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Managing the production environment

We can help to improve and manage the environmental conditions in production processes.

VTT offers research services for controlling air contaminants and static electricity in high-tech production environments, including micro-, nano- and biotechnology, as well as in pharmaceutical production and health care premises.

In the work, we apply sophisticated research and development, and measurement and simulation methods to create clean, productive, energy-efficient, comfortable and safe environments for production processes.

Examples of our recent research highlights include modelling the spread of bio-contamination in space stations, in a project called BIOSMHARS, and Induced Secondary Air Cleaning (ISAC), a potential technique for reducing the adverse health effects of fine aerosol particles in indoor air.

Contamination control through ventilation techniques and air filtration

We provide solutions to fulfil elevated contaminant control and air quality requirements of modern manufacturing processes and other special premises.

The contribution we make to the control of the production environment is based on modern measuring techniques, computational fluid dynamics (CFD) and long experience in the fields of workplace ventilation, air filtration, contaminant control, static electricity and industrial hygiene.

Our expertise includes filtration of particle impurities, air quality measurements and simulation, emission control of production processes and raw materials, clean room and industrial ventilation technologies, and control of static electricity and its discharges (ESD), including EX environments.

Hygiene management for health care and industrial facilities

We develop hygiene control concepts and proactive prevention techniques against health care-associated infections (HAIs) by emphasising environmental cleanliness of the health care facilities and applying practices used in high-tech industries.

Other safety and security areas in which we work are control of airborne CBRN threats, exposure assessments, occupational hygiene and development of new personal protection concepts.


Additional information

Aimo Taipale
Research Team Leader
+358 20 722 3254

Ilpo Kulmala
Principal Scientist
+358 20 722 3263

Hannu Salmela
Research Scientist
+358 20 722 3279

Salme Nurmi
Principal Scientist
+358 20 722 3207

Additional information

Aimo Taipale
Research Team Leader
+358 20 722 3254

Ilpo Kulmala
Principal Scientist
+358 20 722 3263

Hannu Salmela
Research Scientist
+358 20 722 3279

Salme Nurmi
Principal Scientist
+358 20 722 3207