The present paper is devoted to the evaluation of the contribution of shipping emissions to local concentrations in a relatively large port city (Brindisi) located in southern Italy and characterized by a traffic volume of over 2,000 ships/year. A procedure for building an emission inventory at fine scale is reported along with the modelling study to estimate concentrations in the area. Results for two base years (2010, 2011) show that shipping emissions and associated concentrations were strictly dependent on seasonality and larger contributions were found for NOX. This confirms, at least for Italian ports, that NOX are major pollutants from shipping sources which need to be carefully accounted for in the assessment of air quality in coastal/port cities.

Contribution of emissions sources from shipping in the port area of Brindisi, Italy

BUCCOLIERI, RICCARDO
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2013

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The present paper is devoted to the evaluation of the contribution of shipping emissions to local concentrations in a relatively large port city (Brindisi) located in southern Italy and characterized by a traffic volume of over 2,000 ships/year. A procedure for building an emission inventory at fine scale is reported along with the modelling study to estimate concentrations in the area. Results for two base years (2010, 2011) show that shipping emissions and associated concentrations were strictly dependent on seasonality and larger contributions were found for NOX. This confirms, at least for Italian ports, that NOX are major pollutants from shipping sources which need to be carefully accounted for in the assessment of air quality in coastal/port cities.
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