In September, the Dutch Metrology Institute (VSL) / NEN Committee 310158 held its 9th Annual Theme Day on Gas Analysis in Delft, The Netherlands. Restek’s Jaap de Zeeuw was invited to speak to the 70+ scientists in the audience, and he chose to discuss recent developments in the world of capillary columns for gas chromatography. Specifically, Jaap looked at the next generation of stabilized adsorption (PLOT) columns, metal column technology, the use of adsorbents with metal columns to solve application challenges, and more. Click here to download a PDF of the presentation.
As always, this year’s VSL Theme Day program featured talks from many specialists in the industry. Other areas of focus included dealing with the helium shortage, using nitrogen as a carrier gas, separating VOCs, lowering detection limits, and much more. After the content-rich day, attendees were also treated to a guided tour of the VSL laboratories, followed by additional discussion.