Faster measurement of contaminants in air, water and soil
VOCs are important, but invisible, pollutants. Some are highly toxic (including the carcinogens benzene and formaldehyde), some have nuisance value (e.g. producing offensive odors or lacrimation) but all VOCs are contributors to photochemical smog. SIFT-MS has a unique combination of benefits that enable highly selective, sensitive volatiles analysis of air, water, and soil. SIFT-MS experiments can be conducted in real-time or with high throughput, in the field and in the lab.
Environmental applications and use cases
The SIFT-MS technique provides rapid, high-sensitivity analysis of VOCs and inorganic gases at ambient levels, with no sample preparation and no discrimination against polar, thermally labile and reactive species.Read More
SIFT-MS is supporting scientists committed to improving urban air quality, by providing the real-time VOC data necessary for building effective models.Read More
SIFT-MS instruments are easily mounted in vans and transported from location to location for convenient on-site analysis or deployment in an air monitoring campaign (obtaining similar data as shown in the figure).Read More
SIFT-MS is an ideal tool for simply and quantitatively characterizing odor sources in diverse industries and applications.Read More
Water and Soil
Simplified, high-throughput analysis of water and soil direct from headspace or after extraction.Read More
Syft is your answer in the Environmental industry
Industry issueRegulators worldwide are imposing tighter and more comprehensive emissions requirements in response to increasing concern about the impact of airborne pollutants. Fenceline emissions have traditionally been monitored through a combination of off-line laboratory techniques, such as GC-MS or HPLC, which lack the time resolution, responsiveness, and comprehensiveness of analysis to provide timely information on such a dynamic and complex matrix.
Competitive benefitSIFT-MS is a unique monitoring tool with the ability to measure volatile organic compounds (including sulfides, aldehydes and aromatics) and inorganic compounds (including NOx, SOx and H2S) along with inorganic acid gases (including HCl and HF) directly in a single analysis without sample preparation.
Industry impactReal-time pollutant monitoring ensures that the root cause of air quality perturbations can be rapidly identified and addressed, mitigating the need for regulatory fines and environmental remediation activities.
Sensory Analysis of Wastewater Odor with SIFT-MS
Enhanced Environmental Monitoring 1: Fenceline and Odor Applications
Real-Time, Comprehensive Air Quality Monitoring Using Direct MS
Optimize Environmental Monitoring Using Direct Mass Spectrometry
Process and Specialty Gas Analysis Applications of Direct MS
Spatial and Temporal Mapping of Environmental Volatile Pollutants: Mobile SIFT-MS
Syft App Talks #21. SIFT-MS BTEX Analysis Following Methanolic Extraction of Soil
Syft App Talks #18. Simultaneous Analysis of Multiple Classes of Organic Compounds using SIFT-MS
Online Demonstration - Continuous Monitoring with Real-Time Notifications from the Cloud
Syft Application Talks 9: Mobile Measurements Using SIFT-MS
Syft Application Talks 8: From the Shower Room, to Human Breath, to Asian Megacities: A SIFT-MS Measurement Journey
Syft Application Talks 7: Emerging Requirements for VOC Analysis in Support of Environmental Regulation
Part 1: Environmental Monitoring
Enhanced Environmental Monitoring 3: Ambient Monitoring and Atmospheric Research
Enhanced Environmental Monitoring 2: Laboratory Applications
A Sensory Expert Shares His Experience with SIFT-MS
We asked Mike McGinley, President, St. Croix Sensory, Inc. about his experience using SIFT-MS. Hear what he had to say about the speed of analysis and flexibility inherent to Syft's product solutions.
High Throughput Screening of Recycled HDPE Pellets Using Untargeted Headspace-SIFT-MS-Analysis
Automated headspace-SIFT-MS analysis can classify pelleted recycled HDPE at throughputs over 230 samples per day, offering great potential for rapid screening of recycled packaging materials.
Real-time Ethylene Oxide and Fence Line Monitoring Using SIFT-MS
Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) is a revolutionary direct mass spectrometric technology for continuous, sensitive, selective, and robust analysis of diverse chemical species in air. Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) — such as benzene, ammonia, and formaldehyde — and inorganic gases such as sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide are detected simultaneously and continuously in real time. Watch the webinar to discover why SIFT-MS is well suited to air quality monitoring both in a mobile deployment scenario and for fence line monitoring.
Syft Tracer: The Next Generation of Volatile Impurities Analysis for Enhanced Workflows
This app note introduces the next generation of SIFT-MS, Syft TracerTM, which launched at Pittcon 2023. It revolutionizes volatile impurities analysis workflows through unparalleled speed, performance stability, and reproducibility. Learn about how this innovation to real-time trace gas detection outpaces chromatography-based methods in the analysis of challenging analytes such as formaldehyde in a PEG excipient.
Recent developments and applications of selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT‐MS)
SIFT‐MS is now recognized as the most versatile analytical technique for the identification and quantification of trace gases down to the parts‐per‐trillion by volume, pptv, range. This statement is supported by the wide reach of its applications, from real‐time analysis, obviating sample collection of very humid exhaled breath, to its adoption in industrial scenarios for air quality monitoring. This review touches on the recent extensions to the underpinning ion chemistry kinetics library and the alternative challenge of using nitrogen carrier gas instead of helium.
SIFT-MS: Quantifying the Volatiles You Smell . . . and the Toxics You Don’t
SIFT-MS has been widely applied to quantitative analysis of a broad range of VOCs in applications from food products to workplace safety to environmental monitoring, and most recently to pharmaceutical testing. This review surveys the applications of SIFT-MS in odor analysis and in workplace, environmental and consumer protection, with a particular focus on the complementarity of this real-time mass spectrometry analyzer to sensor technology and conventional laboratory techniques—in particular, gas chromatography–mass spectrometry (GC/MS).
The Latest Innovation of Real-Time, High-Throughput Volatile Impurities Analysis by SIFT-MS
Join us for this webinar to learn about Syft Tracer, the latest advancement of real-time, trace gas analysis by SIFT-MS which launched at Pittcon 2023. Hear how the recent product innovations unlock analytical bottlenecks and enable faster decisions to be made in critical process steps.