Controlling air pollution from passenger ferries: Cost-effectiveness of seven technological options

Show simple item record Farrell, Alexander Corbett, James Winebrake, James 2009-04-01T17:30:11Z 2009-04-01T17:30:11Z 2002-12
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dc.description.abstract Continued interest in improving air quality in the United States along with renewed interest in the expansion of urban passenger ferry service has created concern about air pollution from ferry vessels. This paper presents a methodology for estimating the air pollution emissions from passenger ferries and the costs of emissions control strategies. The methodology is used to estimate the emissions and costs of retrofitting or re-powering ferries with seven technological options (combinations of propulsion and emission control systems) onto three vessels currently in service in San Francisco Bay. The technologies include improved engine design, cleaner fuels (including natural gas), and exhaust gas cleanup devices. The three vessels span a range of ages and technologies, from a 25-year-old monohull to a modern, high-speed catamaran built only four years ago. By looking at a range of technologies, vessel designs, and service conditions, a sense of the broader implications of controlling emissions from passenger ferries across a range of vessels and service profiles is provided. Tier 2-certified engines are the most cost-effective choice, but all options are cost-effective relative to other emission control strategies already in place in the transportation system. en_US
dc.language.iso en_US en_US
dc.publisher Journal of Air and Waste Management Association en_US
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dc.relation.ispartofseries Vol. 52 en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries No. 12 en_US
dc.subject Air-pollution en_US
dc.subject Engine design en_US
dc.subject Exhaust gas en_US
dc.subject Passenger ferries en_US
dc.title Controlling air pollution from passenger ferries: Cost-effectiveness of seven technological options en_US
dc.type Article en_US College of Liberal Arts
dc.description.department Department of Science Technology & Society/Public Policy

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