Marine Research Group
Maritime noxious emissions and their negative effect on the environment and ecosystem health, coupled with volatile fuel oil prices, has increase the relevance for creating and understanding energy efficient technologies on board vessels. A holistic view is required to quantify the true effect of technologies as well as their knock down effect on the ship systems. Also of high relevance for the ship efficiency is its own energy cycle: demand, production, supply, consumption and waste. My research is focused in modelling the contemporary and future energy efficiency technologies for its use on board commercial ships, as well as understanding the energy flow on board. Particular interest is given into waste energy recovery technologies – such as organic Rankine cycle and turbocompound systems – under realistic operating conditions.