Lowering Detection Limits for 1,4-Dioxane in Drinking Water Using Large Volume Injection in an Unmodified Splitless GC Inlet

Author(s): Chris Rattray, Jack Cochran, Chris English

Published By: LCGC North America

Issue: June 2012

Year of Publication: 2012

Abstract: Recent work analyzing 1,4-dioxane in drinking water using large volume splitless injection is summarized in this  LCGC North America application note. Concurrent solvent recondensation–large volume splitless injection (CSR-LVSI), an alternative to programmed temperature vaporization (PTV), typically requires a special GC inlet. The technique described here uses an unmodified split/splitless inlet with CSR-LVSI to lower detection limits for the analysis of 1,4-dioxane in drinking water. The complete version of this application is also available and can be found here: http://www.restek.com/Technical-Resources/Technical-Library/Environmental/env_EVAN1548-UNV