Metrology for traceable protocols for elemental and oxidised mercury concentrations

Project: EU project

Project Details


Protocols for traceable measurements of mercury to meet legislation obligations and protect human health.

Environmental mercury poses a threat to human, animal and environ-mental health. Robust, defensible and traceable measurements of mercury concentrations are essential to control and reduce the concentration of mercury in the environment, meet the obligations of legislation and to protect human health.

Project develops protocols for traceable calibration, evaluation and certification of mercury gas generators used in the field.

VTT MIKES evaluates the performance of existing mercury gas generators and develops a certification protocol for mercury gas generators.

Call 2019: Metrology for Pre- and Co-normative Research

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 date1/10/2030/09/23

Collaborative partners

  • Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) (lead)
  • BA66 National metrology institute VTT MIKES
  • Jožef Stefan Institute (Project partner)
  • LGC Group (Project partner)
  • National Research Council (CNR) (Project partner)
  • Lumex Analytics GmbH (Project partner)
  • PS Analytical Ltd. (Project partner)
  • TÜV Rheinland Energy GmbH (Project partner)


  • EURAMET e.V.


  • mercury
  • gas generator