Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry

The difficulty of detecting low volatility species for VOC analysis technologies

The difficulty of detecting low volatility species for VOC analysis technologies

As you probably already know, current VOC MS analyzers can detect high volatile species, even when they are present in very low concentrations. For instance, in 2009 P. Spanel and D. Smith measured the concentration of ammonia, acetone, methanol, ethanol, and isoprene in human breath using Selected Ion Flow Tube Mass Spectrometry (SIFT-MS) [1] .