This document presents results of a measurement campaign for the analysis of the impact of fuel oil quality on Black Carbon emissions. The results clearly indicate that new blends of marine fuels with 0.50% sulphur content can contain a large percentage of aromatic compounds, which have a direct impact on Black Carbon emissions.
PPR 7/8: Initial results of a Black Carbon measurement campaign with emphasis on the impact of the fuel oil quality on Black Carbon emissions (pdf)
PPR 7/8/2: The need for urgent action to stop the use of blended low sulphur residual fuels leading to increases in ship-source Black Carbon globally
PPR 7/8/3: The need for an urgent switch to distillates for ships operating in the Arctic