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CCS CARRIES OUT FIRST OPERATIONAL BLACK CARBON EMISSION TEST

CCS CARRIES OUT FIRST OPERATIONAL BLACK CARBON EMISSION TEST

Thursday, September 16, 2021 

China Classification Society's (CCS) Shanghai Rules and Research Institute has carried out the first test of black carbon emissions from a vessel in operation, a 100,000 DWT oil tanker.

According to CCS, as the international community pays sustained attention on atmospheric pollution prevention and GHG emission reduction, the emission control of black carbon has become a hot issue in the shipping industry, because carbon black, as a kind of particulate matter (PM), is a climate pollutant with a greenhouse effect second only to carbon dioxide.

To meet the very strict requirements for the sampling system in temperature and other testing conditions during black carbon emission testing, CCS personnel made full preparation before the trial trips. They increased the displacement of sampling during ship trials and lengthened testing duration in order to achieve accurate sampled data. The ship testing was implemented in a ship cabin with high noise and temperature levels. CCS technical personnel overcame the difficulties and completed the first test of black carbon emissions from an in-use ship with strong support from the technical personnel of Shanghai Waigaoqiao Shipbuilding (SWS) Civil Ship Department. Through this testing, not only the data about the main/auxiliary engines with different types of oil were collected, but also the effects of added professional systems and under different ballast conditions on black carbon emissions were tested, providing important reference data for the study on the technologies of black carbon emissions reduction.

CCS actively carried out research on the measurement and reduction of black carbon emissions, demonstrating a sense of mission in social issues as a shipping and R&D institution. Such efforts lead to the technology capability improvement for the study on black carbon emissions control, providing technical reserves for the preparation of international maritime technology standards.

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