Optimizing the Analysis of Volatile Organic Compounds
This 72-page guide offers a concise, but thorough, overview to analyzing volatile organic compounds in environmental samples. Sections describe purge and trap theory, adsorbents and traps, troubleshooting purge and trap systems, GC system configurations for narrow-bore or wide-bore capillary columns, and detection systems and how they work. A large selection of chromatograms shows analyses obtained through various approaches and illustrates results of changing chromatographic parameters to achieve specific goals. Invaluable to new chromatographers; experienced analysts will find justification for updating methodology.