Theses and Dissertations

Author

Bidhya Kunwar

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Mlsna, Todd

Committee Member

Wipf, David

Committee Member

Zhang, Dongmao

Date of Degree

1-1-2011

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Chemistry

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Arts and Sciences

Department

Department of Chemistry

Abstract

Gas chromatography (GC) is a technique that includes all chromatographic processes in which a substance to be analyzed is in the gaseous state or is converted into such a state. Miniaturized GCs are in high demand due to their portability, ability to operate in the field, low power requirements and low material cost. The focus of this thesis is on the development, testing and applications of portable analytical instruments, specifically miniature gas chromatographs. In the first chapter, two portable gas chromatograph prototypes are described; including a miniature GC and an auto sampling GC. The second chapter describes student experiment development that incorporates mini GCs into the academic chemistry curriculum and focuses on teaching principles of chromatography or use a gas chromatograph as a tool. The third chapter focuses on development, testing and application of a portable auto sampling prototype GC to aid in the production of biofuels.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/19344

Comments

Gas Chromatography

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