A comprehensive system for the removal of Sulphur from heavy fuel oil (HFO) such that it becomes compliant with IMO regulation on the maximum allowable level of Sulphur permitted both for open ocean and environment control areas (ECA) after January 1, 2020.
Fully Patented system covering both the design and the system operation utilizing a proprietary reaction core technology De-Sul® uniquely separates the Sulphur carrying compounds from the Fuel oil and binds it into an easily isolated material.
With impending IMO rules on allowable Sulphur content in exhaust gas from all ships above 500 gross tons, the search for efficient and cost effective systems to permit high Sulphur bunkers to be used has reached a new level of urgency. The adoption of a 0.5% open ocean maximum Sulphur content by 2020 is forcing ship owners to address this problem at once.
Options like burning Marine Gas Oil (MGO) or Marine Diesel Oil (MDO) will basically double the fuel cost for most ships. The other popular option is to install scrubbers(costing millions of dollars per unit) which will take the Sulphur out of the exhaust gas before it is discharged to the atmosphere But may still discharge the sulphur into the ocean.