Project: Emerging requirements for measuring pollutants from automotive exhaust emissions

Certain small particles emitted from car exhausts and other vehicles can damage human health and the environment. Platinum group elements (PGE) are used in catalytic convertors and although they were once thought to be harmless, this is no longer the case and regulatory limits need to be produced. Mercury is also of growing concern; it is toxic and although only present in trace amounts in petrol, the total amount released into the environment is significant. This project will build expertise in measuring small particle pollutants, particularly PGE and mercury, and will increase the required accuracy and reliability of measurements to allow future regulations to be developed.

Acronym ENV02 PartEmission (Reference Number: ENV02)
Duration 01/06/2011 - 31/05/2014
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2010 - Industry and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Coordinator Germany
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 Dansk Fundamental Metrologi A/S Partner Denmark
4 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
5 Institut Jožef Stefan Partner Slovenia
6 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner Belgium
7 Laboratoire national de métrologie et d'essais Partner France
8 Teknologian tutkimuskeskus VTT Oy Partner Finland
9 NPL Management Limited Partner United Kingdom
10 VSL B.V. Partner Netherlands