Bingfeng Li is with the School of Electrical Engineering and Automation at Henan Polytechnic University, in Henan, China.
A Flash Qualitative Identification Method for the Specific Component in a Mixture Based on Diode Array Detector
This paper proposes a new method of flash qualitative identification (FQI) to qualitatively identify a certain target component from a mixture within half a second by disusing the analytical column, which is a time-consuming unit in current chromatography instruments. First, a Noised Spectrum Identification (NSI) model was constructed for the data set generated directly by diode array detector (DAD) without the process in an analytical column. Then, a method called vector error algorithm (VEA) was proposed to generate an error according to the DAD data set for a mixture and a specific spectrum for the target component to be identified. A criterion based on the error generated by the VEA is used to give a judgement of whether the specific spectrum exists in the DAD data set. Several simulations demonstrate the high performance of the FQI method, and an experiment for three known materials was carried out to validate the effectiveness of this method. The results show that the NSI model concurs with the real experiment result; therefore, the error generated by the VEA was an effective criterion to identify a specific component qualitatively, and the FQI method could finish the identification task within half a second.
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