Challenges in Green Analytical Chemistry
Chapter 9: Green Chromatography: State-of-the-art, Opportunities and Future Perspectives
Published:05 May 2020
Special Collection: 2020 ebook collection , ECCC Environmental eBooks 1968-2022Series: Green Chemistry
J. Płotka-Wasylka, M. Fabjanowicz, K. Kalinowska, and J. Namieśnik, in Challenges in Green Analytical Chemistry, ed. S. Garrigues and M. de la Guardia, The Royal Society of Chemistry, 2nd edn, 2020, ch. 9, pp. 255-276.
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It is well known that chromatographic procedures could have a significant impact on the environment if laboratory practice is not in line with the principles of green analytical chemistry (GAC). However, chromatographic techniques have the potential to be greener in all steps of the analysis. The approaches used to make chromatographic separations greener differ depending on the type of chromatographic method. This chapter considers the ways in which chromatography can become greener. Liquid and gas chromatography are compared from the GAC point of view. In addition, the importance of miniaturization in sample preparation and chromatographic separations is pointed out. On-line process analysers and portable chromatographs are also discussed.