Real-time, comprehensive SIFT-MS analysis of chromatographically challenging odorous compounds (e.g. amines and organosulfurs) has been utilized in new research from Australia, which investigates the effect of a chicken’s diet on the odor flux from its litter. Odor flux also correlates with moisture levels in the litter.
SIFT-MS has two major benefits for odor flux studies – the combination of which is unique:
- Direct, real-time analysis enables simple monitoring of the dynamic release of odorous compounds
- All odor compounds are selectively and quantitatively analyzed in the same analysis by means of rapidly switchable reagent ions and elimination of chromatography.
The full paper Characterisation and quantification of changes in odorants from litter headspace of meat chickens fed diets varying in protein levels and additives by Nishchal Sharma, Mingan Choct, Mark Dunlop, Shu-Biao Wu, Hardy Z. Castada, and Robert A. Swick can be accessed through the publisher’s website.