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NOx emission regulations and its practicality in current Maritime shipping market scenario: A Marine Superintendent’s perspective

Discussion started by Admin Sailor 6 years ago

There is a new study from researchers of the University of Gothenburg, Chalmers University of Technology, the University of Delaware and the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies.

Carbon dioxide and other gases, such as the sulphur and nitrogen emitted by the shipping industry, cause acidification by dissolving into the ocean and creating weak carbonic acid, sulphuric acid or nitric acid respectively.

Over time this can have a devastating impact on ecosystems. The study shows that acidification from shipping can during the summer equals that from carbon dioxide.

“Global shipping has emitted acidifying compounds for decades without emissions controls,” added James J. Corbett, professor of marine policy in the University of Delaware’s College of Earth, Ocean, and Environment. “Only recently have regulatory standards set limits on ship emissions.”

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