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Heißgasprüfstand für saubere Schifffahrt

Hot gas test rig for clean marine engines

© Institut für Technische Verbrennung
Team:  M.Sc. Dipl.-Ing. (FH) Markus Höltermann, Jan Wichmar, M. Sc.
Year:  2015
Duration:  until 2019
Further information

The European project HERCULES-2 is a research and development programme for new technologies for ship engines under the title: "Fuel flexible, near-zero emissions, adaptive performance marine engine". In work package group 4 “Near-Zero Emissions Engines”, the reduction of nitric oxides by means of SCR-systems is studied.
The synthesis of ammonia from aqueous urea solution is studied within a subproject at ITV. The whole process chain is studied by means of a modular hot gas test rig, which offers a wide range of operation and allows investigations under pressure. For this various (laser-) optical measurement methods are applied, e.g. particle image velocimetry (PIV) to obtain velocity vector fields, phase-Doppler anemometry (PDA) to measure droplet spectra and shadowgraphy techniques to characterize sprays.