Recorded: November 14, 2016
The petrochemical industry underpins modern society through its diverse and essential products. However, extraction, transportation, and processing of these organic compounds present some hazard to the general public and those working with them. Furthermore, residual volatile impurities in processed products (such as polymers) can also cause health or odor issues – for example, due to exposure in pharmaceutical or food packaging, motor vehicle components, or home and office furnishings.
Selected ion flow tube mass spectrometry (SIFT-MS) provides ground-breaking opportunities to the petrochemical industry across the entire spectrum of prospecting, extraction, refining, and processing –from the mud hut to the fenceline to the laboratory. SIFT-MS represents a breakthrough in the detection and quantitation of VOCs (such as benzene and formaldehyde) and inorganic gases (such as sulfur dioxide and hydrogen sulfide). Any combination of compounds can be analyzed in a single analysis in real-time with detection limits in the part-per-trillion concentration range (by volume). Faster analysis equates to better insights into your exploration, processes, and products, saving time and money, and preventing product recalls.
This webinar will present a variety of SIFT-MS-based petrochemical industry applications, including:
- Mud logging
- Stack analysis
- Fenceline monitoring
- Process analysis (e.g. for catalysis research)
About Syft Technologies
Ph.D., Director of Applications & Marketing,
Vaughan completed his PhD in Physical Chemistry at the University of Canterbury, New Zealand, in 1997 and joined Syft Technologies in 2002. Vaughan directs Syft’s applications and marketing departments. Vaughan has experience across all SIFT-MS application areas, but has focused particularly on air quality.