Increasingly ship operators are under pressure to respond to demanding environmental regulations, e.g. ballast water treatment. Often these problems must be solved by some retrofitting activity, like installation of a treatment unit. As most applicable technologies are quite new, a decision is difficult to make. The whole life-cycle must be considered, not just initial investment and operating cost. This requires a detailed analysis of the retrofitting process. Our approach uses production simulation to determine actual exchanges with the environment and resulting overall cost. The method shall enable stakeholders of retrofitting projects to take an informed decision among implementation alternatives and strategies. It also provides another perspective to judge the feasibility of greening technologies, in particular from an environmental view.
|Title of host publication||12th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries, Cortona, 15-17 April 2013|
|Place of Publication||Harburg|
|Publication status||Published - 15 Apr 2013|
|Event||12th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries - Cortona, Italy|
Duration: 15 Apr 2013 → 17 Apr 2013
|Conference||12th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries|
|Abbreviated title||COMPIT 2013|
|Period||15/04/13 → 17/04/13|
- ship operators
- environmental regulations
- ballast water treatment
- greening technologies
- marine vessels
- life cycle assessment
Koch, T., Zhou, P., & Blanco Davis, E. (2013). Analysis of economic and environmental performance of retrofits using simulation. In V. Bertram (Ed.), 12th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries, Cortona, 15-17 April 2013 (pp. 225-237).