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Reagent for marine scrubbers

Reagent for marine scrubbers

Sulfur pollutes the environment through the formation of sulfur dioxide SO2, which originates from the burning of heavy fuels. Marine vessels faced strict legislation on 1 January 2015, when the limits were set for sulfur oxides (SOx) in so-called Sulfur Emission Control Areas (SECAs). From 1 January 2020, other areas outside the SECAs must comply with these new regulations too. In order to do that, ship owners need to adjust the fuel and to clean the exhaust gases from their vessels with marine gas scrubbers.

Marine gas scrubbers are the solution to prevent sulfur pollution

Through exhaust gas cleaning systems (EGCS), also called marine gas scrubbers, the exhaust gases can be cleaned to prevent pollution. However, open-loop marine scrubbers continue to be banned in many countries. Therefore hybrid and closed-loop scrubbers are becoming more popular solutions, because they are in compliance with IMO 2020. In those devices an alkali solution is applied for neutralization of acidic SOx gases.

The advantages of magnesium hydroxide for marine gas scrubbers

Natural magnesium hydroxide MagTreat-S is a safe and efficient alkali for application in exhaust gas cleaners on ships. The advantages of these marine scrubbers are:

  • Saves storage space onboard
  • Exempted from REACH registration
  • Safe for the crew and environment
  • The most cost-effective alkali compared to others
  • Ecological, non-corrosive product with low carbon footprint
  • Available as ready-to-apply stabilized suspension with the highest solids content – 65%

One need 25-30% less volume of MagTreat-S in comparison with hazardous caustic soda, the main alkali used in marine scrubbers.

Choose for a supplier with a quick and reliable delivery

We work directly with the manufacturer and can guarantee stable prices for our customers across the world. MagTreat-S can be quickly delivered within Europe due to improved production facilities network. Therefore Europiren B.V. offers you great availability and reliable delivery times. On top of that you can count on High-quality technical support from our specialists and our R&D department. Do you have any questions or requests? Contact us by sending an email to info@europiren.com. Of course it is also possible to call +31 (0) 10 350 6206.


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