GC 101: Basics of Gas Chromatography


This course provides the student with a solid understanding of the fundamental concepts of Gas Chromatography (GC). Designed for new operators or those wanting a refresher, this course covers an array of basic GC topics. Discussions include the mechanisms of separation, choices in sample preparation, considerations in method development and basic GC system troubleshooting.

At the conclusion of this course, the student will have a sound basic understanding of how GC components and systems function, how compounds are separated by GC and how to make effective daily operational decisions.

Key Session Topics:

  • Types of Columns
  • Stationary Phases
  • Carrier Gas Selection
  • Types of Detectors
  • Components of a GC
  • Interpretation of a chromatogram
  • Basic calculations

Who Should Attend:

New operators or those needing a refresher on GC