Split-Vent Traps: GC’s Dirty Secret
October 01, 2015
In GC split injection systems as much as 99% or more of the injected sample never enters the column: It is released downstream of the inlet where it can encounter and possibly perturb precision gas control devices. The split-vent trap acts to prevent or at least moderate such effects. This month’s instalment addresses the operation and maintenance of split-vent traps.