New study: Open-loop scrubbers only have small impact on water quality in ports

A new study, ordered and paid for by a cruise line association, concludes that washwater from open-loop scrubbers only has a small effect on the water quality in ports.

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Washwater from open-loop scrubbers only has a small impact on water quality in ports when compared to the coming EU limit values for water pollutants, concludes a new study by CE Delft.

The study is paid for by Cruise Lines International Association Europe, whose members were some of the first to adopt the scrubber technology, writes Ship & Bunker.

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