Identifying sulfur species adsorbed on particulate matters in exhaust gas emitted from various vessels

Ship fuels are highly associated with the emission of particulate matter and sulfur. Sulfur adsorbed on particulate matter in exhaust gases from fuels is generally considered to be sulfate. However, other chemical species of sulfur adsorbed on particulate matter in ship exhaust gases are not well known. The purpose of this study is to identify sulfur species adsorbed on particulate matter in ship exhaust gases using X-ray absorption fine structure. Particulate matter and soot samples were collected from a container carrier, a tugboat, an electric propulsion vessel, training vessels, and a marine engine, and sulfur species of particulate matter and soot were identified by X-ray absorption fine structure analysis. Sulfur emission adsorbed on particulate matter and sulfur species did not change between high and middle loads. In this study, sulfonate derived from fuel or oxidation of sulfide in fuel was identified in addition to sulfate. Total sulfur and sulfate concentrations in soot increased with increasing fuel sulfur content. The concentration of organosulfurs in soot such as thiophen and sulfonate, which originated mainly from fuel and engine oil, tended to increase with increasing fuel sulfur content.

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  • Accession Number: 01706253
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 2019 4:15PM