Expanding GC Capabilities with Microfluidics: Dean Switching and Backflushing


The automation of Dean switching, backflushing and effluent splitting provides application flexibility, capability and ease of use on one GC. For example, the ability to quickly switch from a specialized headspace or automated thermal desorption injection to a simple automated liquid injection, or vice versa, could significantly increase laboratory throughput. In this course, we will introduce microfluidic device (swafer) technology, how and when to use it, and the many different applications that this technology is utilized in.