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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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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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Syft Application Talks 9: Mobile Measurements Using SIFT-MS

We are joined by Rebecca Wagner of Atmospheric Chemistry Laboratory at the University of York, United Kingdom.  At the University of York, a SIFT-MS instrument has been placed inside a mobile laboratory to measure the emission of atmospheric gases that contribute to air pollution. Hear the results of their study into local emission sources.

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Online Demonstration - Continuous Monitoring with Real-Time Notifications from the Cloud

In this online demonstration we present a new capability that takes advantage of the latest developments in IOT and cloud-based data management to provide a simple and highly configurable internet-based notification system, for example via SMS and/or email alerts.  Fenceline monitoring is one application where immediate notification of concentration variances is desirable and Syft continues to develop new tools to provide this functionality for our customers.

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Syft App Talks #18. Simultaneous Analysis of Multiple Classes of Organic Compounds using SIFT-MS

This webinar describes the work of Doctors Mitch Rubenstein and Anthony Qualley, USAF, Dayton OH whose team develops new sampling media that can collect multiple classes of organic compounds.  SIFT-MS was used to observe a wide array of compounds that normally would require a large number of techniques. We show data for amino alcohols, alcohols, aldehydes, ketones, etc. SIFT-MS also allowed the observation of low molecular weight compounds such as methanol and formaldehyde that would normally fall outside the range of conventional mass spectrometry. Cleared for public distribution: 88ABW-2020-2280.

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Syft App Talks #21. SIFT-MS BTEX Analysis Following Methanolic Extraction of Soil

Can SIFT-MS replace GC/MS as the analyzer in a method that uses methanolic extraction? The answer is yes!  Dr. Mark Perkins presents the results of method validation for methanolic extraction of BTEX from soil, and applies the method to analysis of several certified reference materials (CRMs).

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