Sustainable Energy

Air Quality Measurements

Understanding, protecting and improving air quality is essential. Air quality is a major concern that has emerged into regulations at different levels.

In order to improve air quality, the amount of pollutants in the air must be measured, this is possible through the development of standards and testing methods so that regulations can be developed and enforced.

A continuous monitoring of selected air pollutants and calibration processes make possible to have a comparison and traceability of air quality measurements.

The emissions data that is gathered is also used to create models which can help predict what air quality will be like in the future and what effect new regulations might have on air quality.

There are different types of air monitoring to assess the presence of harmful pollutants in the air: nitrogen diaoxide, carbon monoxide, Sulphur dioxide, volatile organic compounds, and particulate matter.  It is important to identify these issues and take necessary action to reduce these pollutants.

Key Points
Development of new and improved air measurement technologies to address effectively air quality issues trough regulations.
Monitor compliance with air quality standards.
Conduct emissions characterization research.
Develop regulatory and compliance strategies.
Identify effective pollution prevention and control strategies.