Metrology for air pollutant emissions

Project: EU project

Project Details


Methods to support current and future European air quality regulations.        
To enable full enforcement of new EU directives with increasingly stringent emissions limits for air pollutants, a metrologically robust framework of standardised measurement methods is needed. 
Project develops and validates reference methods for several key air pollutants including HF, NH3, PM, formaldehyde, SVOC, OGC, PAH.
VTT MIKES develops a field-capable analyser based on optical isotope ratio spectroscopy for online stack emission monitoring of CO2.
Call 2016: Metrology for Environment        

This project has received funding from the EMPIR programme co-financed by the Participating States and from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme.
AcronymIMPRESS 2
Effective start/end date1/06/1731/05/20

Collaborative partners

  • National Physical Laboratory (NPL) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Centro Español de Metrología (CEM) (Project partner)
  • Czech Metrology Institute (CMI) (Project partner)
  • German National Metrology Institute (PTB) (Project partner)
  • SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden (Project partner)
  • Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) (Project partner)
  • National Research Council (CNR) (Project partner)
  • Technical University of Denmark (DTU) (Project partner)
  • National Agency for New Technologies, Energy and Sustainable Economic Development (ENEA) (Project partner)
  • Institut National de l'Environnement Industriel et des Risques (Project partner)
  • Innovhub - Stazioni Sperimentali per L'industria S.r.l (Project partner)
  • Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) (Project partner)
  • Universidad Carlos III de Madrid (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • isotope ratio spectroscopy
  • air pollutant emissions
  • laser spectrometer