The performance of the inductively-coupled plasma (ICP) as an element selective gas chromatographic (GC) detector is investigated. Special emphasis is placed on evaluating the ability of the ICP to perform simultaneous, multielement analyses on each component of a mixture. In general, ICP detection limits, linear dynamic ranges, and selectivities are shown to compare favorably with those which have been observed for the flame photometric detectors (FPD), argon, and low pressure helium microwave-excited plasma detectors(MEPD).
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Analytical Chemistry