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Cameron Barnett

Jan 7, 2017


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Before we can attempt to solve the Problem or Cabon Contributions we must first identify the Problem, the problem is Shipping Fuel, if you can solve that first then 70% of the problem is Solved.


This Forum needs to be renamed to Discussion: Shipping Pollution


there are 100, 000+ container ships on the worlds Oceans but nobody sees them.

We should Stop talking about Carbon Contributions and only talk about World Frieght Shipping Polution.

Ocean Pollution: a Cruise Ship Pollute as Much as 13 Million Cars—in One Day

Bunker fuel is a type of liquid fuel which is fractionally distilled from crude oil. Also known as fuel oil, this material can be broken down into different categories based on its chemical composition, intended purpose, and boiling temperature. In comparison with other petroleum products, bunker fuel is extremely crude and highly polluting.

After crude oil is extracted from the ground and brought to a refinery, it goes through a process called fractional distillation. During fractional distillation, the oil is heated, causing different types of oil within the crude to separate as they have different boiling points. Classically, fractional distillation is accomplished in a distillation column, which siphoned off various fractions as they precipitated out. During fractional distillation, oil refineries can also use catalysts to “crack” the hydrocarbon chains in the crude oil to create specific oil fractions.

Small molecules like those in propane gas, naptha, gasoline for cars, and jet fuel have relatively low boiling points, and they are removed at the start of the fractional distillation process. Heavier petroleum products like diesel and lubricating oil precipitate out more slowly, and bunker oil is literally the bottom of the barrel; the only thing more dense than bunker fuel is the residue which is mixed with tar for paving roads and sealing roofs.






David Horrigan

Jan 18, 2017


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Thank you Cameron. I'm glad you noticed. I have been working in this area for a while now. My entry reflects a workable solution for this situation. If you haven't already check out http://solvecolab.mit.edu/challenges/2016/fuel-carbon-contributions/c/solution/1328940 which is my entry. Anything you can do to support this breakthrough is greatly appreciated. Dave Horrigan (Admiral Fluidics)

Wane Smith

Mar 16, 2017


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Great attempt solving by cameron.barnett causing different types of oil within the crude to separate as they have different boiling points. I agree your concepts and thanks for publicly share.

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