We are currently involved in the development of IMS as a continuous monitoring analytical device for the on-site detection of environmental contaminants in air, waste-water and or soil. Drainage from agricultural and animal farms, chemical industries, petroleum reservoirs and or waste sites contaminate the air we breathe, water we drink and food we eat. Continuous on-site monitoring of such areas will result in fast response time and thus reduce further contamination.
The construction of an IMS system is less expensive than the currently employed analytical techniques such as LC or GC systems. By using different ionization techniques, IMS can be used to analyze both vapor phase and aqueous phase samples.