Proving the possibility of physical removal of particulate matter with the SJAC-technology

G. L.M.A. Van Rens*, R. R. Van Der Woude, G. P.A. Kos, J. Kuipers, G. J. Witkamp, D. Stapersma

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Particulate matter emissions from shipping affect air quality in port areas. Physical removal of particulate matter is difficult due to the small size of particles. In this article the so-called Steam Jet Aerosol Collector (SJAC) is introduced; a novel technique to enlarge particulate matter, facilitating its physical removal. Results are presented from experiments conducted on a pilot-scale test facility. The SJAC-technology shows potential in combination with a cyclone having a maximum number removal efficiency of 33%, as measured with an SMPS and a maximum mass removal efficiency of 24%, as measured with an absolute filter at 110°C (383K). Further system development is however necessary.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)29-38
Number of pages10
JournalProceedings of the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology Part A: Journal of Marine Engineering and Technology
Issue number9
StatePublished - Apr 2007
Externally publishedYes

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This investigation has been supported by the Dutch ministry of transport, public works and water management, which financed the design of the 15kW set-up, and the Dutch province of Zuid-Holland, which supported the building of the pilot-scale set-up.

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Fuel Technology
  • Ocean Engineering
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering


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