Gas Chromatography: Fundamentals, Troubleshooting, and Method Development

Who should attend and objective: 
This course is designed for beginners and intermediate-level practitioners in gas chromatography who want practical laboratory experience. The lectures, supplemented by to provide the fundamentals needed to understand the technique and instrumentation involved in this powerful analytical tool. No previous experience in gas chromatography is a must or required for the course

The course benefits:

Master the fundamentals of GC.
Participate in five hands-on laboratory sessions.
Perform reference and literature searches.
Learn specialized techniques based on your specific interests.

Course Duration:
5 days
Course location:

Course contents:

  • Gas chromatography theory and essential terminology
  • Day 1: GC Overview -- introduction to GC; GC instrumentation overview; practical GC theory: packed & Capillary; laboratory:  GC Familiarization.
  • Day 2: Injection Techniques & Quantitative Analysis -- overview of sample introduction techniques; capillary inlet systems:  split, split-less, on-column, large volume injectors; qualitative and quantitative analysis ; laboratories : comparing injection techniques, troubleshooting injector problems, internal vs. external standard techniques.
  • Day 3: Columns -- packed column overview; capillary column technology; temperature programming; laboratories: column dimension and phase selection,  laboratory:  fast GC.
  • Day 4: Detectors -- overview of available detectors; details of FID & TCD; GC/MS; laboratories:  GC detector operation, troubleshooting  FID and TCD.
  • Day 5 – Method Development & Temperature Programming -- temperature programming; fundamentals of method development; laboratory: develop a method for a completely unknown mixture.