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Stefania Falfari

Professoressa associata

Dipartimento di Ingegneria Industriale

Settore scientifico disciplinare: ING-IND/08 MACCHINE A FLUIDO


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SOFFHICE centers its focus on investigating the retrofit of ships, with short-distance ferries in lakes or Italian minor islands serving as real case studies. The project's dual-fold integration goal strives to maximize ICE efficiency and minimize emissions during open-sea navigation, while emphasizing SOFC operation in ports and coastal areas to reduce pollutants (nitrogen oxides, sulphur oxides, particulate).

The project's roadmap includes the design of a SOFC+ICE ferry through a comprehensive feasibility study. Partners will model and study the interaction of the two technologies, considering thermodynamics and control aspects. The analysis aims to investigate a variety of scenarios involving different fuel feedings, from natural gas to hydrogen, methanol, and ammonia.

In this framework, UniBO will perform a caracterization of the ICE module in the SOFC+ICE system by means a self-developed 0D engine model combined with chemical kinetics simulations.

Pubblicato il: 16 febbraio 2024