gas chromatograph Articles

  • A Portable High Speed Gas Chromatograph for Field Monitoring

    Over the last two decades a variety of portable or transportable gas chromatographs (GC) have been specifically designed for field use. Each instrument has introduced innovations that have simplified the task of on site air monitoring. Portable instrument users are well aware of the advantages of field sampling. These advantages include more representative results because there is no sample ...


  • Two Detector Solution to Analyzing Sulfur

    Sulfur compounds are reactive, corrosive to pipes, and destructive to catalysts in petroleum refineries. Sulfur emission are strictly regulated globally. When released into the atmosphere sulfur dioxide converts to sulfuric acid resulting in adverse effects on human health and the environment. Sulfur detection is found useful in many other industries; therefore, detection of sulfur compounds in ...


    By Restek Corporation

  • Proposal for a deconvolution procedure for the gas chromatographic estimation of pristane and phytane in marine sediments

    In this paper, a deconvolution procedure for improving the quantitative estimation of specific hydrocarbons by chromatographic techniques is reported. The proposed technique has been applied to the gas chromatographic determination of the pristane to phytane (pri/phy) ratio, an important parameter for the evaluation of biogenic and anthropogenic contributions present in the hydrocarbon content of ...


    By Inderscience Publishers

  • BTEX monitor, equal performances to laboratory chromatographs

    Environnement S.A leveraged its technical leadership in this field with an extensive experience, being one of the first companies creating its first BTEX analyser almost 20 years ago. The VOC72M third generation of ...


    By Environnement S.A

  • Optimized data handling for automatically calculating the Hydrocarbon Index (HI) of “Produced Waters” from gas chromatographic analysis with Galaxie™ Software

    The extraction of Oil and Gas from Subsea wells produces large quantities of waste water contaminated with hydrocarbons. These “Produced Waters” are disposed of directly into the oceans. Determination of the Hydrocarbon Index (HI) is required to meet environmental legislation.Traditionally infra red methods have been used but these require solvents extraction using solvents that present their own ...


  • Rapid Gas Chromatographic Technique for the Determination of HYDROGEN in Reactor & Process Streams and Fuel-Cell Systems

    HYDROGEN is the most prevalent Element in the Universe… the “essence of Star Stuff” according to the late, great Carl Sagan. It is the ultimate “clean” fuel, with WATER as the predominant waste product… though care must be taken to minimize its unfortunate tendency to cause explosions. Hydrogen is formed in Nuclear Reactors, from low-efficiency Hydrolysis, in smaller amounts from natural Bio-Mass ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • The NILU tracer gas technique

    A tracer gas technique has been developed by the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) to study emission rates, dilution and diffusion of gases. The technique has been applied in several countries to quantify diffuse VOC leakages from refineries, petrochemical plants and oil production platforms.  The tracer gas techniqueThe dual tracer gas system developed by NILU has been applied in ...

  • Hydrogen Performance for Carrier Gas

    Owing to the worldwide helium shortage, many labs are facing supply difficulties of helium, one of the most commonly used carrier gases and as a consequence are facing rapid price increases. Many chromatography labs are therefore looking for alternative carrier gases and for many GC applications, hydrogen provides a good, in some cases better, alternative to helium. The perceived danger of having ...

  • Biofuels Gas Monitoring

    The Customer The Company is one of the world’s leading developers and producers of advanced fuels and green chemicals. The Process The Company uses a gasification process that breaks down wood chips, waste and other feedstock using plasma technology. The process produces a uniform synthetic gas (syngas) that is used to power their turbine engines. ...

  • Natural Gas: Complete Analytical Solution

    Chromatotec® has developed in its Research & Development laboratories, a new instrument for hydrocarbon (C1-C6+) measurements and calorific values as well as WOBBE index computation. This analyzer is based on chromatography principle using a Thermal Conductivity Detector (TCD). The sample will be separated into the column and quantified by the detector. A difference of thermal ...


    By Chromatotec Group

  • Complex Mixture Using Hydrogen as a Carrier Gas

    The following technical brief aims to demonstrate the performance of GC-MS using hydrogen as a carrier gas. Here we compare the performance of hydrogen and helium for the analysis of a complex mixture. The results show that by using hydrogen, chromatographers can achieve superior results to helium, with faster run times and taller, sharper ...

  • Analysis of Natural Gas Products by GC / TCD / FID

    The complex mixture of condensible hydrocarbons and permanent gases in a natural gas product has historically been separated on gas chromatographs equipped with dual columns and a switching valve. The light gases are separated from heavier compounds on a molecular sieve column, which is then backflushed onto a suitable column to separating the rest of the mixture. The Buck Scientific Model 910 ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

  • Gas cell selection for analysis of electronic gases

    APIMS and FTIR remain the preferred analytical tools for monitoring impurities in the electronic  specialty gases used by the semiconductor industry, although other tools such as CRDS are currently finding application in selected cases. FTIR spectroscopy offers the advantage of the simultaneous measurement of all gaseous species that exhibit dipole moment changes during vibrations at ...


    By CIC Photonics, Inc.

  • Environics - Reducing calibration gas cost by up to 60%

    EPA's appendix 'M' 40 CFR 51 reduces calibration gas cost by 60%By: Terrence P. Dunn, President of EnvironicsOn May 30, 1995, the EPA published the final version of Method 205 for inclusion in Appendix M of 40 CFR Part 51 entitled, 'Verification of Gas Dilution Systems for Field Instrument Calibrations.' Continuous emissions monitoring systems (CEMS) require ...


    By Environics, Inc.

  • Low thermal mass gas chromatography – Analysis at MACH speed

    Gas Chromatography (GC and GC/MS) analysis has been the mainstay for the analysis of regulated organic contaminates in the environmental field. Numerous advancements have occurred in GC instrumentation that include improvements for injectors, detectors, automation, software, and GC column choices. Although many advancements have been made in GC technology, very little has changed for column oven ...


  • Development of a novel odor measurement system using gas chromatography

    This paper describes a novel odor measurement system for creating arrays of virtual chemical sensors with nonoverlapping responses using ultrahigh-speed gas chromatography with a surface acoustic wave sensor (GC/SAW). This GC/SAW system provides high-resolution twodimensional olfactory images for easy recognition of many complex odors. Separation and quantification of the individual chemicals ...

  • Development of headspace–gas chromatography–flame ionization detection procedure to determine volatile fatty acids in zoo organic waste leachates

    In order to determine volatile fatty acids (short chain monocarboxylic acids with 2 to 6 carbon atoms in a molecule) in leachates formed in organic waste piles a procedure based on static headspace (HS) coupled with gas chromatography (GC) have been proposed and optimized. The conditions of HS extraction and sample introduction into a gas chromatograph as well as of chromatographic separation ...


    By IWA Publishing

  • Measurement of Sulfur in Refinery Flare Gas Streams for Compliance with EPA SubpartJ(a) Regulations

    The Challenge Measurement of high range and low range H,S in refinery flare gas streams for compliance with EPA regulation NSPS Subpart J(a). The rule has placed an extra investment and operational burden on petroleum refineries to meet the regulatory requirement. AMETEK offers an economical solution to meet the challenge with an emphasis on lower capital and operating cost along with ...

  • Praxair Selects Baseline-MOCON’s New BevAlert Gas Analyzer To Improve Detection Sensitivity Of CO2 Impurities

    Lyons, CO — Praxair, Inc. has upgraded its carbon dioxide (CO2) gas analysis with the installation of multiple BevAlert™ Model 8900 at its plants across North America and select international locations.The BevAlert Model 8900 new gas chromatograph, from Baseline-MOCON, Inc., a subsidiary of MOCON monitors trace impurities in CO2 (and other gases) while setting new standards for analytical ...


    By MOCON, Inc. - Baseline

  • System Description for Monitoring Volatile Hydrocarbons

    To help build a comprehensive Industrial Hygiene program, Buck Scientific introduces the IH910 vapor monitoring system utilizing our model 910 gas chromatograph and IH300 air sampling train. Designed to analyze hydrocarbons in air, such as degreasing solvents and paint vapors emitted during plant operations, the IH910 penetrates the 1mg/m3 detection barrier erected by other field portable gas ...


    By Buck Scientific Inc

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