electron-capture detector

electron-capture detector

[i′lek‚trän ‚kap·chər di′tek·tər]
(analytical chemistry)
Extremely sensitive gas chromatography detector that is a modification of the argon ionization detector, with conditions adjusted to favor the formation of negative ions.
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Hewlett-Packard (Agilent Technologies) announced that the EPA used the HP 6890 gas chromatography system with a micro electron-capture detector to develop a quick method to test for carbonyl compounds in drinking water.

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