NATURE OF COMBUSTION AND AIR EMISSIONS FROM SHIPS

Existing federal, state and municipal air quality laws and regulations govern emissions from large plants, but there are clear signs that smaller industrial plants will soon be brought under the rules. The lowered limits may well be construed as applying to power plants on ships operating in coastal waters or in port. New regulations applying to ships are already being promulgatd in certain port areas. This paper includes a treatise on shipboard combustion, a survey of port area emission regulations, a comparison of total annual emissions in each of 17 major U.S. ports with the estimated contribution of vessels visiting those ports, an assessment of the need for compliance standards with an estimate of the associated costs, and recommendations for interim local variances to be followed by national regulations for ship emission control.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • From the 1980 SNAME Spring Meeting and STAR Symposium, "Safety and the Marine Environment," held 3-7 June 1980 at the Hotel del Coronado, Coronado, California.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers

    601 Pavonia Avenue
    Jersey City, NJ  USA  07306-2907
  • Authors:
    • Hansen, A G
    • Porricelli, J D
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Pagination: n.p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00311131
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Session No. 18 Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 7 1980 12:00AM