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Particle emissions from ships at berth using heavy fuel oil

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posted on 2023-05-23, 11:36 authored by Chu, TV, Rainey, T, Ristovski, Z, Pourkhesalian, AM, Vikrambhai GaraniyaVikrambhai Garaniya, Rouzbeh AbbassiRouzbeh Abbassi, Yang, L, Brown, RJ
In this study, the composition of exhaust from a marine diesel auxiliary engine running on Heavy Fuel Oil (HFO) on-board a large cargo vessel was investigated. Measurements of particle number and size distributions in the range 5-1000 nm and gaseous emissions of O2, CO, CO2, SO2 and NOx were undertaken. The measurements were performed on two large cargo ships at berth and during travel. Measurements were also carried out on auxiliary engines of two ships when they were at berth. Data on engine power, engine revolution, fuel oil consumption, intercooled air temperature, scavenging air pressure, cooling fresh water and exhaust gas temperature were measured using instrumentation of the ship. Results showed that emission factors (g/kWh) are higher than that of previous studies for SO2. This may be due to the high sulphur content of fuel. Particle number size distribution was observed to be the highest around 35-45 nm in diameter, and the particle number remarkably decreased during higher engine load conditions.


International Association of Maritime Universities


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IAMU AGA 17 Proceedings






Australian Maritime College


Vietnam Maritime University

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IAMU AGA 17 - Working together: the key way to enhance the quality of maritime education, training and research

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Haiphong, Vietnam

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