Black Gold – Different Fuels, Petroleum Cuts, and GC Conditions

Petroleum

Guest Author: Badaoui Omais, Ph.D. Molecular characterization of petroleum products is a challenge to understand due to their formation, enhanced refining processes, and physical properties. From petroleum crude oil, the Continue Reading

Have Gas? Make Sure It’s Clean with Zebron™ Gas Management Filters: Part 1

gas management

Guest Author: Ramkumar Dhandapani, Ph.D. When it comes to gas chromatography, one of the first questions that arise is “Why Do I need Pure Gas?”. To answer this in the most Continue Reading

Sitting with Scientists: The GC Love Doctor-Ramkumar Dhandapani, Ph.D.

Sitting with scientists

All great love stories must start at the very beginning. And Ramkumar Dhandapani’s 15-year relationship with gas chromatography goes way back to his high school years in India. Ramkumar always Continue Reading

Is Water Safe To Inject In Gas Chromatography?

water in GC

In the first GC columns, gas chromatography phases were simply coated onto the column. This was mostly the case with packed columns, but also the same with the very first capillary columns. Injecting water onto these phases dissolved the phase and caused the phase to elute from the columns.

SelectScience Interview: Round-the-Clock Troubleshooting with the Gas Chromatography Experts

(via SelectScience) The Phenomenex specialists are always on hand to provide gas chromatograpy support. Ramkumar Dhandapani is a gas chromatography (GC) technical manager for Phenomenex. SelectScience spoke to Ramkumar to Continue Reading

Milton’s Featured Method: Chlorinated Pesticides from Poultry Fat

Concerns surrounding pesticide contamination are not limited to fruits and vegetables. According to Toxics Action Center, pesticides are used almost everywhere: not only in agricultural fields, but also in homes, parks, schools, buildings, forests, and roads.

Milton’s Tricks, Treats, and Technical Guides

You’ve worked so hard crafting the perfect costume, decorating your home, and sneaking chocolate from your kids, we decided to treat you to the best technical guides this Halloween.

The Man, The Myth, The Milton: Meet our Newest Teammate!

Full-time chromatography enthusiast, analyst, and guest blogger (with devilishly good looks).