Enhanced Environmental Monitoring 3: Ambient Monitoring and Atmospheric Research

This webcast concludes a three-part series on enhanced environmental monitoring. It describes how SIFT-MS is readily applied to the demanding requirements of real-time ambient air monitoring applications.

SIFT-MS is a direct mass spectrometry (DMS) technique that utilizes ultra-soft chemical ionization. It can be used to monitor rapidly changing samples in real-time, whilst providing high sensitivity. SIFT-MS is unique among DMS techniques because it offers rapid switching between chemical ionization agents. This yields class-leading selectivity coupled with comprehensive detection of VOCs and inorganic gases.

Air quality applications discussed in the webcast are:

  • Routine ambient air quality monitoring
  • Autonomous air monitoring in the field (a case study from China comparing SIFT-MS air quality monitoring with GC-FID)
  • Eddy covariance measurements