Monograph: Advanced Detection Techniques in Ion Chromatography

In the absence of the application of an additional technique for detection purposes, analysis techniques based on separations such as chromatography cannot be used as complete, quantifying analysis methods. The selection of the detection principle is thereby determined by the requirements of the selected separation principle and by the properties of the analytes and/or of the matrix. For ion chromatography, the answer to the question of the detector is, as a rule, "conductivity detection". The detection variants that differ from the conductivity detector are to be described and compared in brief under the term "Advanced detection techniques". These range from UV/VIS detection through electrochemical detection principles to modern atom spectrometry and mass spectrometry detectors.