Metrology to underpin future regulation of industrial emissions
1 Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt, Bundesallee 100, 38116 Braunschweig, Germany
2 VSL B.V., Thijsseweg 11, NL-2629 JA Delft, Netherlands
3 Cesky Metrologicky Institut Brno, Okružní 31, CZ-638 00 Brno, Czech Republic
4 Justervesenet, Fetveien 99, N0-2007 Kjeller, Norway
5 DCMR Environmental Protection Agency, Parallelweg 1, 3112 NA, Schiedam, Netherlands
6 National Physical Laboratory, Hampton Road, Teddington, Middlesex, TW11 0LW, United Kingdom
Monitoring industrial pollutant emissions to air to ensure compliance with EU directives and national legislation is the key to enforcing emission limits and thereby enabling their reduction and control. Industry needs to measure and report emissions for regulatory purposes including assessing stack emissions against concentration limit values, reporting annual mass emissions, and determining emissions of GHGs from area sources. Industry and regulators require a robust metrology infrastructure to underpin the monitoring and reporting framework. The EMRP project IMPRESS  will address many of the current technological obstacles and enhance the reporting and therefore the control of industrial emissions within the framework of increasingly lower limit values. IMPRESS targets measurement and monitoring technologies, methodologies and guidance to support industry and regulators as well as new CEN standards.
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