Part 2: Indoor Air Quality and Workplace Safety Monitoring

In this webinar, we continue our seven-episode series, which outlines the diverse applications of the SIFT-MS technique. In this second episode, our series presenter and expert in SIFT-MS applications, Dr Vaughan Langford, describes the wide range of indoor air quality (IAQ) and workplace safety monitoring applications in which SIFT-MS is employed.

SIFT-MS is a direct mass spectrometry (DMS) technique that utilizes ultra-soft chemical ionization (USCI) to provide continuous sample analysis with class-leading sensitivity (to parts-per-trillion by volume; pptV) and selectivity. It is unique among DMS techniques, as it allows rapid switching between chemical ionization agents. The excellent selectivity of SIFT-MS enables comprehensive detection of VOCs and inorganic gases, with the ability to quantify multiple analytes simultaneously. This unique combination of attributes makes SIFT-MS a powerful tool for indoor air quality applications.

In the 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