Closed-loop scrubber technology is a market-proven and environmentally sound solution. The research and analyst firm CE Delft, specializing in assessing innovative solutions for environmental problems, has conducted a study comparing CO2 emissions from producing and installing scrubbers with CO2 emissions from producing and using refined marine fuel. To this comparison, CE Delft could conclude that scrubbers result in a 1.5-3 % rise in CO2 emissions for various relevant ships. Concurrently, using low sulfur fuel results in a 1-25 % rise in CO2 emissions. Consequently, scrubbers have a significantly lower carbon footprint than alternative fuel options.
On that account, you obtain a long-term sustainable solution, which is always compliant, cost-effective, and durable. Read more about the differences between open-loop scrubbers, closed-loop scrubbers, and hybrid scrubbers.
By implementing a closed-loop scrubber, you embark on an improved future and take an active role in reducing world pollution. Lowering SOx emissions will benefit the environment and all people and wildlife. This will primarily help the people living in port cities and coastal areas of Asia-Pacific, Africa, and Latin America. The IMO 2020 sulfur cap will deliver a 77 % decrease in overall sulfur oxide emissions from ships, corresponding to a yearly drop of approximately 8.5 million metric tons of SOx emissions. Moreover, particulate matter (PM), which are small harmful particles formed once the fuel is burned, is also reduced. As a result, the cases of several severe diseases, such as strokes, asthma, lung cancer, and cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases, are expected to decrease significantly. Lastly, reducing SOx emissions is also expected to prevent acid rain and ocean acidification and improve the conditions for crops, forests, and aquatic species.
A closed-loop scrubber can be installed as a new system or by retrofitting open-loop scrubbers to closed-loop scrubbers. Learn more about open-loop to closed-loop conversion here.