Evaluating air emission inventories and indicators from ferry vessels at ports
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This paper provides an estimation of exhaust emissions released by passenger ferries at the port-level. The methodology is based on the “full bottom-up” approach and starts by evaluating the fuel con-sumed by marine diesel engines on the basis of its individual port-activities (manoeuvring, berthing and hoteling). Specific air emissions are estimated as regards to the different propulsion sources: main engine, auxiliary engines, thrusters and boilers. The Port of Barcelona was selected as the site at which to perform the analysis, in which 25 passenger ferries operating in the Mediterranean Sea were monitored. Real-time data from the Automatic Identification System (AIS), factor emissions from engine certificates, engine loads during port time, and vessel characteristics from IHS- Sea web database were also collected for the analysis. The research findings will improve our understanding of local pollution at port-cities and help to derive appropriate measures to improve air quality.
CitationDe Melo, G., Murcia, J., Martín, E., Sauri, S. Evaluating air emission inventories and indicators from ferry vessels at ports. A: International conference on marine navigation and safety on sea transportation. "Proceedings of the international conference on marine navigation and safety of sea transportation TRANSNAV 2017, Gdynia, Poland, 21-23 June 2017". Gdynia: CRC Press/Balkema, 2017, p. 111-118.