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Gas Chromatography Environmental Analysis

Gas Chromatography is useful in Environmental Analysis, so let us check it out some of the applications in environmental analysis. Uses of GC are as follows:

  1. Gas Chromatography (GC) is used in quantification of pollutants in drinking and waste water.
  2. Gas chromatography is used in identification of unknown organic compound in hazardous waste.
  3. Gas chromatography is also used in analysis of industrial products as well identification of reaction products.
  4. Environmental toxins can be identified with gas chromatography.
  5. Air samples can be analyzed by gas chromatography for quality control.
  6. Pestisides , fertilizers can by analyzed by GC.
  7. Pollution studies, environmental analysis by GC.

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Advantages and disadvantages of Chromatography

Chromatography is simple method. Chromatography can be handled by single person.

Other advantages are, Chromatography is used to separate components from complex mixture.

Different types of chromatography equipment are available for separation of different compounds.

Some of them are Gas Chromatography, Liquid Chromatography, Solid Chromatography, High performance liquid Chromatography, Solid liquid Chromatography, Liquid liquid Chromatography, Thin layer Chromatography. This method gives accurate results.

Types of chromatography

There are various different types of chromatography which are used today in different industries and in day to day life.

Before going into detail let us check it out the definition of the chromatography.

The chromatogaphy is the separation of a component from of complex mixture of substance.

Types of component, functional group or structure can be identified with the help of chromatography.

List of some of the equipment are as follows:

Gas chromatography

Liquid chromatography

Solid chromatography

Liquid-liquid chromatography