Preliminary results of catalysis character
- Effect of fiber orientation on the catalytic performances
- Optimal fiber definition and results of catalytic characterization
The monolithic design currently in use for SCR implies a very large volume of reaction and heterogeneous reaction yields and rates in the different parts of the reactor.
The Electrospun fibers allow achieving a dramatic increase of the exposed active area in the SCR reactor, higher yield of the NH3-NoX reaction and optimization of the fluid-dynamics and gas conversion. This will in turn make it possible to achieve: a reduction of the size and weight of the De-NOx SCR of 50% with respect to state of the art SCR, for installation and retrofit in existing ships and for possible integration into De-Sox units; reduce the consumption, need of purchase and costs of reactant (ammonia or urea) of 20%; reduce the installation costs of 20%; reduce operation and maintenance costs of 15%.