Ion Chromatography: Instrumentation, Techniques and Applications, Volume 11 in the series Separation Science and Technology, provides a modern overview of all aspects of ion chromatography instrumentation and chemistry techniques, including the historical backdrop of some of the key developments. Most existing books on ion chromatography are focused on single column ion chromatography (rarely used today) or applications, or are outdated. This book covers the broad range of technologies in use and explains the advantages of each, helping both experienced and new practitioners to choose the method they need.
The four editors of this book have all played a key role in the success of ion chromatography at Dionex Corporation, the undisputed leader in ion chromatography for more than 40 years, and are in a unique position to describe both the technology and its applications. Ion chromatography is the technique of choice for analyzing ionic or ionizable compounds in various industries, such as pharmaceuticals and food. In addition it is very useful for monitoring cationic or anionic impurities in drinking water.
- Covers the broad range of technologies currently used in ion chromatography, with an explanation of not only how the technology works, but also which commonly used approaches represent the best options
- Provides a solid introduction for new practitioners to improve background knowledge on troubleshooting skills
- Serves as a comprehensive overview of all approaches in ion chromatography, describing the advantages of various newer technology options over older methodologies still in wide use
1. History of ion chromatography-provide an overview of the early days of ion chromatography 2. Ion chromatography stationary phases-provide a comprehensive overview of the many ion chromatography stationary phases developed over the years including theoretical underpinnings behind the development of improved stationary phases 3. Mobile phase ion chromatography-provide an overview of the use of ion pair techniques in ion chromatography 4. Multimode stationary phases in ion chromatography-review available multimode phases including background information on the strengths and weaknesses of various synthetic approaches 5. Ion exclusion chromatography-reviews the technology and design of stationary phases for use in ion exclusion chromatography 6. Suppressors in ion chromatography-provide a comprehensive overview of the many different types of suppressors that have been used commercially in ion chromatography along with the strengths and weaknesses of various designs 7. Eluent generators in ion chromatography-provide an overview of eluent generator technology, the advantages of the technology and comparison of various different designs 8. Other electrolytic devices-provide an overview of ancillary electrolytic devices commonly used in ion chromatography including discussion of eluent purification devices such as the CR-TC commonly used in modern ion chromatography systems 9. Ion reflux-provide an overview of the various versions of ion reflux, how they work and possible application areas 10. Eluent recycle-provide an overview of the various versions of eluent recycle, how they work and application areas 11. Miniaturization in ion chromatography-discuss recent efforts toward miniaturization in ion chromatography including the trend toward capillary ion chromatography 12. Electrochemical detection-provide an overview of electrochemical detection in ion chromatography including cell design and discussion of the advantages of various electrochemical detector waveforms when applied to ion chromatography 13. Multidimensional techniques-provide an overview of multidimensional techniques in ion chromatography including heart cutting methods with examples of various specific applications 14. Sample preparation media and methodologies-provide an overview of sample preparation media and methodologies commonly used in ion chromatography with examples of various specific applications 15. Carbohydrate analysis-even though carbohydrate analysis isn't strictly speaking ion chromatography, many ion chromatography instruments are used for the analysis of carbohydrates using ion chromatography stationary phases with electrochemical detection. This chapter will provide an overview that includes the early history of the technique and examples of various applications 16. Ion chromatography application areas-this chapter will provide exemplary applications beyond applications included in prior chapters