Amanda Simson

Assistant Professor of Chemical Engineering

NOx emissions from ferries

NOX emissions from passenger ferries in NYC:

Students Ijoo Yoon and Sophie Schneider measured NOx emissions from NYC passenger ferries. This was a continuation of work started in the Environmental Catalysis class and NOxEmissionsPoster was presented at the Engineering End of the Year show (2019). The students found a correlation between wind speed, temperature and NOx emissions which meant that NOx emissions were higher, and above the 1-hr EPA regulation for short, slow ferries traveling in the East River. Ferries to Rockaway, where passengers had longer exposure times, but that ran at higher speeds had significantly lower NOx levels. For these ferries, NOx levels were below 1-hr EPA regulations except during short periods for docking.