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Owing to the gradual implementation of emission control zone (ECA) regulations, feasible technology for the surveillance of compliance with respect to fuel sulfur content is in high demand. We presented shore-based MAX-DOAS measurements of ship-emitted SO2 and NO2 under different traffic conditions. The results of this study indicate that this technique has high potential as a fast and accurate way to surveil ship emissions and fuel sulfur content.
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ACP | Articles | Volume 19, issue 21
Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13611–13626, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13611-2019

Special issue: Shipping and the Environment – From Regional to Global...

Atmos. Chem. Phys., 19, 13611–13626, 2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-13611-2019

Research article 11 Nov 2019

Research article | 11 Nov 2019

Surveillance of SO2 and NO2 from ship emissions by MAX-DOAS measurements and the implications regarding fuel sulfur content compliance

Yuli Cheng et al.

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Owing to the gradual implementation of emission control zone (ECA) regulations, feasible technology for the surveillance of compliance with respect to fuel sulfur content is in high demand. We presented shore-based MAX-DOAS measurements of ship-emitted SO2 and NO2 under different traffic conditions. The results of this study indicate that this technique has high potential as a fast and accurate way to surveil ship emissions and fuel sulfur content.
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