Filter removes 80 per cent of particles

Mitsui O.S.K. Lines (MOL) has announced the joint development with Akasaka Diesels of a diesel particulate filter (DPF) for vessels using marine heavy fuel oil. The device is said to be capable of removing more than 80 per cent of particulate matter (PM) from diesel emissions. In the test, the DPF was installed on the main engine of a coastal ferry with a 9,300 kW main engine. Mitsui says this test marked the first successful use of a self-regenerating DPF on a large vessel using marine heavy fuel oil.

Source: AECC Newsletter, March-April 2010. Web link:

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