1. Synthesis and fabrication of V-W-TiO2 fibers in different morphologies and functionalization
  2. Characterization of the materials with respect of the De-Nox reaction
  3. Modeling of the fluid dynamic inside the reactor and optimization of the design
  4. Design of the control system for optimal operation of the reactor
  5. Optimization of the electrospinning deposition technology for production of functionalized catalyst fibers
  6. Implementation of a pilot application of size about 50x50x25 cm and testing in a test bench
  7. Validation of the technology and evaluation of scalability

  1. 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.
  2. Reduce the consumption, need of purchase and costs of reactant (ammonia or urea) of 20%.
  3. Reduce the installation costs of 20%.
  4. 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%.