Flemish Institute for Technological Research

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The Flemish institute for technological research (Dutch: Vlaamse Instelling voor Technologisch Onderzoek or VITO), is a research centre, located in Mol, Antwerp, Flanders, Belgium. The institute performs contract research and develops products and processes in the fields of energy, environment and materials, for both the public and the private sector. Dirk Fransaer is director of the institute.

Research domains[edit]

  • Energy technology
  • Environmental measurement
  • Environmental and Process Technology
  • Environmental toxicology
  • Integrated Environmental Study
  • Materials technology
  • Remote Sensing and Earth Observation processes:
    • Image Processing Group
    • Global Vegetation Research Group
    • Agriculture Research Group
    • Local Imaging Spectroscopy Research Group
    • UAV (Unmanned Aerial Vehicle) Research Group

See also[edit]


  • Schoeters G, Den Hond E, Zuurbier M, Naginiene R, van den Hazel P, Stilianakis N, Ronchetti R, Koppe JG., Cadmium and children: exposure and health effects, Acta Paediatr Suppl. 2006 Oct;95(453):50-4
  • van der Lelie D, Corbisier P, Baeyens W, Wuertz S, Diels L, Mergeay M., The use of biosensors for environmental monitoring, Res Microbiol. 1994 Jan;145(1):67-74.
  • Tirez K, Scharf H, Calzolari D, Cleven R, Kisser M, Lück D., Validation of a European standard for the determination of hexavalent chromium in solid material, J Environ Monit. 2007 Jul;9(7):749-59. Epub 2007 June 1.

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