Feasibility Analysis of the Effects of Scrubber Installation on Ships

Karatuğ Ç., Arslanoğlu Y., Guedes Soares C.

Journal of Marine Science and Engineering, vol.10, no.12, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 12
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.3390/jmse10121838
  • Journal Name: Journal of Marine Science and Engineering
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Aerospace Database, Aquatic Science & Fisheries Abstracts (ASFA), CAB Abstracts, Communication Abstracts, INSPEC, Metadex, Veterinary Science Database, Directory of Open Access Journals, Civil Engineering Abstracts
  • Keywords: emission, feasibility analysis, maritime transportation, scrubber, ship
  • Istanbul Technical University Affiliated: Yes


© 2022 by the authors.A feasibility analysis was conducted on a crude oil tanker. Differences in power generation and fuel consumption of the diesel generators based on the noon report of the specified marine vessel were analyzed for similar periods before and after the scrubber application. Accordingly, the changes in releasing amounts of emissions were calculated. Then, a financial evaluation was realized with three economic indicators. As a result of the analysis performed, it is found that the power generation and fuel consumption realized by each diesel generator are increased after scrubber application. Nevertheless, its implementation on board may be considered acceptable in light of the economic findings. However, it has been determined that scrubber implementation causes an increase in all pollutants’ amounts except SOX. Therefore, it contradicts the zero-emission ship target and decarbonization strategy stated by IMO.