Conventional methods for analysis of trace volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in air, soil, and water usually involve significant sample preparation followed by slow chromatographic analysis. Direct mass spectrometry (DMS) provides opportunities for simplification – or even elimination – of sample preparation, plus real-time or high-throughput sample analysis.
This webinar introduces selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS), a DMS technique that provides highly sensitive and selective analysis of a wide range of compounds by applying eight rapidly switchable soft chemical ionization agents. Diverse VOCs (such as benzene and formaldehyde) and inorganic gases (such as sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide) are detected in a single, simple analysis. Various environmental applications of SIFT-MS will be discussed, ranging from real-time ambient air monitoring to high-throughput soil and water analysis.
Syft Technologies’ SIFT-MS-based analytical solutions provide a unique combination of:
- Fast analysis time and high sample throughput,
- Selective measurement of diverse compounds,
- High sensitivity, and
- Simple deployment and operation.
This combination of benefits enables SIFT-MS instruments to effectively address diverse applications, including both field- and laboratory-based analysis of air, and high-throughput analysis of water and soil.