The Busan Port Authority shake hands with the Korea Institute of Ocean Science and Technology in order to focus on the impact of pollutants generated from vessels on air quality.
nder their collaboration, both sides will identify the current status and characteristics of fine dusts coming from the facilities and vessels.
As explained, the port concluded a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with KIOST and the Busan Metropolitan City Public Health and Environment Research Institute from April 2020, to conduct a joint study on the marine air pollution issue.
Following the MoU, the BPA will from now on measure the emissions from operating vessels using the KIOST’s OP -FTIR equipment, while analyse the impact of the pollutants on the port area in Busan.
What is more, the joint study will include measuring emissions concentration of operating vessels using the long-distance OP-FTIR equipment and calculating the amount based on the measurement and analysing the impact of operating vessel emissions on the port area.
Based on the study, BPA and KOST will be able to identify the impact of operating vessel emissions on the port area, which are considered to be the major cause of air pollution in the port area and use the data to establish measures to improve the port air quality.
We are pleased to conduct a joint study with KIOST, located in the Busan Marine Industry Cluster, to contribute to the community development and shared growth. We will work to identify the cause of air pollution in the port area and come up with measures to reduce air pollution.
…BPA CEO Nam Ki-chan concluded.