New study project for the measurement of NOx by GOCA FlandersDaniele D'Onofrio
GOCA Flanders and the vehicle inspection sector in Belgium continue to focus on sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility.
A new important project within the vehicle inspection in Flanders is the refinement of the emission measurements, with a view to sustainable and environmentally friendly mobility.
On 1 July this year, the PN particle counter was integrated into the inspection process in Belgium. This makes possible to measure the emission of particulate matter even more precisely, in order to detect the major polluters. With this, Flanders and Belgium immediately became the frontrunner in Europe in the fight against particulate filter fraud.
And there’s more! Following the particulate matter measurement, GOCA Flanders gained a new study project for the measurement of nitrogen (NOx) last year. In the context of this assignment for the Flemish Environment Agency, GOCA Flanders worked on a refined NOx emission test.
“There has long been a call in Europe for better control of NOx emissions during technical inspection or through roadside checks. However, technical issues make the development of an appropriate test a challenge. Nevertheless, the research team managed to distil two methods that hold promise for further follow-up research, with a view to implementation as soon as possible,” according to the Flemish Environment Agency.
In this way, GOCA Flanders and the vehicle inspection sector continue to focus on the modernization of the inspection process, thereby confirming their conscious choice to focus on the environment and climate.