Module Development Team

The Materials for Instruction contained in this module have been identified and validated by the following members of the Gas Chromatography Module Development team:

  • Kenneth D. Hughes, Kennesaw State University 
  • Bob Kosar, RDC 
  • Elizabeth Singleton, Houston Community College 
  • Mary Jane Van Sant, Hewlett-Packard 
  • Robert Wehman, Exxon Research and Engineering Company
  • Thomas Whitfield, Community College of Rhode Island
  • Michael Epstein, Mount Saint Mary's College

Introduction to Gas Chromatography

Gas Chromatography (GC) is a dynamic method of separation and detection of volatile organic compounds and several inorganic permanent gases in a mixture.  GC as an instrumental technique was first introduced in the 1950s and has evolved into a primary tool used in many laboratories.  Significant technological advances in the area of electronics, computerization, and column technology have yielded lower and lower detectable limits and more accurate identification of substances through improved resolution and qualitative analysis techniques.  GC is a very versatile technique that can be used in most industry areas: environmental, pharmaceutical, petroleum, chemical manufacturing, clinical, forensic, food science, and many more. To view the FAQ for GC, click here.

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