In several ways, shipping has clear environmental advantages: Infrastructure requirements are very small compared to land-based modes, and comparatively little energy is needed for the propulsion of ships. While it cannot be expected that the thermal efficiency of the main engine can be substantially improved, the energy use for the entire drive assembly with auxiliary systems still shows some significant saving potential. An absorption Cooling system is proposed within this project that uses waste heat from the ship's engine to provide refrigeration or cooling. It will be shown that both the exhaust gas energy and the waste heat from charge cooling could be used in absorption cooling systems to generate cold.
Funding SchemeEAW - Exploratory awards