The Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide for Gas Chromatographers

The Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide for Gas Chromatographers

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This fourth edition of the classic guide for every user of gas chromatographic instrumentation is now updated to include such new topics as fast GC using narrow, short columns, electronic pressure control, and basic aspects of quantitative gas chromatography. The author shares his many years of experience in technical support for gas chromatography users, addressing the most common problems, questions and misconceptions in capillary gas chromatography. He structures and presents the material in a concise and practical manner, suitable even for the most inexperienced user without any detailed knowledge of chemistry or chromatography. It is also suitable for lab technicians in chemistry, analytical, food, medicinal and environmental chemists, more

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  • Other digital | 344 pages
  • 170 x 240 x 170mm | 826g
  • Wiley-VCH Verlag GmbH
  • Weinheim, Germany
  • 4th
  • 3527611304
  • 9783527611300

Table of contents

Introduction to Capillary Gas Chromatography Basic but Essential Definitions and Equations Capillary GC Columns: Tubing Capillary GC Columns: Stationary Phases Capillary GC Columns: Dimensions Carrier Gas Operation and Maintenance of Injectors Operation and Maintenance of Detectors Column Installation Column Test Mixtures Causes and Prevention of Column Damage Troubleshooting Capillary GC Systemsshow more

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Reviews of the Previous Edition: Dean Rood has compiled all the relevant information needed to help in the troubleshooting and maintenance of any GC, you find yourself with all the necessary support no matter where you are, this book will guide you through the process of fault finding and fixing and you will be able to go back on business without the fuss of following instructions over the phone or waiting for the service to come over, I think it is fantastic! ( customer review)show more

Author information

Dean Rood is now an independent consultant after working as the Manufacturing Engineering Manager at the capillary GC column manufacturing facility of Agilent Technologies in Folsom California. Prior to holding this position, Dean was an Applications and Technical Support Chemist for 11 years. Dean has presented over 500 classes, seminars and papers on GC and related chromatographic techniques. He is an Associate Editor of the Journal of Chromatographic Science, co writes the monthly column on GC Troubleshooting and Problem Solving, and has authored numerous papers and book chapters on analytical more