Journal of Marine Science and Application

, Volume 17, Issue 1, pp 122–130 | Cite as

Analysis of Efficiency of the Ship Propulsion System with Thermochemical Recuperation of Waste Heat

  • Oleksandr CherednichenkoEmail author
  • Serhiy Serbin
Research Article


One of the basic ways to reduce polluting emissions of ship power plants is application of innovative devices for on-board energy generation by means of secondary energy resources. The combined gas turbine and diesel engine plant with thermochemical recuperation of the heat of secondary energy resources has been considered. It is suggested to conduct the study with the help of mathematical modeling methods. The model takes into account basic physical correlations, material and thermal balances, phase equilibrium, and heat and mass transfer processes. The paper provides the results of mathematical modeling of the processes in a gas turbine and diesel engine power plant with thermochemical recuperation of the gas turbine exhaust gas heat by converting a hydrocarbon fuel. In such a plant, it is possible to reduce the specific fuel consumption of the diesel engine by 20%. The waste heat potential in a gas turbine can provide efficient hydrocarbon fuel conversion at the ratio of powers of the diesel and gas turbine engines being up to 6. When the diesel engine and gas turbine operate simultaneously with the use of the LNG vapor conversion products, the efficiency coefficient of the plant increases by 4%–5%.


Liquefied natural gas Thermochemical heat recovery Gas turbine engine Diesel engine Boil-off gas Efficiency 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Mechanical Engineering InstituteAdmiral Makarov National University of ShipbuildingMykolaivUkraine

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