Project: Metrology for chemical pollutants in air

Reliable indoor and outdoor measurements of chemical pollutants in air are required to underpin and implement EU air quality policies designed to maintain human health and the environment. Measurement improvements were required to comply with the challenging requirements of calibration gases, as set out in documentary European standards related to the Air Quality Directive (2008/50/EC) reference methods. This project has significantly contributed to fulfilment of the data quality objectives of the European air quality regulation and has provided metrological infrastructure to enable accurate and robust data of air pollution levels for short- and long-term assessment. Improved reference standards for ambient air monitoring and new reference materials and methods for indoor air monitoring have already been implemented by the EU air quality networks and emissions testing laboratories.

Acronym ENV01 MACPoll (Reference Number: ENV01)
Duration 01/06/2011 - 31/05/2014
Project Topic Metrology
Project Results
(after finalisation)
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Network EMRP
Call EMRP Call 2010 - Industry and Environment

Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 VSL B.V. Coordinator Netherlands
2 Bundesanstalt fuer Materialforschung und -pruefung Partner Germany
3 Eidgenössisches Institut für Metrologie METAS Partner Switzerland
4 Ilmatieteen Laitos Partner Finland
5 Istituto Nazionale di Ricerca Metrologica Partner Italy
6 JRC - Joint Research Centre - European Commission Partner European Union
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 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt Partner Germany
11 Slovenský Metrologický Ústav Partner Slovakia
12 Umweltbundesamt Partner Germany
13 Agencia Estatal Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas Spain
14 Helsingin yliopisto Finland