Air quality measurements can document whether the quality of air in outdoor, indoor, and working environments is within set limits.

Air quality matters to health and well-being

The quality of the air we breathe is highly significant when it comes to our well-being and health. Air quality is affected by a variety of factors when we are outside, inside, and at work.

Measurements can be taken to document air quality and show whether measures must be taken to comply with applicable laws.

FORCE Technology can help not only with air quality measurements, but also with advice on how to improve air quality.

Outdoor air quality

Typically, outdoor air quality is measured and investigated for the purpose of determining whether applicable EU air quality minimum requirements are being met. These measurements may also be used in decision-making for initiatives to improve air quality, as well as to measure the effect of such measures.

Air quality measurements in high-traffic areas show precisely whether values are within the applicable limits, and whether it is necessary to reduce air pollution from (e.g.) cars, trains, and ships in densely populated areas.

Furthermore, we measure the effect of diffuse emissions from industrial production, such as dust from gravel pits, volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and methane from refineries and tank systems.

Accredited air quality measurements

FORCE Technology offers accredited measurements, calculations, and consultancy regarding:
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx), including NO2
  • Dust (PM10)
  • Fine particles (PM2.5)
  • Falling particles.
We also offer measurement of ultrafine particles, ozone (O3), carbon monoxide (CO), and sulphur dioxide (SO2) using internationally recognised reference methods.

Scattering calculations with recognised mathematical models

Scattering calculations are used to evaluate whether values are within applicable limits, or to document the effect of measures taken to limit air pollution. We perform scattering calculations using recognised scattering models, such as the Danish OML model or the USEPA's AERMOD/CALPUFF models.

Based on the results from accredited emission measurements, these models can reveal the effects on surrounding air from specific point and area sources of air pollution.

Retrieve air quality measurement results online directly

We measure outdoor air quality using a comprehensive range of equipment, according to the reference methods recommended in the EU's air quality directives. We also perform calculations using scattering models
You can choose to have measurements taken over a long or short period of time, and data from the measurement stations we set up can automatically be transmitted to a website. There, you can log in to quickly and easily read hourly, daily, or weekly results, so you can stay up to date on the air quality in the area under investigation.

Read your air quality measurement results on-line

We perform measurements of ambient air quality by using instrumentation according to reference methods in the EU air quality directives. We also perform dispersion modelling in order to assess compliance with current limit values, and/or to prove the effect of actions to mitigate air pollution.

We offer short or long-range air quality monitoring campaigns. Data are automatically transmitted from the measuring stations to a password-secured website.

FORCE Technology offers air quality measurements, calculations and advice within: 

  • Particulate Matter (PM10, PM2.5)
  • Ultra-fine particles (PN)
  • Nitrogen oxides (NOx), including NO2
  • Ozone (O3)
  • Carbon monoxide (CO)
  • Sulphur dioxide (SO2).

Furthermore, we offer measurements from diffuse emissions in industrial production, e.g. dust from gravel pits (dust fallout) or volatile organic compounds (VOC) from refineries or tank farms.

Lean more about our services or contact our consultants.

Particles and gases in working environments and indoor climates

Working environments and indoor climates may be negatively impacted by air pollution from manufacturing processes or nearby sources. This can affect employees' health, efficiency, and attitudes toward work. To ensure a good indoor climate and working environment for employees that may be exposed to pollutants, measuring chemical contamination, dust, and solvents is a critical first step.

Measuring and investigating gases and particles is required in order to determine whether values in your workplace are within the limits set by the Danish Working Environment Authority. These measurements are also often used in decision-making for initiatives to improve air quality in the working environment, as well as to measure the effect of such measures.

FORCE Technology offers advice on measures to improve the air quality in working environments, and performs:
  • Measurements of air pollution in working environments, including respirable dust, total dust, ultrafine particles, and all types of inorganic and organic gases.
  • Measurements of indoor air quality, including monitoring ventilation needs in office environments, as well as any ingress and evaporation of gases in the indoor climate.

Accredited measurement of dust and gases in working environments

We take measurements in working environments using a comprehensive range of equipment, in accordance with applicable national and international standards. This ensures that the measurement results can be used to provide documentation to the Danish Working Environment Authority.

Measurements can be taken using stationary or mobile equipment, over a long or short period of time, depending on your needs and the purpose for the measurements.

After, FORCE Technology can advise you on adhering to requirements and on initiatives you can implement to improve the air quality.

FORCE Technology offers measurements and consultancy regarding:
  • Dust in working environments from dust-producing processes and activities
  • Organic solvents from (e.g.) manufacturing of paint products, tanks, etc.
  • Gases from (e.g) oil- or petrol-contaminated soil under buildings.
  • FORCE Technology also offers consultancy services for indoor climates, ventilation, and energy savings.

Make informed decisions for optimal air quality

We have more than 33 experts and technicians ready to advise you and give you the data you need to make informed decisions about air quality. As our client, you are guaranteed expertise, quality, and a client-centred approach to your job, since we:

  • are accredited by DANAK for air pollution measurements in outdoor air and working environments
  • conduct analyses in our own laboratories or external ones, to ensure rapid completion
  • constantly work to develop new measurement methods
  • can offer online, password-protected measurement data access for long-term measurement campaigns
  • participate in international knowledge exchanges in European standardisation work.
Contact our consultants to get started with air quality measurements for outdoor air, working environments, and indoor climates.

SCATTERING MODEL CALCULATIONS

Scattering model calculations are performed at FORCE Technology according to: