Emission and ambient pollution measurements

Emission and ambient pollution measurements

The FIZ GmbH is an accredited environmental measuring body in accordance with §29b of the Federal Immissions Control Act (BImSchG). We would be pleased to advise you in implementing the environmental measurements required according to the licensing law in a valid and efficient emission measuring program. Our emission measurements cover the required scope of emission parameters to be measured according to the 17th Federal Immissions Control Ordinance (BImSchV), the 13th  Federal Immissions Control Ordinance (BImSchV) and the Technical Instructions on Air Quality Control (TA Luft). In addition, we are in a position to determine a large range of special parameters. 

An interdisciplinary team composed of engineers, scientists and laboratory technicians with many years of practical experience are at your disposal. Up-to-date results flow into the practical activities due to close ties to research. Our research is currently focusing on the areas of mercury measurement technology and measurements of biogenic CO2 in emissions.

We are not only active in Germany but also internationally. In eastern Europe, the Middle East and South East Asia, we have carried out a wide range of customer-specific individual projects, in which we also employ the European standards of measuring technology internationally. On request, we are also in a position to use US-EPA standards.

Inorganic gases

Determination of the mass concentration of nitrogen oxides (NOx)DIN EN 14792
Determination of the mass concentration of sulfur dioxide (SO2)DIN EN 14791
Measurement of carbon monoxide emissions (CO)DIN EN 15058
Determination of the mass concentration of gaseous chloridesDIN EN 1911
Measurement of gaseous fluorine compoundsVDI 2470, Sheet 1
Determination of basic nitrogen compounds (NH4+)VDI 3496, Sheet 1
Determination of hydrogen sulfide (H2S)VDI 3486, Sheet 2
Determination of bromine and bromine compoundsVDZ method
Determination of the concentration of oxygen (O2)DIN EN 14789
Determination of water vapor in ductsDIN EN 14790

Organic gases

Determination of mass concentration of total gaseous organic carbon at low concentrations in flue gases with flame ionisation detector method

DIN EN 12619

Determination of benzole, toluol, xylene, ethyl benzole, tetrachloroethylene, trichloroethylene (BTEX) with activated carbon and solvent desorption methodDIN EN 13649
Sampling and determination of the mass concentration of doxine and furans (PCDD/PCDF) und dioxin-like PCB (polychlorinated biphenyls)DIN EN 1948-1 and -4
Special components like polychlorinated benzenes (PCBz), polychlorinated naphthalenes (PCN), polychlorinated phenols (PCPh)According to DIN EN 1948
Determination of polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAH)VDI 3874
Measurement of emissions of methane (CH4)

FTIR method

Determination of the total oganic carbon (TOC) by absorption on silica gelVDI 3481, Sheet 2
Measurement of  aliphatic and aromatic aldehydes and ketones according to DNPH-Verfahren – gas wash bottle method (e.g. formaldehyde)VDI 3862, Sheet 2
Determining emissions of phenolsVDZ method

Dust and heavy metal emissions

Dust measurement in flowing gases (gravimetric determination)

DIN EN 13284-1

VDI 2066, Sheet 1

Measurement of particulate matter emissions (PM10)VDI 2066, Sheet 10

Determination of the total emission of metals and semi-metals:

arsenic (As), cadmium (Cd), chromium (Cr), cobalt (Co), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), nickel (Ni), lead (Pb), antimony (Sb), thallium (Tl), vanadium (V)

DIN EN 14385

Determination of the total emission of metals and semi-metals: 

cadmium (Cd), thallium (Tl), arsenic (As), cobalt (Co), nickel (Ni), selenium (Se), tellurium (Te), antimony (Sb), lead (Pb), chromium (Cr), copper (Cu), manganese (Mn), vanadium (V), tin (Sn), beryllium (Be), zinc (Zn)

VDI 3868, Sheet 1
Determination of the concentration of total mercury

DIN EN 13211

Measurement of smoke number in furnaces designed for EL-type fuel oilVDI 2066, Sheet 8

Determination of greenhouse gas emissions

Discontinuous sampling of biogenous carbon 14CO2DIN EN ISO 13833
Determination of N2O emissionsFTIR method
Determination of CO2 emissionsISO 12039
Determination of methane emissions (CH4)FTIR method

Special methods of measurement (such as SO3)

Measurement oft he sulfur trioxid concentration (SO3)VDI 2462, Sheet 2
Determination of anions and cations: lithium (Li), sodium (Na), potassium (K), calcium (Ca), chlorine (Cl), nitrate (NO3), sulfate (SO4)Ion chromatography

Ambient pollution measurements

We give advice in the selection of measure points based on dispersion modeling and on-site inspections.

Determination of the dust precipitation according to the Bergerhoff methodVDI 4320, Sheet 2
Determination of heavy metal contents in dust precipitationVDI 2267, Sheet 15


Dr. Ute Zunzer

Dr Ute Zunzer

+49-211-45 78-220

+49-211-45 78-256

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Quality standards

The FIZ GmbH is accredited by the Germany's National Accreditation Body according to  DIN EN ISO/IEC 17025.