The Troubleshooting and Maintenance Guide for Gas Chromatographers / Edition 4

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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.
For lab technicians in chemistry, analytical, food, medicinal and environmental chemists, pharmaceutists.
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Editorial Reviews

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"This book is valuable basic GC guideline especially for lab technicians in food, medicinal and environmental chemistry, but also for pharmaceutics." (Advanced in Food Sciences, January 2008)

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)

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9783527313730
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/3/2007
  • Edition description: 4th, Revised and Updated Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 344
  • Product dimensions: 6.97 (w) x 9.37 (h) x 1.08 (d)

Meet the Author

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 chromatography.
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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 Systems
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