Automotive Material and Tailpipe Emissions Analysis with SIFT-MS

Regulators and consumers demand increasingly lower levels of gaseous emissions from diverse automotive and aerospace sources, such as combustion exhaust, component emissions and leakage. Emission compositions vary widely between sources but frequently consist of both VOCs and inorganic gases. Speciation and quantitation of these emissions at increasingly lower levels is a challenge for existing process monitoring instruments. Further, conventional laboratory analytical technologies based on chromatographic methods are not configurable for such applications and are expensive, complex and slow.

In this webinar we will introduce SIFT-MS: an innovative, industry-proven analytical technique that directly and instantly analyzes air down to part-per-trillion (ppt) concentrations. By applying eight rapidly switchable chemical ionization agents, one SIFT-MS instrument can selectively and quantitatively analyze a very diverse range of compounds in one analysis.

Potential analytes include:

  • VOCs (e.g. acetic acid, benzene, formaldehyde, isooctane)
  • Inorganic gases (e.g. ammonia, carbon dioxide, hydrogen sulfide)
  • Acidic gases (e.g. hydrogen chloride, nitrogen dioxide, sulfur dioxide)
  • Water vapor

Various applications of SIFT-MS will be described in the webinar, including exhaust gas analysis, emission screening of synthetic and natural vehicle components, and leak detection. Implementations of SIFT-MS instrumentation range from R&D through to the process line, enabling timely decisions to be made from new product development right through to production.