Do you need professional help to measure air quality and odour? Do you want to monitor the air quality in your city or company with a sensor network? What is the efficiency of your innovative air-purifying technology? VITO can help you track and characterize sources and hotspots.

Measurements

VITO measures air quality, exposure and odour in various environments:

  • indoor air quality in build­ings and homes
  • ambient air
  • traffic hotspots
  • workplaces
  • diffuse and stack emissions

The monitoring technology consists of reference instruments and innovative sensor networks, in stationary and mobile applications. 

Our state-of-the-art lab infrastructure allows for:

  • efficieny tests of purifying technologies
  • sensor validation
  • gas and particle speciation 
  • product emission tests, under accredition certification

Modelling and forecasting

VITO provides modelling solutions as web applications, desktop tools and services to sup­port authorities and professionals in monitoring and managing air quality. ATMOSYS is VITO’s own dashboard. Our applications are used for forecasting pollution episodes and assessing the impact of emission reduction scenarios.

Abatement

If legislation, exposure or risk assessment result in the need for lower air pollutant concentrations, VITO can provide solutions to decrease the concentrations. The feasibility and cost/benefit of possible air remediation solutions are compared.

Chemical compounds and particulate matter

  • UFP, nanoparticles, PM0.1, PM1, PM2.5, PM10
  • (very / semi) volatile organic compounds, flame retardents, dioxins, PCB, phthalates, polyaromatic organic compounds
  • Inorganic compounds; NOX, NO, NO2, SO2, CO, CO2, HF, HCl, H2S,…
  • Heavy metals, sulfur,…
  • Black carbon, sooting

Publications

Air Quality Sensor Networks for Evidence-Based Policy Making: Best Practices for Actionable Insights
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
ATMOSPHERE
Hofman, J; Peters, J; Stroobants, C; Elst, E; Baeyens, B; Van Laer, J; Spruyt, M; Van Essche, W; Delbare, E; Roels, B; Cochez, A; Gillijns, E; Van Poppel, M
Fine-Grained Urban Air Quality Mapping from Sparse Mobile Air Pollution Measurements and Dense Traffic Density
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
REMOTE SENSING
Qin, XN; Do, TH; Hofman, J; Bonet, ER; La Manna, VP; Deligiannis, N; Philips, W
Spatiotemporal air quality inference of low-cost sensor data: Evidence from multiple sensor testbeds
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE
Hofman, J; Do, TH; Qin, XN; Bonet, ER; Philips, W; Deligiannis, N; La Manna, VP
Modified Target Diagram to check compliance of low-cost sensors with the Data Quality Objectives of the European air quality directive
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
ATMOSPHERIC ENVIRONMENT
Yatkin, S; Gerboles, M; Borowiak, A; Davila, S; Spinelle, L; Bartonova, A; Dauge, F; Schneider, P; Van Poppel, M; Peters, J; Matheeussen, C; Signorini, M
Distant calibration of low-cost PM and NO2 sensors; evidence from multiple sensor testbeds
Year: 
2022
Journal: 
ATMOSPHERIC POLLUTION RESEARCH
Hofman, J; Nikolaou, M; Shantharam, SP; Stroobants, C; Weijs, S; La Manna, VP

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