MC8: Applications of Accelerators, Technology Transfer, Industrial Relations and Outreach
U08 Environment
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THVIR14 Development of a Hybrid Electron Accelerator System for the Treatment of Marine Diesel Exhaust Gases 80
  • T. Torims, K. Kravalis, G. Pikurs, A. Ruse
    Riga Technical University, Riga, Latvia
  • A.G. Chmielewski, A. Pawelec, Z. Zimek
    Institute of Nuclear Chemistry and Technology, Warsaw, Poland
  • G. Mattausch
    Fraunhofer FEP, Dresden, Germany
  • M. Vretenar
    CERN, Meyrin, Switzerland
  Funding: This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 Research and Innovation programme under Grant Agreement No 730871
Project seeks to tackle the shipping industry’s most pressing problem, its large-scale emissions of SOx, NO and PM, by developing a hybrid exhaust gas-cleaning technology that combines an EB accelerator with improved wet-scrubbing technology. It is unique - in a single technological system - addresses all three types of emissions simultaneously. It promises to be cheaper and more efficient than existing solutions. There are two main stages involved: 1) SO2 and NOx oxidation during irradiation of wet gases by the EB from the accelerator and 2) the pollution products absorption into aqueous solution. For the very first time, test trials in the real maritime environment where conducted and attracted interest of maritime industry, policy makers and accelerator community. Proof-of-Concept clearly confirmed potential of this accelerator technology and formed basis for the full-scale project where this hybrid system will be applied to the sea-going ferry on the regular traffic. Considering that this project is of highest relevance to the accelerator community at large, we will be happy to present it and disseminate its promising results along with the related unfolding activities.
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About • paper received ※ 01 June 2020       paper accepted ※ 11 June 2020       issue date ※ 25 June 2020  
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THVIR15 Accelerators for Applications in Energy and Nuclear Waste Transmutation 86
  • A. Fabich
    EBG MedAustron, Wr. Neustadt, Austria
  • H. Aït Abderrahim, U. Dorda, D. Vandeplassche
    SCK•CEN, Mol, Belgium
  Accelerator Driven Systems (ADS) is a concept using high power proton accelerators in energy production and nuclear waste transmutation. Amongst typical beam performance requirements, the operational reliability of the accelerator is exceptionally demanding. The advantages and challenges of different driver options, like cyclotrons and linacs, are evaluated and worldwide design studies are summarized. The MYRRHA design is based on a 600 MeV superconducting proton linac. The first stage towards its realization was recently approved to be constructed by SCK•CEN in Belgium. The 100 MeV linac will serve as technology demonstrator for MYRRHA as well as driver for independent two target stations, one for fusion material research and one for research and medical isotope production. MYRRHA in its final implementation is envisaged as an international collaboration.  
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About • paper received ※ 29 May 2020       paper accepted ※ 25 July 2020       issue date ※ 09 October 2020  
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