VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has started a project focusing on the
development of emission measurement in India. Reliable measurement has a key
role in identifying and reducing emissions.
In India only few plants own continuous emission measurement systems (CEMs)
that continuously monitor the volume and concentrations of pollutants.
Emissions are mostly measured with non-continuous methods which requires
special skills and accuracy from the test laboratory. VTT Technical Research
Centre of Finland has several tens of years of experience in the field which
helps Indians to develop their skills and improve the level of measurements.
project consists of the Indian specialists' five education and training visits
to VTT in Finland and the workshops held by VTT in India.
focus of the training sessions will be on practical measurement exercises.
This is how we will in practice transfer the know-how that we have. We will
also visit Finnish companies, such as equipment manufacturers and introduce
our visitors the latest technology in the field," says the head of the
project, team leader Tuula Pellikka.
The project has been
made possible by the Institutional Cooperation Instrument (ICI), established
by the Ministry for Foreign Affairs to finance the participation of Finnish
government agencies in international development cooperation. The objective is
to strengthen the skills and know-how of government actors, such as ministries
and institutions, in the developing countries.
Norvanto, Director of Communications of the Finnish Ministry for Foreign
Affairs, was involved in the early stages of the project. He points out that
three significant aspects will be realised in the emission project.
of all, the project helps to bring VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland's
skills to countries where they are needed and helps VTT to network. Secondly,
this mechanism takes the development policy operations to a practical level
and puts them into action. The project also offers an excellent opportunity
for promoting export, since improved skills and competence create demands that
Finnish companies can respond to”, Norvanto says.
project started in February 2012. The Indian project participants include the
CPCB (Central Pollution Control Board, an agency governed by the Indian
Ministry of the Environment and Forest, MoEF ) and its sub-organisations, the
SPCB units (State Pollution Control Board), operating in the different states