19 services found


  • Air Quality

    Air pollution - from traffic, industrial or natural sources - can have a major impact on the environment, human health and ecosystems at all scales. Since its establishment in 1969, NILU has researched issues surrounding local and regional air pollution. The institute's research covers everything from the development of management systems for air quality in large cities and systems that compare greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollution, to research on how air quality, both indoor and

  • Urban Air Quality

    Urban Air Quality

    For the past 40 years, NILU has been at the forefront of developing and adopting the most modern methods in air quality research. The institute offers a comprehensive program for surveying and planning for air quality in cities and towns.

  • Industrial Pollution

    Industrial Pollution

    Industrial pollution has historically represented the largest environmental impact in Norway. NILU has performed measurements, calculations, evaluations and impact assessments for the industry since the institute was first established in 1969. Air emissions can contain several different types of pollution, depending on the industry and what is being produced.

  • Air Quality Management

    Air Quality Management

    The development of air quality management systems, including measurement data, emissions inventories and dispersion modelling, has been a top priority at NILU for the past 25 years.

  • Indoor Air Quality

    Indoor Air Quality

    NILU can offer indoor air quality (IAQ) monitoring and assessment of possible impacts on both human health and materials, including cultural artefacts and structures. The institute conducts indoor air pollution measurements and assessments based on extensive experience in the field and the expertise obtained from research projects. The measurements include various gaseous pollutants, such as: Pollutants generated outdoors e.g. NO2, O3, SO2 and...

  • Impacts on Materials

    Impacts on Materials

    Effects on materials, NILU conducts measurements and monitoring programmes that measure the amount atmospheric corrosion that can be expected and the associated discolouration of materials.

  • Chemical Analyses

    Through its many decades of experience, NILU and its scientists have developed expertise in the detection and quantification of various components and substances found in environmental samples. NILU analyses samples from the air, precipitation, sediment, soil, plants, marine oils and animals. You can read more about our work on the pages shown in the menu to the left. The different sample types require quite diverse and specific kinds of sample preparation. The concentrations in the samples

  • Air Sampling and Air Analysis

    Air Sampling and Air Analysis

    Air pollution is a collective term used to describe compounds that can cause damage to the environment and human health when released to the air. Air pollution has both natural and anthropogenic sources.

  • Soil, Sediments and Sludge

    Soil, Sediments and Sludge

    NILU takes samples from the soil, sediments and sludge. These different sample types contain widely varying concentration levels and an extensive range of contaminants and metals.

  • Marine Oils and Fish

    Marine Oils and Fish

    Most environmental contaminants are fat soluble, and are taken up and accumulated by fish.

  • Food and Feed

    Food and Feed

    The food we eat is a source of exposure to both organic and inorganic pollutants, for both people and animals.

  • Cosmetics and Drugs

    Cosmetics and Drugs

    The phrase 'cosmetics and drugs' collectively refers to a very complex group of substances.

  • Emissions Monitoring and Measurement

    Emissions Monitoring and Measurement

    The monitoring and measurement of emissions to the air, water and soil are fundamental in developing an adequate understanding of the risks that a substance or substance group might pose.

  • Components

  • Acrylamide


    Acrylamide is considered to be a carcinogen and can damage genetic material. It is used in the manufacture of items such as plastics, but is also formed in starchy foods that are cooked at high temperatures.

  • Brominated Flame Retardants

    Brominated Flame Retardants

    Brominated flame retardants (BFR) are a group of organic substances employed for their flame retardant characteristics. The most common BFRs are polybrominated diphenyl ether (PBDE), hexabromocyclododecane (HBCD) and tetrabromobisphenol A.

  • Chlorinated Paraffins - CP

    Chlorinated Paraffins - CP

    Chlorinated paraffins (CP) are a group of compounds that have been extensively used as additives in extreme lubricants, especially for metal processing and in the shipping industry. They are also used as secondary plasticizers and flame retardants in plastics, paint and leather.

  • Chemical Determination of Metals

    Chemical Determination of Metals

    The chemical determination of trace amounts of metals in the air and precipitation is very demanding in terms of techniques for sampling and analysis. NILU has extensive experience with metals and has developed its own samplers for the collection of precipitation and particles in the air. Sample handling and analysis takes place in a separate cleanroom. NILU annually performs thousands of determinations for various metals in air and precipitation...

  • PFC - Perfluoralkyl compounds

    PFC - Perfluoralkyl compounds

    Perfluoralkyl compounds (PFC) have been produced industrially for decades. The presence of PFCs in the environment was confirmed as early as 1970, but there was no satisfactory method for the determination of the substances.

  • Inorganic Ions and Gases

    Inorganic Ions and Gases

    Air pollution is a term for compounds - gases or particles - that can cause damage to the environment and human health when released into the air. Air pollution has both natural and anthropogenic sources. Examples of classic air pollutants are sulphates (SO4), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon monoxide (CO).

  • Database Services

    Database Services

    NILU has been hosting databases for our international clients for over 40 years. Our project databases serve programmes such as: EMEP, ESA, CalVal. All of these databases are hosted by our Software group, which also specializes in database design and optimization.