Ambient Air Monitoring by MS

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Mass Spectrometry and Ambient Air Monitoring

Process mass spectrometry is an analytical technique that quantifies the composition of a sample gas by
determining the presence of ions (electrically charged atom or molecule) unique to each compound in the
gas sample. A graphical representation of the ion intensity versus mass is known as a mass spectrum. As
every compound has a unique mass spectrum, the monitoring of selected ion intensities can be used to
identify and quantify the composition of complex gas samples. Thus, a process mass spectrometer is well
suited to meet the demands to monitor toxic gases that may be present in the atmosphere.

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