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Trap Selection, Fast GC, and Troubleshooting Strategy for Purge & Trap GC Volatiles


Purge & trap (P&T) in combination with gas chromatography (GC) is a widely used analytical technique for the analyses of volatiles, particularly in the environmental laboratory industry.

This presentation will provide:

  • a basic understanding of adsorbents and traps
  • show how to select the proper trap for an application
  • the principles of 'Fast GC' for volatiles, and
  • a sound troubleshooting strategy for use when things go wrong