Inventory nb: 201604290459
Scoping report on the potential impact of on-board desulphurisation on the water quality in SO2 Emission Control Areas
|Adolf Stips, Karsten Bolding, Diego Macias, Jorn Bruggeman, Clare Coughlan|
The input of acid substances (like SO2) into the sea has been recognized as an environmental issue that needs to be considered in terms of ocean acidification; acid inputs and techniques to deal with them have implications for member states' obligations under the Water Framework Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive. This study provides an initial assessment on the potential impact of on-board desulphurisation equipment (open loop scrubbers) on the seawater quality with focus on SOx Emission Control Areas (SECAs). The study focuses on the potential impact of shipborne SO2 on acidification (pH) of seawater in comparison to the impact from climate change. The report comprises a literature study and a dedicated modelling exercise covering the North Sea region.
modelling, climate change, acidification, Emission Control Areas, SECAs, pH, So2,
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