Instrumental odor analysis is challenging due to the chemical diversity and short lifetime of many important odorants, the high sensitivity required, and the dynamic of the odor itself. Conventional sensor-based and chromatographic technologies are poorly suited to the task.
Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) is a revolutionary direct mass spectrometric technology that provides comprehensive real-time odor analysis through detection and quantitation of diverse odorants—e.g., aldehydes, amines, organosulfur compounds, and volatile fatty acids—complementing conventional sensory analysis.
This webinar will present a variety of SIFT-MS-based odor applications correlated with conventional sensory panel assessment, including:
- Characterization and routine monitoring of wastewater odors,
- Body odor control/reduction in textiles,
- Analysis of favorable and unfavorable aromas in cannabis and hemp products, and
- Rapid screening of paperboard packaging.