Workstream Air quality

The health impact of pollution and fine particles is uncontested, though the finer mechanics of the process still have to be unravelled by the medical and scientific community

Also, the focus is mostly upon external air and overall pollution, whilst the quality of indoor air is often overlooked.

People spend most of their time in offices, schools and houses. Therefore technology institutes and companies are working actively on new technologies to keep the indoor air clean. The consequences of those efforts with regard to the respiratory system need to be better scientifically documented. The eu.reca network aims to facilitate just that.

Out of a strong personal commitment, eu.reca co-founder Jade Verrept, is  coordinating this workstream. If you want to get involved, get in touch!

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Jade Verrept

Jade Verrept, Jade Verrept is team leader Innovation and Entrepreneurship at POM Antwerpen, a founding partner of the eu.reca community. She is passionate about air quality and in particular about the challenges to ensure a healthy indoor air environment.


The emissions from constructions and renovations in hospitals can have several negative impacts on the air quality, affecting the patients' health.

Point of View 'Patients suffer from constructions in and near hospitals'

The health of individuals attending an environment in a health institution is closely related to the quality of the air they breathe. How can hospitals improve air quality and patients' health by integrating cutting-edge air decontamination technologies?

Point of View 'Modern hospitals should focus more on air purification.'

VITO and eu.reca vzw organized a webinar that was completely devoted to indoor air purification on June 1st. We have summarized the session in these proceedings.

Proceedings Indoor Air Purification

Workstream sponsors


Genano air purifiers are an efficient way to reduce the health risks of airborne impurities – down to nanometer size.- such as microbes, ultrafine particles and volatile organic compounds. Our solutions can address even the most challenging air purification needs, ranging from battling against spread of infectious diseases in healthcare facilities to securing safe study environment to children in schools with severely compromised indoor air quality.


Vinçotte, founded in 1872, is the leading Belgian inspection, control and certification (TIC) company and offers more than 220 objective and advisory services. The leading pharmaceutical companies and hospitals in Belgium rely on Vinçotte because they know we always go the extra mile to comply with legal standards. Every day, 2000 professionals from 16 sites in the Benelux are committed to make society safer, more efficient and more sustainable.

We innovate with new technologies and services. In April of 2020 we launched our SafeZone certificate that ensures a company is following the COVID guidelines and with our HVAC Protect label we guarantee the HVAC installation is operating under the right conditions to avoid spreading the coronavirus. With our expertise, we can help establish protocols, labels and certificates on indoor air quality together with the respiratory sector


VITO is a leading European independent research and technology organisation in the areas of cleantech and sustainable development, elaborating solutions for the large societal challenges of today.

Interesting reads

Articles that inspired us:

The case for optimal indoor ventilation is convincingly made by prof. dr. Lidia Morawska (Queensland University of Technology) in this article.
Optimal indoor ventilation
Also by prof. dr. Morawska is this comprehensive overview of evidence with regard to airborne transmission of Covid-19.
Airborne transmission of Covid-19
Answering relevant and practical questions with regard to hygenic ventilation, is Seppe Thys (Hamster Cleaning).
Q&A Hygenic ventilation

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