ENVIRONMENTAL TECHNOLOGY VERIFICATION (ETV) consists in the
verification of the performance of environmental technologies or in
other words is the establishment or validation of environmental
technology performance by qualified third parties based on test data
generated through testing using established protocols or specific
requirements. There are several ETV programmes running all over the
world, organised through government initiatives, with the pioneer
programme being the one developed in the
* 1 The US ETV Program
* 1.1 Centers
* 1.1.1 Advanced Monitoring Systems Center * 1.1.2 Air Pollution Control Technology Center * 1.1.3 Drinking Water Systems Center * 1.1.4 Greenhouse Gas Technology Center * 1.1.5 Water Quality Protection Center * 1.1.6 Environmental and Sustainable Technology Technology Verifications (ESTE)
* 1.2 ETV Accomplishments, Impacts, and Outcomes * 1.3 Verified diesel emission reduction technologies and their outcomes * 1.4 Composition of total diesel particulate matter and the relation to smoke opacity * 1.5 Function as a neutral clearinghouse * 1.6 Disclaimers
* 2 ETV in Europe
* 2.1 The European Union ETV Pilot Program * 2.2 ETV in the UK * 2.3 The Danish ETV Program: DANETV * 2.4 The French ETV Program
* 3 The Canadian ETV Program * 4 The Japanese ETV Program * 5 The Philippine ETV Program * 6 References * 7 External links
THE US ETV PROGRAM
The Environmental Technology Verification (ETV) Program of the
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) in the
ETV has five centers which are called verification organizations. These verification centers are run through a cooperative agreement
Advanced Monitoring Systems Center
The center verifies the performance of commercial-ready technologies that monitor contaminants and natural species in air, water, and soil. The center tests both field-portable and stationary monitors, as well as innovative technologies that can be used to describe the environment (site characterization).
Air Pollution Control Technology Center
This center verifies commercial-ready technologies that control stationary and mobile air pollution sources, and mitigate the effects of indoor air pollutants.
Drinking Water Systems Center
This center verifies the performance of commercial-ready drinking water treatment systems for use in small communities, or individual homes and businesses.
Greenhouse Gas Technology Center
This center verifies the performance of commercial-ready technologies that produce, mitigate, monitor, or sequester greenhouse gas emissions.
Water Quality Protection Center
This center verifies the performance of commercial-ready technologies that protect groundwater and surface waters from contamination.
Environmental And Sustainable Technology Technology Verifications (ESTE)
A component of ETV which was added in 2005 to address priority environmental technology categories for meeting the USEPA needs for credible performance information. Priority is given to technologies that can address high-risk environmental problems.
Other topical efforts are listed below.
ETV ACCOMPLISHMENTS, IMPACTS, AND OUTCOMES
ETV has verified over 400 technologies and developed more than 90 protocols. A survey of participating vendors completed in 2001 showed overwhelming support for the ETV program. Responses indicated that 73 percent of the vendors were using ETV information in product marketing, and 92 percent of those surveyed responded that they would recommend ETV to other vendors.
In 2006, EPA published a two-volume set of case studies which document actual and projected outcomes from verifications of technologies in 15 technology categories (ETV Program Case Studies Vol 1 EPA/600/R-06/001 and ETV Program Case Studies Vol II EPA/600/R-06/082).
An Association of State Drinking Water Administrators (ASDWA) survey showed that 34 states recognize and use ETV reports. ASDWA and its members rely heavily on these evaluations to support the use of new technologies and products in the drinking water industry.
Designating a product or technology as ETV “verified” does not mean a given technology reduces every emission , has no drawbacks, or outperforms solutions not on the “verified” list.
Designating a product or technology as “verified” means that a given technology produced “X” outcome, when tested according to a specific protocol.
VERIFIED DIESEL EMISSION REDUCTION TECHNOLOGIES AND THEIR OUTCOMES