The CHROMacademy Essential Guide Webcast: Optimizing GC Detectors
Thursday 30th October 2014,
8:00am PDT / 11:00am EDT / 16:00 BST / 17:00 CEST
Join us to discover the working principles of a wide range of common GC detectors. We will examine the major variables which affect detector response and stability, as well as, discussing specific application examples. Many detector variables are ‘lock and leave’ parameters which are often overlooked; we will demonstrate that with a little optimization they can make a vast difference to your chromatographic method.
Understanding the working principles and optimization routines for the following detectors:
Key Learning Objectives:
Understand the fundamental operating principles of GC detectors
Learn which parameters can be altered to optimize detector sensitivity
Learn how to choose the correct detector for your specific application
Who Should Attend:
Anyone working with GC
Anyone working with GC-MS
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Optimizing GC Detectors Tutorial
We will examine the major variables which affect detector response and stability, as well as, discussing specific application examples. Many detector variables are ‘lock and leave’ parameters which are often overlooked; we will demonstrate that with a little optimization they can make a vast difference to your chromatographic method.
This CHROMacademy e-Learning module details the working principles, optimization, and performance characteristics for a range of GC detectors which are commonly used. The detectors covered include FID, NPD, ECD, TCD, and FPD.
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We conclude by considering the symptoms of detector problems and building a list of troubleshooting and maintenance items which will be useful to the GC practitioner. Throughout, we consider both instrument and chromatographic symptoms. A must see for everyone working with GC instruments.
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