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After completing this activity, students will be able to:

  • Evaluate the suitability of three common detectors (FID, TCD, and ECD) for different analytes
  • Explain the operation principle of these detectors
  • Differentiate these detectors in terms of selectivity and other properties (destructive, bulk, concentration/ mass depending) with regard to their suitability for different application

Alena Kubatova, University of North Dakota (