Climate and environment Pollution
SINTEF contributes to reducing air pollution from energy production, transport and industrial processes
Pollution is harmful to both health and the environment, including the climate. SINTEF's research contributes to reducing air pollution from various types of energy production, the transport sector and from different industrial processes. The development of new technologies, emission reduction measures, increased efficiency and increasing the proportion of environmentally friendly and renewable energy in the mix are all measures that can help reduce harmful emissions.
Environmental laboratories - Sealab
Our emphasis is on developing experimental systems that simulates natural processes and also mimic the fate, behavior and effects of pollutants in the recipient.
High throughput screening facility, Trondheim
The robotic screening facility at SINTEF are optimized for high throughput analytical and cultivation work and enables us to process of thousands of samples or cultures per day.
Mass spectrometry - Advanced research-based analyses
We perform research-based mass spectrometric (MS) and high-throughput (HTS) analyses for SINTEF, academia and industry.
MICROFIBRE: Evaluating the fate, effects and mitigation measures for microplastic fibre pollution in aquatic environments
To understand the environmental behaviour and impacts of microplastic fibres (MPFs) in order to develop a decision support framework that enables garment manufacturers to make environmentally informed choices in their material selection.
SINTEF and NTNU will work to improve the working environment in the Norwegian ferroalloy, silicon and silicon carbide plants. The project DeMaskUs will study how airborne dust is formed, how it affects human cells and how people can protect themselves from the airborne dust in the working environment.
NanoWASTE – Investigating the fate of nanomaterials in waste water treatment plants: removal, release and subsequent impacts
NanoWASTE is a research project funded by the Norwegian Research Council that studies the fate, removal, release and subsequent impacts of manufactured nanomaterials (MNMs) in wastewater treatment plants (WWTPs).
DREAM – Dose-related Risk and Effects Assessment Model
The numerical model DREAM (Dose related Risk and Effect Assessment Model) accounts for releases of complex mixtures of chemicals, such as those associated with produced water and drilling discharges. DREAM is used as a decision support tool for management of operational discharges to the marine environment.
OSCAR – Oil Spill Contingency and Response
OSCAR is a state of the art model and simulation tool for predicting the fates and effects of oil released during an accidental release of oil, either from a platform or a vessel. OSCAR provides insight in the behavior of oil during an accident and captures the effects of contingency and response, allowing for contingency analysis and planning as well as hind- and forecasting.
New surface water decontamination filter
Warmer weather and more rain have made surface water an environmental problem.
Ultrafine industrial dust to be studied
A Norwegian interdisciplinary project is aiming to ensure that workplace exposure to microscopic dust particles is kept to a minimum for smelter personnel.