The IMO (International Maritime Organization) continuously sets new standards in order to minimize and control the harmful polluting exhausts from vessel engines. IMO is the World’s largest maritime organization with over 170 member states and acts as a regulatory agency for the international maritime industry.
In recent years, new regulations have been introduced governing emissions from ships. With the International Maritime Organization (IMO) adopting Annex VI of MARPOL designed to limit sulphur oxides (SOx), nitrous oxides (NOx) and particulate matter emissions, as well as introducing emission control areas (ECAs) to reduce emissions of those air pollutants further in designated sea areas, ship owners/operators can face hefty fines for failing to meet these new requirements on the “polluter pays” principle.
The need to demonstrate environmental responsibility is key for today’s marine and offshore industries. Fuels and exhaust gas emissions are subject to international, regional and national controls and Charterers, as well as the public, demand high standards of performance and reliability.
While land-based industry has been subject to strenuous emissions regulations over the past decades, air emissions from sea-going ships’ machinery has so far been largely unregulated. As a result, according to EU statistics, ships have become the single biggest source of sulphur dioxide (SO2) within the EU. The US EPA (US Environmental Protection Agency) reports similar findings, i.e., that the proportion of air pollutants released which can be attributed to the shipping industry is increasing. MARPOL Annex...
When ships discharge their bilge water the maximum level of hydrocarbons in the water is regulated by various Environmental Protection Agencies, for example there is a limit of 15ppm enforced by the IMO (International Maritime Organisation) in all international waters. Companies breaching these limits are liable to significant fines. Further regulations have been introduced to control the use of bunker fuels. The Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) of the IMO has approved proposed amendments to the...
With vessels, such as MS Harmony of the Seas or MSC Oscar, getting bigger and bigger, pollutions issues are becoming more relevant daily as they cruise along our coasts. Regulations are becoming tighter to reduce the NOx, SOx and Green House Gases emissions. More information can be found on the IMO Marine Engine Regulations. Our instruments have been designed to help local maritime authorities monitor such gases (NOx, SOx, GHG) and to help designing fuel with lower sulfur content.
Control of ship diesel engine emissions to meet MARPOL requirements for particulate ash and soot, sulfur dioxide and NOx. Special compact inline stack mounted space saving designs. Both open loop arrangements using sea water or closed loop using a range of chemical solutions. Complete system offerings.
These applications are characterized by demanding sample gas conditions, such as in automotive, aviation, naval, or combustive engine emissions, as well as in catalyst production. Focuses on high NOx, NOx-related and multigas-concentrations up to 10’000 ppm. Parameters included are NO, NO2, NOx, NH3, NOx-amines, O2 and CO2. The applications are characterized by demanding sample gas conditions, such as in automotive, aviation, naval, or combustive engine emissions, as well as in catalyst production.
The recorded death of fish in the river that flows out of the industrial zone of Scarlino has created the need of the installation of a biological alarm system. The decision was made to work with an automatic system, iTOXcontrol created by microLAN-The Netherlands represented in Italy by Ecotox Lds, which uses marine bacteria. The system compares the values of the light emission from these organisms at the entrance and exit of the canal, generating alarms in the presence of toxic substances.
Scrubbing of Hydrogen sulfide, mercaptans and other organosulfur compounds from sour gas and other sources. Proprietary regenerative scrubbing chemistries for hydrogen sulfide removal with sulfur production. By-product production systems for producing sodium hydrosulfide (Nash) from hydrogen sulfide. Sulfur dioxide scrubbing. Recover catalyst dust from FCC units. HCL storage tank vent scrubbing. Removal of HCL and particulate from thermal oxidizers burning chlorinated plastics. Marine drilling platforms sulfur...