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What is thermal desorption?
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What is thermal desorption?

A guide to the history, principles and applications of thermal desorption for gas chromatography

Analytical thermal desorption (TD) is a sample preparation and introduction technique for gas chromatography (GC) that overcomes the drawbacks of conventional sample preparation techniques, such as solvent extraction, solid-phase micro-extraction, purge-and-trap and static headspace. 

Advantages of thermal desorption include:

  • Greater sensitivity than conventional sample preparation techniques.
  • Applicability to a wider range of compound classes and sample types.
  • It is safer and more environmentally friendly than solvent extraction.
  • It is more easily automated and validated.
  • TD is compliant with key standard methods.

Key applications of thermal desorption

All this and key applications of TD are explained simply and clearly in the What is thermal desorption? e-book. In just 24 pages, this easy-to-read guide explains how TD works, along with important aspects such as sorbent choice and sampling options.

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