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Air Quality

When you need accurate, objective answers for air quality questions, count on Battelle. We provide comprehensive technical support and subject matter expertise for program management, method development and technology transfer. Our scientists are advancing the science of emissions characterization and air quality monitoring to lower detection limits, measure chemicals of concern, improve data accuracy and provide clients with actionable insights.  


Improving air quality is of national and international importance, given the known health and economic impacts that result from exposures to pollutants in ambient and indoor air.

We get you the data you need to:

  • Characterize and quantify emissions
  • Evaluate air quality management programs
  • Ensure compliance with Clean Air Act and other regulatory requirements
  • Assess potential human health or environmental risks

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For more than 40 years, government agencies and private companies have trusted Battelle to help them understand complex air quality issues and make effective, science-based decisions. As the world's largest nonprofit research and development organization, we continually reinvest in research to stay on top of the latest advances in air quality monitoring and emissions characterization. Our team brings together extensive expertise in air quality program design and management, field data collection, analytical chemistry, modeling, data analytics, quality assurance and outreach.  


Battelle uses state-of-the-art methods and equipment to get accurate, defensible air quality data, indoors or out.

Our team can:

  • Characterize emissions from natural and industrial processes
  • Quantify a variety of ambient and indoor pollutants with low detection limits
  • Assess, improve the quality of, and manage air quality monitoring programs
  • Develop and evaluate the performance of air monitoring methods and technologies
  • Model the transport of pollutants through the environment and predict pollutant exposures
  • Build capacity of air monitoring management programs
  • Assess risks to human health from exposure to airborne pollutants
  • Communicate exposure risks and mitigation decisions to stakeholders


At Battelle, we go beyond standard methods to find new solutions to complex problems in air quality measurement, characterization and monitoring. We are continually working to advance the science and develop new methods that improve data accuracy, reduce costs and enable better decision making.

We can help you:

  • Reduce the costs and timelines for data collection
  • Improve the accuracy and quality of your data
  • Address emerging air quality concerns with new methods and technologies
  • Expand the capacity of your internal teams
  • Make better decisions with the data you have