R&D 100 Video: Ion Chromatography, Revolutionized
Ion chromatography (IC) is a widely used analytical technique for the separation and determination of anionic and cationic analytes in various sample matrices. And since the introduction of ion chromatography in 1975, Thermo Fisher Scientific has continued to improve the performance and capabilities of IC systems.
Thermo Fisher Scientifics’s 2013 R&D 100 Award-winning Thermo Scientific Dionex ICS-4000 Dedicated Capillary HPIC system is the world’s first integrated capillary high-pressure reagent-free ion chromatography system on the market. The innovative system provides high-pressure capability and takes advantage of the new Thermo Scientific Dionex new 4-um particle IC columns for fast and high-resolution separations. The system uses Thermo Scientific Dionex capillary reagent-free ion chromatography technology to generate high-purity eluents electrolytically using a small amount of deionized water—less than 0.5 L/month. It is designed to offer continuous operation at 5,000 psi and offers new levels of chromatographic speed without compromising resolution, saving time and labor and operating costs, while also eliminating errors associated with manual eluent preparation. By requiring no startup time, no equilibration and minimal calibration, the system is always ready for analysis.
The system conserves laboratory space, simplifies operation and enhances overall system performance.