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Introduction to Modern Gas Chromatography


Understanding Your GC
Most new chromatography analysts have little or no understanding of modern gas chromatography. This seminar will provide the knowledge they need to effectively operate their instrument. It offers an introduction to the basics of GC and the design of the instrumentation. The presentation emphasizes the practical aspects of the technique, not just theory.

Students will learn about:

  • The basic operating principles of gas chromatography
  • The design of GC components
  • The basic rules for operating and maintaining their GC systems


    • Introduction to Chromatography and GC
    • What is GC?
      • The Chromatographic Process
      • Definitions
    • GC Instrumentation
      • Inlets
      • Columns - Packed and Capillary
      • Detectors
    • Operating your GC
      • Flow
      • Pressure
      • Film thickness
      • Other options
    • Troubleshooting your GC
      • Identifying symptoms and their sources

Prerequisite: Basic understanding and experience with gas chromatography (0 - 3 years).

Course Length: 1-2 days

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