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New Swedish study: Open-loop scrubbers produce significant pollution

A new study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute has tested wash water from open-loop scrubbers. The tests show that untreated wash water from open-loop scrubbers contains significant levels of pollution and is harmful to the marine environment. Researchers behind the study express concerns about the long-term consequences.

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When open-loop scrubbers eject wash water into the sea, the process merely shifts pollution from the air to the sea and harms the marine environment, concludes a new EU-financed study by the Swedish Environmental Research Institute, just published.

Open-loop scrubbers have been a hotly discussed topic in the shipping sector since the new sulfur regulations were adopted.

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