Gas chromatography and its Applications
This eLearning module is an introduction to gas chromatography. It delves into identification and separation techniques based on component volatility and polarity.
Basics of gas chromatography
Applications of gas chromatography
Components of a gas chromatograph including
Detectors such as FID, ECD, and TCD.
Types of columns such as capillary and packed columns
Split and splitless injection modes
Precautions during sample preparation, column handling, and management of glassware.
A graded assessment and interim questionnaire after each section
Why it matters
It is critical that an operator understands the underlying principles behind analytical instruments such as Gas Chromatographs. An untrained worker can damage the instrument or make mistakes leading to erroneous results. Understanding the working of a gas chromatograph and of the various precautions required while operating it, minimizes repeat experiments, out-of-specification events, costs, and analysis time
Who is it for
This module is relevant to all employees in quality control, quality assurance, and manufacturing who work on sample preparation, analysis, and review or approval of gas chromatography data for product quality evaluation