Ion chromatography (IC) is a similar technique to high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) except that the detector
of choice is usually a conductivity detector. IC is well suited for the analysis of a variety of inorganic and organic anions
and cations. There is an additional dimension to an experiment using the technique as a result of the need to deal with changes
in the ionic strength of the solution as the analyte materials are exchanged.
2011 worldwide IC industrial distribution
The US and Europe account for the majority of the total IC demand. Europe’s growth, in particular, is fueled by the RoHS initiative,
which regulates the levels of lead, cadmium, mercury, hexavalent chromium, polybrominated biphenyl, and polybrominated diphenyl
ether flame retardants in new electrical and electronic equipment.
Next-generation sequencers have been the latest breakthrough in the automated DNA sequencing market. With only a handful of
vendors involved in next-generation sequencing, sequence-by-synthesis and sequence-by-ligation have emerged as the leading
The introduction of application-specific systems is another growth factor for the IC market. Many users are migrating to systems
with eluent generation and regeneration technology. These systems make IC methods simple and reliable, as well as increase
overall productivity. The use of IC with mass spectrometry is also becoming more common.
The foregoing data were extracted and adapted from SDi's recently published Global Assessment Report, 12th Edition. For more
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