VDI/DIN Commission on Air Pollution Prevention (KRdL) – Standards Committee

Head Office

  • D-40468 Düsseldorf, VDI Platz 1, D-40002 Düsseldorf, Postfach 10 11 39
  • Tel: (+49-211) 6214-544; E-mail: krdl@vdi.de                        

Website: www.vdi.de/krdl.de and www.din.de  

Principal Officers

Organization

The VDI/DIN Commission on Air Pollution Prevention (KRdL) was founded in March 1990 and is located in Düsseldorf. It is a joint committee of VDI (Association of German Engineers) and DIN (German Institute for Standardization). It is the successor of the VDI Commission on Air Pollution Prevention (VDI-Kommission Reinhaltung der Luft) founded in 1957 and the Standards Committee on Air Pollution Control of DIN (Normenausschuss Luftreinhaltung im DIN). This new Commission holds the secretariats of both ISO/TC 146 „Air Quality“ and CEN/TC 264 „Air Quality“.

The KRdL consists of approximately 170 committees and working groups in which more than 1250 experts from the fields of industry, science and administration work on a honorary basis. The Commission works by order of the Federal Minister of the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, and is supported financially.

Objectives

The KRdL is responsible for the preparation of VDI guidelines and DIN standards which address the problem of air pollution and provide means of prevention. Furthermore, it assists in elaborating preliminary and final DIN/EN and DIN/ISO standards. It plays a major national, European and international role in the preparation of technical rules for air pollution control.

Activities

  • Elaboration of VDI guidelines and DIN standards
  • Assistance in elaborating preliminary and final DIN/EN and DIN/ISO standards
  • Performance of conferences, workshops and expert forums
  • Performance of round-robin tests
  • Provision of the secretariats of both ISO/TC 146 and CEN/TC 264 „Air Quality“

Publications

  • About 160 standards (DIN-Normen) and more than 500 guidelines (VDI-Richtlinien) (German/English); all guidelines and standards are compiled in the VDI/DIN Handbuch Reinhaltung der Luft (VDI/DIN-Handbook of Air Pollution Control)
  • Conference proceedings (VDI Berichte; periodic; German)
  • Gefahrstoffe – Reinhaltung der Luft –  Air Quality Control (monthly, partly in English; English summaries)
  • Schriftenreihe der Kommission Reinhaltung der Luft im VDI und DIN (periodic; German)
  • VDI-Agenden and VDI-Statusreports
  • Information brochure (English)
  • Annual Report (in German)

Please ask for the complete list of publications