Analysis of economic and environmental performance of retrofits using simulation

Thomas Koch, Peilin Zhou, Eduardo Blanco Davis

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication12th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries, Cortona, 15-17 April 2013
EditorsVolker Bertram
Place of PublicationHarburg
Pages225-237
Publication statusPublished - 15 Apr 2013
Event12th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries - Cortona, Italy
Duration: 15 Apr 201317 Apr 2013
http://compit.hiper-conf.info/

Conference

Conference12th International Conference on Computer Applications and Information Technology in the Maritime Industries
Abbreviated titleCOMPIT 2013
CountryItaly
CityCortona
Period15/04/1317/04/13
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Keywords

  • ship operators
  • environmental regulations
  • ballast water treatment
  • retrofitting
  • greening technologies
  • cost
  • marine vessels
  • life cycle assessment

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    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).