Measures to reduce discharges and emissions
Book chapter, 2016

Discharges and émissions from shipping can be reduced through different technical measures, many of which apply similar principies, e.g., filtration or absorption. Ballast water treatment systems can be used to limit the spread of invasive species. Selective catalytic reduction units and exhaust gas recirculation can be used to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions, and scrubbers and diesel particulate filters can be used to reduce sulphur dioxide and particle emissions. The restoration or remediation of natural environments may also be required after large oil spills. Possible remediation methods include booms, mechanical techniques and dispersant chemicals. These and several additional technical measures to reduce discharges and emissions are described in this chapter, including measures to reduce the impact of the infrastructure related to the shipping industry.

Discharges

Marine spatial planning

Abatement techniques

Emissions

Author

Magda Wilewska-Bien

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Fredrik Lindgren

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

M. Magnusson

Volvo Group

Maria Zetterdahl

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Kent Salo

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Cecilia Gabrielii

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Lena Granhag

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Selma Brynolf

Chalmers, Shipping and Marine Technology, Maritime Environmental Sciences

Shipping and the Environment: Improving Environmental Performance in Marine Transportation

341-396

Subject Categories

Marine Engineering

Environmental Sciences

DOI

10.1007/978-3-662-49045-7_11

ISBN

9783662490457

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Latest update

11/15/2018