Special Issue "Decarbonization of Ship Power Plants"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 January 2022.
Interests: Application of Alternative Marine Fuels; Decarbonization Technologies for a Ship Power Plants; Energy Efficiency Analysis of a Ships Cogeneration Systems; Parametric Analysis of a Energy Efficiency and Ecological Parameters of Ships Combined Power Systems
The problem of decarbonization is as relevant for the maritime sector as it is for land transport, which is a major air pollutant. In the future, the environmental impact from ships will increase due to an expansion in the global fleet and the associated consumption, almost exclusively, of fossil fuels. Accordingly, the International Maritime Organization adopted amendments to MARPOL 73/78, which introduced the CO2 emission limitation indicator—the Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI). EEDI also serves as an indicator of a ship's energy efficiency. The regulated improvement in the short term EEDI of 20-30% allows for the implementation of a wide range of innovative technologies that provide: reduction of resistance to movement, cogeneration and trigeneration of secondary heat sources, effective use of unconventional and alternative fuels (including natural gas, synthetic alcohols, hydrogen, ammonium), improvement in propulsion of ships by sources of alternative energy such as wind power (Magnus effect, for instance), solar power, etc. Achieving a synergistic effect by the application of innovations provides a systematic approach to the multilevel parametric optimization of the indicators of systems and power plants of a ship.
The Special Issue is focused on a broad presentation of the results of scientific research, design- technological and regulatory decisions related to the above-mentioned aspects of the problem.
Prof. Dr. Sergejus Lebedevas
Manuscript Submission Information
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- energy efficiency
- main and auxiliary engines
- cogeneration systems
- alternative fuels
- ship propulsion
- parametric optimization
- CO2 standardization methodology