Metrology for oxidized mercury

Project: EU project

Project Details


New traceable measurements for reactive forms of mercury.
Mercury is one of the most toxic metals. Traceable calibration methods for oxidized mercury species are needed in order to meet the requirements of EU regulation.
Project develops traceable standards and methods for analyzing oxidised Hg in stack emissions and in the atmosphere.

VTT MIKES tests and validates new and existing standards and methods for on-line and sorbent based oxidized mercury measurements in stack gas emissions.
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.

Effective start/end date1/10/1730/09/20

Collaborative partners

  • Jožef Stefan Institute (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • LGC Group (Project partner)
  • TÜBİTAK National Metrology Institute (UME) (Project partner)
  • German Environment Agency (UBA) (Project partner)
  • Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) (Project partner)
  • National Research Council (CNR) (Project partner)
  • Lumex Analytics GmbH (Project partner)
  • Optoseven Oy (Project partner)
  • PS Analytical Ltd. (Project partner)
  • University of Pau and Pays de l'Adour (Project partner)
  • Centro Nacional de Metrología (CENAM) (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • oxidised mercury
  • mercury analysers
  • mercury standards