Future Developments

Looking to the future, it is reasonable to expect continued evolutionary development. In this context it is interesting to note that several new selective detectors have become available in the last few years. The use of GC-MS will become more widespread as the real cost of such instruments continues to fall and the performance of the mass spectrometry detector shows continuous improvement in sensitivity and resolving power.

The gas chromotograph will develop into a module for more complex analysers for automated sample processing and plant control. The separation time will continue to decrease; in the past there has been limited interest in fast separations but this could change as automated sample processing is developed. Increasing use of coupled techniques such as GC-GC, liquid chromatography-GC, and supercritical fluid chromatography-GC for the separation of complex mixtures will give resolution unachievable by single column operation.

Columns with immobilized phases of a wider range of selectivity than currently exist will be developed. New sorbent (PLOT) columns and hybrid columns with low loadings of liquid phases, special application phases for separating enantiomers and isomers, and columns better able to withstand aqueous samples can be expected.

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