Environmental

The sensitive, selective and real-time analysis of SIFT-MS provides simple and continuous monitoring of trace VOCs in ambient air.

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

Ambient Monitoring

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.

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Atmospheric Research

SIFT-MS is supporting scientists committed to improving urban air quality, by providing the real-time VOC data necessary for building effective models.

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Mobile Monitoring

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).

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Odor Analysis

SIFT-MS is an ideal tool for simply and quantitatively characterizing odor sources in diverse industries and applications.

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Water and Soil

Simplified, high-throughput analysis of water and soil direct from headspace or after extraction.

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Syft is your answer in the Environmental industry

Industry issue

Regulators 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 benefit

SIFT-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 impact

Real-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.

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Environmental resources

Application Note

Real-Time Ambient Air

Monitoring Campaigns Using Syft Sift-Ms

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Simple Determination

Of Formaldehyde adsorption By Merino Wool, Using Sift-Ms

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Continuous, Selective, And Robust

Fenceline Monitoring, Using Sift-Ms

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Environmental Solutions Utilizing Sift-Ms

Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (Sift-Ms)

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Webinar

Sensory Analysis of Wastewater Odor with SIFT-MS

Can SIFT-MS mimic the response of the human nose and provide “instrumental sensory analysis” characterization?
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Enhanced Environmental Monitoring 1: Fenceline and Odor Applications

This webinar is the first in a three-part series on enhanced environmental monitoring using SIFT-MS: a direct mass spectrometry (DMS) technique that utilizes ultra-soft chemical ionization to provide continuous sample analysis with high sensitivity and selectivity.
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High-Throughput Analysis

Of Volatile Compounds in Air, Water And Soil Using Sift-Ms

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Odor Characterization

At A Gelatin Factory, Using Sift-Ms

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Webinar

Real-Time, Comprehensive Air Quality Monitoring Using Direct MS

Air pollution has been described by the World Health Organization (WHO) as the largest single environmental health risk, with eight million deaths attributed to air pollution exposure each year.
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Optimize Environmental Monitoring Using Direct Mass Spectrometry

Conventional methods for analyzing trace VOCs in air, soil and water usually involve significant sample preparation, followed by slow chromatographic analysis.
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Process and Specialty Gas Analysis Applications of Direct MS

In this webinar, we describe applications of SIFT-MS to diverse process and specialty gas applications.
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Spatial and Temporal Mapping of Environmental Volatile Pollutants: Mobile SIFT-MS

Increasing constraints on environmental emission standards lead to greater demand for high-quality analytical devices that can be taken into the field for in-situ monitoring.
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Syft App Talks #21. SIFT-MS BTEX Analysis Following Methanolic Extraction of Soil

SIFT-MS BTEX Analysis Following Methanolic Extraction of Soil Dr Mark Perkins, Senior Applications Chemist, Anatune Limited, United Kingdom Can SIFT-MS replace GC/MS as the analyzer in a method that uses methanolic extraction?
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Syft App Talks #18. Simultaneous Analysis of Multiple Classes of Organic Compounds using SIFT-MS

Drs Mitch Rubenstein and Anthony Qualley, USAF, Dayton OH Our team develops new sampling media that can collect multiple classes of organic compounds.
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Online Demonstration - Continuous Monitoring with Real-Time Notifications from the Cloud

SIFT-MS has long been applied to many different continuous monitoring applications due to the wide range of species that can be quantified in real-time.
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Syft Application Talks 9: Mobile Measurements Using SIFT-MS

Air pollution is a major concern due to the environmental and health effects that it can cause.
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Syft Application Talks 8: From the Shower Room, to Human Breath, to Asian Megacities: A SIFT-MS Measurement Journey

VOCs are emitted from a complex variety of anthropogenic and natural sources to the Earth’s atmosphere.
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Syft Application Talks 7: Emerging Requirements for VOC Analysis in Support of Environmental Regulation

Volatile organic compounds have been regulated for more than four decades by international treaties such as the Gothenburg protocol and various EC Directives.
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Part 1: Environmental Monitoring

In this webinar, we begin our seven-episode series, which outlines the diverse applications of the SIFT-MS technique.
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Enhanced Environmental Monitoring 3: Ambient Monitoring and Atmospheric Research

This webcast concludes a three-part series on enhanced environmental monitoring.
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Enhanced Environmental Monitoring 2: Laboratory Applications

This webcast is the second in a three-part series on enhanced environmental monitoring using SIFT-MS, a leading direct mass spectrometry (DMS) technique.
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