Reliable Low-Level Analysis of Glycols in Water Using Split Injection

Author: Corby Hilliard and Chris English

Published By: Restek Corporation

Year of Publication: 2018

Link: http://www.restek.com/Technical-Resources/Technical-Library/Environmental/enviro_EVAN2873-UNV

Abstract: 

Obtaining consistent results for low-level analysis of glycols in water samples is difficult when using splitless injection due primarily to issues with backflash, poor peak shape, and shifting retention times. The split injection method shown here avoids these problems and reliably produces good chromatographic results. Lifetime testing demonstrated that Rtx-Wax columns produce stable results, even after column integrity was challenged with 600 water injections.