Lindert van Biert

Lindert is an assistant professor at the Maritime and Transport Technology department of Delft University of Technology. His research focusses on characterisation, modelling, simulation and application of marine power and propulsion systems, and the adoption, storage and bunkering of renewable fuels. Lindert holds a Master’s in mechanical engineering and obtained his PhD on his dissertation titled “Solid oxide fuel cells for ships: system integration concepts with reforming and thermal cycles”.

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Waste heat recovery on dredging vessels

Limiting global warming requires the maritime sector to transition to a more efficient and sustainable operation. Reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, such as carbon dioxide and methane is vital to limit the global temperature rise (IPCC, 2021). Several legislative initiatives are in effect or are being discussed, including the IMO GHG strategy and the FuelEU Maritime initiative. This article discusses the potential of waste heat recovery (WHR) technologies to reduce the fuel consumption of dredging vessels. Available WHR technologies are compared based on working principle and operational performance for different types and ratings of internal combustion engines.

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