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

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.
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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)

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Statiflo International Ltd

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 209 519

EDUR-Pumpenfabrik Eduard Redlien GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 172 352

Hydro-Eco-Invest Spolka z ograniczona odpowiedzialnoscia

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 133 645

StoGda Ship Design & Engineering Sp. z o.o.

Poland

EU Contribution

€ 102 750

FARSTAD SHIPPING ASA

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 24 274

TEKNOLOGISK INSTITUTT AS

Norway

EU Contribution

€ 25 370

CHALMERS TEKNISKA HOEGSKOLA AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 17 153

LABOR SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 14 114

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 232116

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 September 2009

  • End date

    30 November 2011

Funded under:

FP7-SME

  • Overall budget:

    € 1 404 426,50

  • EU contribution

    € 1 055 196

Coordinated by:

NORMEX AS

Norway