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Moving Mass Spectrometry Out of the Lab and into the Real World

Real-time mobile monitoring of air with the Vocus chemical ionization TOF mass spectrometer

Ambient air contains a dynamic, complex mixture of volatile organic hydrocarbons (VOCs). These diverse gas-phase species are a crucial aspect of human interaction with the environment. Some VOCs harm human health or sensitive industrial processes, while the abundance and composition of other VOCs can be used as a chemical “fingerprint” to understand pollution sources, human exposure, and industrial quality control.

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