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Learn more about the power of trace gas analysis using SIFT-MS. Download our latest brochures, application notes and white papers or watch an application-focused video. Questions? Contact us!

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Online Demonstration - Part 1: Introducing TD-SIFT-MS for Routine Analysis

Become acquainted with TD-SIFT-MS through the analysis of environmental BTEX (benzene, toluene, ethylbenzene and xylene) from multiple sorbent tubes. This demonstration will address the following; - What makes this approach unique? - What does “real-time” thermal desorption data look like? - How is the automation and processing software operated? - How fast is it?

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Part 2: Indoor Air Quality and Workplace Safety Monitoring

In this webinar, we discuss applications in these areas:

  • Real-time IAQ monitoring
  • Formaldehyde adsorption by furnishings
  • Breath-based monitoring of exposure to volatile compounds
  • Protection of frontline workers from fumigation chemicals
  • Vehicle interior air quality analysis
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Syft App Talks #20. Fast and Simple: Quantifying Formaldehyde Adsorption by Merino Wools

This Syft App Talk describes how the SIFT-MS technique makes determination of formaldehyde adsorption by materials, such as wool, rapid and simple. 

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Petrochemical Industry Gas Analysis Webinar

SIFT-MS represents a breakthrough in the detection and quantitation of VOCs (such as benzene and formaldehyde) and inorganic gases (such as sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide).  This webinar presents a variety of SIFT-MS-based petrochemical industry applications, including:

  • Mud logging
  • Stack analysis
  • Fenceline monitoring
  • Process analysis (e.g. for catalysis research)
  • Polymer product quality control and assurance
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Syft Application Talks 3: Using SIFT-MS to Quickly and Accurately Look for Impurities in Hydrogen Fuel

In this first-of-its-kind presentation, Dr. Thomas Bacquart describes his research at the UK National Physical Laboratory: development of new measurement standards for hydrogen fuel purity.  Dr. Bacquart presents his SIFT-MS results, which include determination of reactive, chromatographically challenging impurities such as ammonia, formaldehyde and hydrogen sulfide.

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Syft App Talks #14. Online Monitoring of CO Oxidation in PEM Fuel Cell - Isotopic Measurement and SIFT-MS Negative Reagent Ions

It has been historically impossible to monitor real-time oxidation of CO into CO2 onto the PEM fuel cell surface due to technical complexity.  The UK National Physical Laboratory (NPL) developed an approach using 13 CO contaminated hydrogen to monitor real-time 13 CO2 and 12 CO2 by SIFT-MS negative reagent ions. This presentation highlights the NPL setup, the calibration of the measurement in humidified atmosphere, and the first isotopic measurements for fuel cell research.

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Hydrogen Fuel: Quality Control and Process Monitoring in an Emerging Sector Using Direct MS

SIFT-MS is an instrument for achieving real-time, selective and economical trace analysis of contaminants in hydrogen fuel. Direct, broad-spectrum analysis using SIFT-MS provides unique capabilities in hydrogen transport applications, including:

  • Simple NH3, CH2O, CHOOH analysis
  • Monitoring of real time oxidation of 13CO into 13CO2
  • Real time monitoring of contaminant degradation in fuel cell stacks.
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Enhanced Environmental Monitoring 2: Laboratory Applications

This webinar focuses on the benefits realized by adopting SIFT-MS in environmental testing laboratories, which include reduced sample preparation and increased sample throughput.

Five case studies are presented:

  • Soil analysis
  • Water headspace analysis
  • Formaldehyde analysis using sample bags
  • Canister analysis
  • Landfill and biogas analysis
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Enhanced Environmental Monitoring 3: Ambient Monitoring and Atmospheric Research

This webcast describes how SIFT-MS is readily applied to the demanding requirements of real-time ambient air monitoring applications.  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
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Part 1: Environmental Monitoring

In this webinar, we describe the wide range of environmental monitoring applications in which SIFT-MS is employed. We discuss its utility in the following areas:

  • Atmospheric research
  • Ambient monitoring
  • Fenceline and source monitoring
  • Environmental analysis “on the move”
  • Odor analysis
  • Soil and water analysis
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Syft Application Talks 7: Emerging Requirements for VOC Analysis in Support of Environmental Regulation

This webinar describes how SIFT-MS provides more accurate quantitation of VOC emissions which can be used to support the development of regulatory policies.

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Syft Application Talks 8: From the Shower Room, to Human Breath, to Asian Megacities: A SIFT-MS Measurement Journey

In this webinar we discuss how SIFT-MS can be used to selectively quantify VOC real-time concentrations and emissions in both ambient and indoor air environments in order to characterize the sources and sinks of individual VOCs.

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