Rapid volatile chemical analysis with SIFT-MS. A simple, fast and cost-efficient solution to gas analysis.
What is SIFT-MS?
Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectroscopy (SIFT-MS) is an innovative option for measuring volatile chemicals in air for environmental (indoor and outdoor) and food product applications. It can also measure volatile chemicals produced from any matrix (soil, water, solids). SIFT-MS is exclusive to Analytica.
In one simple analysis, SIFT-MS can rapidly quantify a diverse range of volatile compounds – both organic and inorganic. Reliable results can be obtained with as little as 100 mL of sample, with typical detection limits at parts-per-billion level by volume (ppbv).
SIFT-MS is a form of direct mass spectrometry that delivers real-time quantitative analysis of volatile compounds by applying precisely controlled soft chemical ionisation. In SIFT-MS, the chemical ionisation agents are called “reagent ions”, which are all conveniently generated from surrounding moist and dry air. As a result, this is a less-costly, faster, and a more efficient alternative to traditional gas chromatography for gas chemical testing.
Test suites and pricing
Test suites can be found at the following link: Gas Analysis Test Suites
For information and pricing relating to a specific project, please contact one of our technical experts using the contact details below.
How to take a sample
Air grab samples can be taken preferably into 1L SKC FoilPlus bags (available through ThermoFisher), or regular Tedlar bags. Alternatively, we can analyse gases in standard canisters, or in the headspace above liquids or solids. In the latter case you need to send us your sample in a suitable container. Please consult one of our technical experts using the details below for sampling advice.
Contact our technical experts for more on SIFT-MS
Dr Anatoly Chernyshev (Scientist): email@example.com
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