Articles | Volume 19, issue 9
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6315-2019
https://doi.org/10.5194/acp-19-6315-2019
Research article
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14 May 2019
Research article |  | 14 May 2019

Atmospheric pollution from ships and its impact on local air quality at a port site in Shanghai

Xinning Wang, Yin Shen, Yanfen Lin, Jun Pan, Yan Zhang, Peter K. K. Louie, Mei Li, and Qingyan Fu

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Shipping emissions were measured online at Shanghai Port, and their impacts on local air quality at the port and in the surrounding area were quantitatively assessed. Ship emission plumes were readily detectable before they dissipated. We captured ship emission plumes using synchronized peaks of SO2 and vanadium particles. By measuring the pollutant concentrations during plumes and their occurrence frequency, we made quantitative estimations of ship emission impacts on port air quality.
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