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How to Optimize Environmental Monitoring Using Direct Mass Spectrometry



  March 12, 2019

  8:00 a.m. PDT / 11:00 a.m. EDT / 15:00 GMT / 16:00 CET




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 will introduce 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.

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Key Learning Objectives

  • Learn how an autotitrator improves accuracy and repeatability of titrations
  • Understand how autotitrations are easier to learn than manual titrations
  • Review key principles of titration in chemical applications

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone interested in improving accuracy and reliability of manual titrations
  • Lab Manager with labs using manual glass burets
  • Those involved in the process improvement related to chemical production and QC


Vaughan Langford, Ph.D.,
Principal Scientist (Applications),
Syft Technologies, New Zealand
William Kerr, Ph.D.,
Applications Scientist,
Syft Technologies


Celia Arnaud,
Senior Correspondent,