HRGC Separation Performance Evaluation by a Simplified Fourier Analysis Approach

Maria Chiara Pietrogrande, Francesco Dondi, Attila Felinger

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A simple procedure is presented for determining separation performance of HRGC analysis of multicomponent mixtures. The procedure is based on the computation of Autocovariance Function (EACVF) from the digitized experimental chromatogram. Graphic inspection of the EACVF plot permits easy computation of the width value of the single component peak, σ; from the EACVF value at t = 0 the number of component in the mixture, m, can be simply derived. From these two basic quantities all the other chromatographic performance attributes can be calculated. The consistency of the procedure is tested for different chromatograms and compared with the more complex EACVF fitting method. Several features of the multicomponent chromatogram, overloading effects included, are directly detected.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)327-332
Number of pages6
JournalHRC Journal of High Resolution Chromatography
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - jún. 1996

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Chemical Engineering(all)

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