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

The climate change mitigation impacts of active travel: Evidence from a longitudinal panel study in seven European cities
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
GLOBAL ENVIRONMENTAL CHANGE-HUMAN AND POLICY DIMENSIONS
Brand, C; Gotschi, T; Dons, E; Gerike, R; Anaya-Boig, E; Avila-Palencia, I; de Nazelle, A; Gascon, M; Gaupp-Berghausen, M; Iacorossi, F; Kahlmeier, S; Panis, LI; Racioppi, F; Rojas-Rueda, D; Standaert, A; Stigell, E; Sulikova, S; Wegener, S; Nieuwenhuijse
Residential exposure to air pollution and access to neighborhood greenspace in relation to hair cortisol concentrations during the second and third trimester of pregnancy
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
Verheyen, VJ; Remy, S; Lambrechts, N; Govarts, E; Colles, A; Poelmans, L; Verachtert, E; Lefebvre, W; Monsieurs, P; Vanpoucke, C; Nielsen, F; van den Eeden, L; Jacquemyn, Y; Schoeters, G
Summary and Overview of the Odour Regulations Worldwide
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
ATMOSPHERE
Bokowa, A; Diaz, C; Koziel, JA; McGinley, M; Barclay, J; Schauberger, G; Guillot, JM; Sneath, R; Capelli, L; Zorich, V; Izquierdo, C; Bilsen, I; Romain, AC; Cabeza, MD; Liu, DZ; Both, R; Van Belois, H; Higuchi, T; Wahe, L
Assessing the Policy Environment for Active Mobility in Cities-Development and Feasibility of the PASTA Cycling and Walking Policy Environment Score
Year: 
2021
Journal: 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH AND PUBLIC HEALTH
Kahlmeier, S; Boig, EA; Castro, A; Smeds, E; Benvenuti, F; Eriksson, U; Iacorossi, F; Nieuwenhuijsen, MJ; Panis, LI; Rojas-Rueda, D; Wegener, S; de Nazelle, A
"Establishing target and intervention guidance values for indoor air in dwellings and publicly accessible buildings: The Flemish approach"
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF HYGIENE AND ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH
De Brouwere, K; Bautmans, B; Benoy, S; Geerts, L; Stranger, M; Van Holderbeke, M

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