How our sulphur oxides removal scrubber system for marine environment works?


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SOLVAir® dry Scrubber brings many advantages compared to wet scrubbers

  • Comparable SOx reduction rate

  • Higher particle removal rate (> 99 %)

  • No dry docking required for installation and combination with Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) DeNOX possible

  • Lower CAPEX and OPEX. Example: less internal power consumption (no pumps for washing water)

  • Low sensitivity to failure : negligible effect on backpressure to the engine

  • Smaller effort for maintenance and operation due to simplicity of the process and the neutrality of the sorbent

  • No effluent released to the sea

  • Residues treatment on land facilitated


IMO Key number

IMO has set a global limit for sulphur in fuel oil used on board ships to reduce the shipping’s impact on the environment.

The sulphur cap will be 0.50% m/m (mass to mass) after January 1st 2020.