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Study of the on-route operation of a waste heat recoverysystem in a passenger vessel
Lund University.
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.ORCID iD: 0000-0003-0372-7195
Linnaeus University, Faculty of Technology, Kalmar Maritime Academy.
Lund University.
2015 (English)In: Clean, Efficient and Affordable Energy for a Sustainable Future / [ed] Yan, J; Shamim, T; Chou, SK; Li, H, Elsevier, 2015, Vol. 75, 1646-1653 p.Conference paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

Waste heat recovery systems for power generation are gaining interest among the marine transport sector as asolution to accomplish the upcoming more restrictive regulations on emissions and to reduce the total fuelconsumption. In this paper we evaluate how a waste heat recovery system based on a regenerative organic Rankinecycle (rORC) could improve the performance of a passenger vessel. The case study is based on the M/S BirkaStockholm cruise ship, which covers a daily route between Stockholm (Sweden) and Mariehamn (Finland).Experimental data on exhaust gas temperatures, fuel consumption and electricity demand on board were logged for aperiod of four weeks. Based on the optimal fluid and configuration obtained in a previous work, an off-design modelof a rORC working with benzene was used to estimate the power production at the different load conditions during aport-to-port trip of the vessel. The power generation curve of the rORC over time was compared to that of theelectricity demand of the ship. Results showed that the rORC could provide up to 16% of the total power demand.However, this value should be corrected if the auxiliary engines load is reduced as a consequence of the partialcoverage of the electricity demand by the ORC.

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Elsevier, 2015. Vol. 75, 1646-1653 p.
, Energy Procedia, ISSN 1876-6102 ; 75
Keyword [en]
cruise vessel; waste heat recovery; organic rankine cycle; off-design
National Category
Marine Engineering
Research subject
Shipping, Maritime Science
URN: urn:nbn:se:lnu:diva-45752DOI: 10.1016/j.egypro.2015.07.400ISI: 000361030002073OAI: diva2:846932
The 7th International Conference on Applied Energy (ICAE2015), Clean, Efficient and Affordable Energy for a Sustainable Future
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