Encyclopedia of Ocean Engineering

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Human Factors in the Role of Energy Efficiency

  • Wenxiang Wu
  • Wengang MaoEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-10-6963-5_254-1



Energy is an important source for economic and social development in the world. It is even more indispensable in today’s fast-growing transportation industry. With the development of transportation in the past few decades, carbon dioxide emissions have increased significantly. The shortage of energy and the emission of waste heat from waste gas have intensified, making the importance and necessity of energy saving and emission reduction of ships particularly remarkable (ABS 2015). According to the main factors affecting ship energy consumption and emission reduction, some methods for energy saving and emission reduction of ships can be divided into ship design, construction, operation, and management (Bailou 2013). In addition to the technical development of those energy efficiency measures, how much benefits of installing an...

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.National Center of Water Transport SafetyWuhan University of TechnologyWuhanChina
  2. 2.Department of Mechanics and Maritime SciencesChalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden

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  • Wengang Mao
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  1. 1.Chalmers University of TechnologyGothenburgSweden