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Particle emissions from ships at berth using heavy fuel oil


Chu, TV and Rainey, T and Ristovski, Z and Pourkhesalian, AM and Garaniya, V and Abbassi, R and Yang, L and Brown, RJ, Particle emissions from ships at berth using heavy fuel oil, IAMU AGA 17 Proceedings, 26-29 October 2016, Haiphong, Vietnam, pp. 235-243. ISBN 978-604-937-120-2 (2016) [Refereed Conference Paper]

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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.

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Item Type:Refereed Conference Paper
Keywords:on-board ship emission measurement, heavy fuel oil, fuel sulphur content, particle number emission factor, particulate matter emission factor, HFO composition
Research Division:Engineering
Research Group:Automotive engineering
Research Field:Automotive combustion and fuel engineering
Objective Division:Transport
Objective Group:Environmentally sustainable transport activities
Objective Field:Environmentally sustainable transport activities not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Garaniya, V (Dr Vikram Garaniya)
UTAS Author:Abbassi, R (Dr Rouzbeh Abbassi)
ID Code:112839
Year Published:2016
Deposited By:NC Maritime Engineering and Hydrodynamics
Deposited On:2016-11-30
Last Modified:2017-11-01

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