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Development of innovative and sustainable technology for control of marine biofouling on heat exchangers of vessels with ozone technology

Objective

The objective of the proposed project is development of a cost effective and sustainable seawater treatment system to control accumulation of marine organisms on heat exchangers of vessels by applying ozone technology. To maximize the dispersion in the seawater and achieve effective contact between water and ozone, there is a need to develop a novel ozone injection and dispersion unit. In addition, an intelligent process control unit will be developed in order to control the ozone dose and make the treatment system cost effective. To create this technological capability, new scientific knowledge will be acquired and applied to specific development routes. Marine bio-fouling is a major problem for materials in constant contact with seawater. For vessels, the need for sustainable and cost effective biofouling control technology is growing as existing methods are either inefficient or under environmental scrutiny. The demand for a cost effective and environmentally friendly technology for mitigation of biofoulig on heat exchangers of vessels is particularly gaining ground as accumulation of marine organisms has impact on the proper functioning of engines and other appliances on board that need constant and proper cooling, and on the safety of the vessel. However, the European and global equipment market for equipment needed for mitigation of marine biofouling is dominated by products from Europe’s major global economic partners due to their superior R&D. To respond to this challenge and enhance our competitive position in the home market and globally, the SME partners of the proposed project from four European countries have therefore agreed to develop an innovative and cost effective method for control of biofouling on heat exchangers with the support of scientific knowledge through Research for the Benefit of SMEs.

Field of science

  • /social sciences/economics and business/business and management/commerce

Call for proposal

FP7-SME-2008-1
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Funding Scheme

BSG-SME - Research for SMEs

Coordinator

NORMEX AS
Address
Borgundfjordveien 80
6017 Alesund
Norway
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
EU contribution
€ 356 019
Administrative Contact
Stig Ove Johansen (Mr.)

Participants (8)

Statiflo International Ltd
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 209 519
Address
Wood Street
SK11 6JQ Macclesfield
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Philip Page (Mr.)
EDUR-Pumpenfabrik Eduard Redlien GmbH & Co. KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 172 352
Address
Hamburger Chaussee 148-152
24113 Kiel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Glenny Holdhof (Dr.)
Hydro-Eco-Invest Spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia
Poland
EU contribution
€ 133 645
Address
Ulica Zamcowa 8A
44 109 Gliwice
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andrzej Mika (Mr.)
StoGda Ship Design & Engineering Sp. z o.o.
Poland
EU contribution
€ 102 750
Address
Ulica Otominska 25B
80 178 Gdansk
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Tadeusz Kuczkowski (Mr.)
FARSTAD SHIPPING ASA
Norway
EU contribution
€ 24 274
Address
Notenesgate 14
6001 Alesund
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Arild Egeness (Mr.)
TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS
Norway
EU contribution
€ 25 370
Address
Kabelgaten 2
N-0580 Oslo
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Asbjorn Rune Ousland (Mr.)
CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 17 153
Address
-
41296 Goeteborg
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Birgitta Oscár (Ms.)
LABOR SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 14 114
Address
Via Della Scrofa 117
00186 Roma
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Cristina Torrisi (Ms.)