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IJME 256

Paper title: Computational Fluid Dynamics Analysis of NOx and Other Pollutants in the MAN B&W 7S50MC Marine Engine and Effect of EGR and Water Addition



M I Lamas; C G Rodríguez and H P Aas. Universidade da Coruña, Spain 


Marine engines represent a significant contribution to global emissions. In order to overcome this problem, a great attention was given to reduce their exhaust emissions in the last years, and marine engines have to adapt to regional, national and international restrictions. In this regard, the purpose of this paper is to develop a numerical model to study NOx (oxides of nitrogen) and other pollutants in engines. EGR and water addition were studied too as measures to reduce NOx. The main advantage of this study is that it provides a cheap and fast method to analyze emissions, contrary to experimental setups which are too expensive and laborious. Particularly, a commercial marine engine was analyzed and validated with experimental data. Results showed that increasing EGR and water addition leads to reduce NOx, but increase carbon monoxide and unburnt hydrocarbons due to an incomplete combustion.


Transactions RINA, Vol 155, Part A2, International Journal Maritime Engineering, Apr-Jun 2013 

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