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Applications of planar microfluidic devices and gas chromatography for complex problem solving

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posted on 2013-01-01, 00:00 authored by Jim Luong, Ronda Gras, Robert Shellie, Hernan J Cortes
The application of planar microfluidic devices in GC for the separation of components of interest otherwise difficult to separate in a single analysis is presented. A variety of configurations were used for parallel chromatography, column effluent splitting, back flushing, selectivity tuning, valve less switching and column isolation, heart cutting, and comprehensive multidimensional chromatography. The synergies of recently commercialized planar microfluidic devices combined with the resolving power of fused-silica capillary columns are demonstrated. Difficult separations were accomplished in one single analysis, such as light hydrocarbons in air with high-moisture content, fixed gases in hydrocarbons, trace sulfur containing compounds in natural gas, and oxygenated compounds in hydrocarbons, among others.

History

Journal

Journal of Separation Science

Volume

36

Issue

1

Pagination

182 - 191

Publisher

Wiley

Location

London, Eng.

ISSN

1615-9306

eISSN

1615-9314

Language

eng

Publication classification

C1 Refereed article in a scholarly journal

Copyright notice

2012, Wiley