“The findings show very strong correlations of SIFT-MS with the traditional methods used for in-cabin testing”


Application Scientist Christopher Nones

Christopher Nones

BSc, PgDipSci, MSc


Application Scientist

Collaborating with The Ford Motor Company, Syft Technologies has published a paper in the SAE International Journal of Engines (10(4):2017, doi:10.4271/2017-01-0989) examining the correlations of measured concentrations between Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) with GC-MS and HPLC. In the study, compounds relevant to upcoming VIAQ regulations were measured in vehicle cabins as they underwent a conditioning regime based on draft regulatory methods.

The paper published in April, was presented by lead author Jennifer Zhu, at SAE WCX 17.  The findings show very strong correlations of SIFT-MS with the traditional methods used for in-cabin testing, proving the efficacy of using SIFT-MS as a screening tool for harmful compounds including benzene and formaldehyde. Unlike GC-MS and HPLC, the results of SIFT-MS are available immediately and don’t require highly trained personnel to process, resulting in increased throughput and speed of analysis, and reduced sample turnaround time.

The abstract of the paper is available here: http://papers.sae.org/2017-01-0989/

Posted by Chris Nones, Applications Scientist at Syft Technologies.

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