Simple and continuous monitoring of trace VOCs in ambient air
VOCs formed by human activities are significant pollutants that are often directly hazardous to human health and contribute to secondary effects such as ozone production in photochemical smog. 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. SIFT-MS can be used in mobile applications to collect pollutant data as shown in this figure. SIFT-MS can also be utilized in the lab for high-throughput off-line analysis of ambient samples collected in thermal desorption tubes or in canisters. This automated configuration provides faster cleaning validation of sampling devices before reuse, compared to conventional methods based on gas chromatography.
Ambient Monitoring benefits
Real-time analysis provides instant feedback on pollution events
Lab-based analysis from thermal desorption tubes and canisters
24/7 operation with minimal downtime (<1% downtime for validation)
High sensitivity and wide linear range (pptV to ppmV)
Single, selective analysis of chemically diverse compounds
Ambient Monitoring resources
Enhanced Environmental Monitoring 3
Ambient Monitoring and Atmospheric Research
Syft Application Talks 7
Emerging Requirements for VOC Analysis in Support of Environmental Regulation
Syft Application Talks 8
From the Shower Room, to Human Breath, to Asian Megacities: A SIFT-MS Measurement Journey
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.
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.