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Marine engines represent a significant contribution to global emissions. In order to overcome this problem, a great attention was given to reduce their exhaust emissions in the last years, and marine engines have to adapt to regional, national and international restrictions. In this regard, the purpose of this paper is to develop a numerical model to study NOx (oxides of nitrogen) and other pollutants in engines. EGR and water addition were studied too as measures to reduce NOx. The main advantage of this study is that it provides a cheap and fast method to analyze emissions, contrary to experimental setups which are too expensive and laborious. Particularly, a commercial marine engine was analyzed and validated with experimental data. Results showed that increasing EGR and water addition leads to reduce NOx, but increase carbon monoxide and unburnt hydrocarbons due to an incomplete combustion.