“Simple analyzing technique with low running costs for screening regulated compounds”

Yan Li Syft Technologies Application Specialist

Yan Li

B.Sc, ME

Sales Manager

Regulators and consumers demand increasingly lower levels of harmful volatile emissions in motor vehicle passenger cabins, pushing manufacturers toward more comprehensive testing — from raw materials to components to finished vehicles — to ensure conformance and avoid costly tear-out. However, conventional analytical technologies are expensive, complex, and slow, since they are based on chromatographic methods.

Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) is an innovative, industry-proven analytical technique that directly and instantly analyses air down to part-per-trillion (ppt) concentrations, providing rapid component screening and immediate process feedback. SIFT-MS selectively and quantitatively analyzes the complete range of emitted volatile organic compounds (VOCs; e.g. formaldehyde, acrolein, benzene, styrene, and dichlorobenzene) and inorganic gases (e.g. ammonia).

This webinar introduced SIFT-MS and outlined the benefits that make it the ideal tool for product emission testing applications. Dr Holzwarth presented examples that illustrate how SIFT-MS has been applied to a range of emissions testing applications in the imat-uve laboratory. imat-uve evaluations included comparative studies that parallel the ISO 12219-4 emission testing chamber standard.


  1. The significance and measurement of volatilesin the automotive industry
  2. Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS)
  3. Emission chamber testing
  4. Spatial resolved “pinpoint” emission testing
  5. Whole-vehicle emission testing
  6. Conclusion

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