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OG-P 110B - Advanced Gas Chromatography Techniques (10 days)

Code Start Date Duration Venue
OG-P 110B 16 October 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
OG-P 110B 11 December 2023 10 Days Istanbul Registration Form Link
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Course Description

Gas Chromatography plays a major role in real time quality data provision. This course enhances the student with knowledge of the techniques of Gas Chromatography including details of the separation process, general GC procedures, temperature programming, troubleshooting, instrumentation, quantification and method development.

Course Objectives

  • Building extensive understanding and excellent skills in gas chromatography technology and associated techniques used
  • Operating the Gas Chromatography equipment in the safest and best practical way
  • Being familiar with sampling and sample handling process, the effect of sampling error on overall precision, sample contamination and prevention, disposal of completed sample and reporting of data and sample accountability
  • Understanding the process of managing troubleshooting and identifying the source of the problem and the scientific method of eliminating the problem from reoccurring
  • Being able to develop new methods and procedures development for new test and using it in research and development projects
  • Performing troubleshooting and applications

Who Should Attend?

  • Analytical chemists
  • Technicians
  • Scientists
  • Anyone involved in allied disciplines

Course Details/Schedule

Day 1

  • GC components
  • GC columns 
  • GC detectors 
  • GC carriers
  • GC instruments 

Day 2

  • Electron Capture Detector (ECD)
  • Flame Ionization Detector (FID)
  • Flame Photometric Detector (FPD)
  • Mass Spectrometry (MS)
  • Thermal Conductivity (TCD)

Day 3

  • Electronic pressure control
  • Headspace GC
  • Strategies for data interpretation - EI, CI, MS/ MS, and Ion- Source CAD
  • Ionization Techniques - EI, CI, APCI, and ES

Day 4

  • The operating principles of LC/ MS and GC/ MS
  • Inlet- system interfacing for LC and GC 
  • Quantitation using GC/ MS and LC/ MS 

Day 5

  • Instrument maintenance
  • Experimental design
  • Sample preparation
  • Liquid sample injection

Day 6

  • Computerized generation of LC/MS, GC/MS, and MS/MS data 
  • Sources for GC/ MS and LC/ MS method development
  • Case study: analytical problems and challenges
  • Compounds’ amenability to various MS techniques
  • MS Requirements for hyphenated techniques

Day 7

  • Operating principles of sample inlet systems (direct- probe and GC and LC inlet) and associated vacuum systems
  • Electronic devices connected to GC
  • Starting Up and Overhauling the GC
  • Recovering GC after Analysis Interruption


Day 8

  • Maintenance and calibration of gas chromatographic instrument
  • Troubleshooting Broad Peaks and Loss of MS Sensitivity
  • Troubleshooting GC hardware
  • Diagnosing spikes, peaks, bumps and steps 

Day 9

  • Troubleshooting from Real Chromatograms
  • Combination of gas chromatographic technique with other techniques
  • Interface and overlaps of mixed chemicals
  •  Achieving the fastest analysis

Day 10

  • Basic instructions and advanced operating procedures
  • Understanding mixture adjustments for FID/FPD
  • Practical workshop for using gas chromatography
  • Performance opitimization advice