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 Erik Fridell,Hå,kan Salberg,et al.Measurements of Emissions to Air from a Marine Engine Fueled by Methanol[J].Journal of Marine Science and Application,2021,(1):138-143.[doi:10.1007/s11804-020-00150-6]
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Measurements of Emissions to Air from a Marine Engine Fueled by Methanol


Measurements of Emissions to Air from a Marine Engine Fueled by Methanol
Erik Fridell12 Håkan Salberg1 Kent Salo2
Erik Fridell12 Håkan Salberg1 Kent Salo2
1. IVL Swedish Environmental Research Institute, PO Box 530 21, 400 14 Gothenburg, SE, Sweden;
2. Mechanics and Maritime Sciences, Chalmers University of Technology, 412 96 Gothenburg, SE, Sweden
Marine engineMethanolShippingMarine fuelsEmissionsNitrogen oxidesParticulate matter
Emissions of exhaust gases and particulate matter from a dual fuel marine engine using methanol as fuel with marine gasoil as pilot fuel have been examined for a ferry during operation. The emission factor for nitrogen oxides is lower than what is typically found for marine gasoil but does not reach the tier III limit. The emissions of particulate matter are significantly lower than for fuel oils and similar to what is found for LNG engines. The main part of the particles can be found in the ultrafine range with the peak being at around 18 nm. About 93% of the particles are evaporated and absorbed when using a thermodenuder, and thus a large majority of the particles are volatile. Methanol is a potential future marine fuel that will reduce emissions of air pollutants and can be made as a biofuel to meet emission targets for greenhouse gases.


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Received date:2019-05-10;Accepted date:2020-07-14。
Corresponding author:Erik Fridell, erik.fridell@ivl.se
Last Update: 2021-06-10