Forest Fire Research

18 months ago

The new application of SIFT-MS to forest fire research is described in an article published in Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics by Dr Clare Paton-Walsh (Centre for Atmospheric Chemistry at the University of Wollongong, Australia) and her collaborators.

Interestingly, the research applies the first-generation commercial instrument produced by Syft Technologies – the Voice100 – dating from 2005-2006. Since the concentrations of incomplete combustion products are typically at reasonably high concentrations, Dr Paton-Walsh’s group does not need the >100-fold sensitivity enhancement achieved on the current Voice200ultra instruments. Nevertheless, it does illustrate the long service life of our quality instruments and emphasizes the benefits achieved by the rapid switching of reagent ions.

The paper is available here:

Guérette, E.-A., Paton-Walsh, C., Desservettaz, M., Smith, T. E. L., Volkova, L., Weston, C. J., and Meyer, C. P.: Emissions of trace gases from Australian temperate forest fires: emission factors and dependence on modified combustion efficiency, Atmos. Chem. Phys., 18, 3717–3735,, 2018.

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