Vaughan Langford Syft Technologies Director - Applications & Marketing

Dr. Vaughan Langford

BSc(Hons), PhD


Principal Scientist / Consultant

Can SIFT-MS mimic the response of the human nose and provide “instrumental sensory analysis” characterization? To date no single technology has succeeded, but SIFT-MS has a unique combination of features (highly sensitive and selective analysis of a very wide range of odorants in real time) that mean this question is asked of Syft often. So we decided to answer it!
Join Syft’s Principal Scientist, Dr Vaughan Langford, for this webinar addressing chemical and sensory-like analysis with SIFT-MS in the context of a well-known source of objectionable odors: wastewater treatment. After introducing sensory and instrumental analysis of odor, Vaughan will describe the wastewater treatment plant (WWTP) case study in detail, critiquing both instrumental and sensory methods. The presentation will conclude with live Q&A.

P.S.! If you are more interested in classification of odors from materials, Vaughan will be back on air in early 2020 with a new webinar describing how SIFT-MS performed in classification of paperboard samples versus human sensory analysis. We don’t want to give too much way yet, but we can say that the results are very good!