Real time ship exhaust gas monitoring for compliance to SOx and NOx regulation and CO2 footprint
Date of Issue2014
Maritime-Port Technology and Development
School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
Energy Research Institute
IMO MARPOL Annex VI regulation has been set for global application to reduce the negative consequences of ship gas emissions SOx, NOx, and CO2. To enforce the regulation, real time gas emission monitoring system is in need. The system in this paper consists of a microcontroller, gas analyzers, sensors and Iridium radio module. The data acquired from the sensors and gas analyzer is transmitted using a microcontroller over the Iridium satellite to the ground station for real-time compliance check. Real time monitoring system expedites the checks by the ground station in enforcing the regulation. Ultimately, this application enables engine manufacturers, ship-owners and Administrations to ensure in real time that all applicable marine diesel engines are in compliance with the limiting values determined by IMO MARPOL Annex VI.
© 2015 Taylor & Francis Group, London. This is the author created version of a work that has been peer reviewed and accepted for publication by Maritime-Port Technology and Development, Taylor & Francis Group, London. It incorporates referee’s comments but changes resulting from the publishing process, such as copyediting, structural formatting, may not be reflected in this document. The published version is available at: [http://dx.doi.org/10.1201/b17517-25].