In Technology Solutions for Emissions Produced by Marine Diesel & Bunker Fuel Systems, author David G. Yurth writes:
Exhaust emissions generated by shipping is one of the leading international environmental concerns.
New research shows that in one year, a single large container ship can emit cancer and asthma-causing pollutants equivalent to that of 50 million cars.
The low grade bunker fuel used by the world’s 100,000 cargo ships contains up to 2,000 times the amount of sulfur compared to diesel fuel used in automobiles and commercial trucks.
In international waters, ship emissions remain the least regulated parts of our global transportation system....
The fuel used in ships is waste oil, basically what is left over after everything else has been extracted from the crude oil refining process. It is the cheapest and most polluting fuel available and the world's 100,000 ships consume an astonishing 7.29 million barrels of it each day, or more than 84% of all exported oil production from Saudi Arabia, the world’s largest oil exporter.
Today’s cheap “bunker” oil is a grade of fuel that is heavy in sulfur. Burning it leaves a dense trail of fine soot, ozone, nitrogen- and sulfur-based pollutants.
Ships are allowed to burn fuel with much higher sulfur levels than on-road diesel or power generating systems. There are 760 million cars in the world today emitting approx 78,599 tons of Sulfur Oxides (SOx) annually.
The world's 100,000 vessels burn approximately 370 million tons of fuel per year emitting 20 million tons of Sulfur Oxides. That equates to 260 times more Sulfur Oxides being emitted by ships than the worlds entire car fleet.
One large ship alone can generate approximately 5,200 tons of Sulfur Oxide pollution in a year, meaning that just 16 of the largest ships now emit as much SOx as the world’s 760 million cars.
While it is not within the scope of this initiative to alter the regulatory environment at OMI, which has been tasked by the United Nations with controlling such things, nevertheless an integrated system of technologies has been assembled to address the primary concerns. The integrated system consists of the following elements:
· DynoValve Pro Marine System
· DynoFlo HHO Fuel Combustion Enhancement System
· Electromagnetic Fuel Oil Conditioning System
· Corona Discharge Plasma Gas Dissociation System
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