DuPont Brings Innovation to the Marine Scrubber Marketplace


By MarEx 2016-08-31 15:57:34

DuPont, through its subsidiary Belco Technologies Corporation (BELCO), announces the first installations of its proprietary in-line, multi-engine marine scrubber serving three auxiliary engines on two newbuild bulk carriers.

DuPont has submitted a patent application for this innovative scrubber inlet configuration which connects multiple exhaust sources at the bottom of a single in-line scrubber tower with minimal space requirements. This proprietary design minimizes turbulence and back-pressure of entering exhaust, allowing multiple exhaust streams to take advantage of a single slim in-line scrubber tower without the need for large-footprint fans.

DuPont is showcasing its new design at the USA Pavillion, Hall B7, Booth 3.12/10 at the 2016 SMM trade fair in Hamburg, Germany, Sept.6-9, 2016.

“The DuPont™ Marine Scrubber design has always been in-line, and now we extend our low back-pressure, no-fans philosophy to the multi-stream design. This allows shippers to significantly save on footprint and can help avoid funnel modifications for retrofits” says Tom Saley, BELCO President. “We are excited to have the first of this design installed and look forward to its commissioning in early 2017.”

DuPont™ Marine Scrubbers offer in-line single-stream and multi-stream designs in Open Loop, Closed Loop, and Hybrid configurations to meet IMO Annex VI and US EPA/USCG VGP Sulphur emissions criteria.   Visit for more information.

BELCO is part of DuPont’s Clean Technologies division, applying real-world experience, history of innovation, problem-solving success, and strong brands to help organizations operate safely and with the highest level of performance, reliability, energy efficiency and environmental integrity. Our Clean Technologies portfolio includes STRATCO® alkylation technology for production of clean, high-octane gasoline; IsoTherming® hydro-processing technology for desulfurization of motor fuels; MECS® sulfuric acid production and regeneration technologies; BELCO® air quality control systems for FCC flue gas scrubbing, other refinery scrubbing applications, and marine exhaust gas cleaning systems; MECS®  DynaWave®  technology for sulfur recovery and tail gas treating solutions; and a comprehensive suite of aftermarket service and solutions offerings.   Learn more about DuPont Clean Technologies at

DuPont (NYSE: DD) has been bringing world-class science and engineering to the global marketplace in the form of innovative products, materials, and services since 1802.  The company believes that by collaborating with customers, governments, NGOs, and thought leaders we can help find solutions to such global challenges as providing enough healthy food for people everywhere, decreasing dependence on fossil fuels, and protecting life and the environment.

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