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

"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
A spatio-temporal land use regression model to assess street-level exposure to black carbon
Year: 
2020
Journal: 
ENVIRONMENTAL MODELLING & SOFTWARE
Van den Bossche, J; De Baets, B; Botteldooren, D; Theunis, J
Household Air Pollution as a Trigger of Chronic Cough After Completion of Mycobacterium Tuberculosis Treatment in Rural Democratic Republic of CongoA5147
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
AMERICAN JOURNAL OF RESPIRATORY AND CRITICAL CARE MEDICINE
Katoto, PDC; Kayembe-Kitenge, T; Murhula, A; Kirenga, B; Casinga, B; De Boever, P; Kashongwe, Z; Lawin, HB; Mfinanga, SG; Mortimer, KJ; Nawrot, T; Nachega, J; Nemery, B
Evaluation of Different Recruitment Methods: Longitudinal, Web-Based, Pan-European Physical Activity Through Sustainable Transport Approaches (PASTA) Project
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
JOURNAL OF MEDICAL INTERNET RESEARCH
Gaupp-Berghausen, M; Raser, E; Anaya-Boig, E; Avila-Palencia, I; de Nazelle, A; Dons, E; Franzen, H; Gerike, R; Gotschi, T; Iacorossi, F; Hossinger, R; Nieuwenhuijsen, M; Rojas-Rueda, D; Sanchez, J; Smeds, E; Deforth, M; Standaert, A; Stigell, E; Cole-Hun
Ambient air pollution and health in Sub-Saharan Africa: Current evidence, perspectives and a call to action
Year: 
2019
Journal: 
ENVIRONMENTAL RESEARCH
Katoto, PDMC; Byamungu, L; Brand, AS; Mokaya, J; Strijdom, H; Goswami, N; De Boever, P; Nawrot, TS; Nemery, B

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