China tests sniffers to inspect vessel sulphur emissions
Monitoring facilities have been installed on the Yangtze River, at Yangshan deep-water port and on a patrol boat. A Chinese ministry of transport researcher says the technology can screen vessels suspected of burning high-sulphur fuel before actual boarding takes place, making inspections more efficient
Hu Jianbo tells an International Association of Ports and Harbors seminar in Guangzhou that sniffing technologies have drawbacks but are so far the most feasible solution to screen out suspects of emissions violations
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