Analysis of Permanent Gases: More Challenging Than You Might Think

Permanent gases such as carbon monoxide, CO2, O2, N2, and methane are common in refinery gases, natural gas, fuel cell gases, and many other industrial processes. Permanent gas analysis finds wide application in the fields of petrochemical, chemical, and energy industries.

On the surface, this would appear to be a simple separation—however, there are several challenges related to the analysis of permanent gases. This webinar will discuss typical techniques for resolving and detecting permanent gases, including carbon dioxide and hydrogen. Other topics will include cryogenic techniques, column isolation, and the use of the Agilent J&W Select Permanent Gases/CO2 GC column.



Mark Sinnott
Application Engineer
Agilent Technologies, Inc.

Mark Sinnott works for Agilent Technologies as a Technical Support Engineer in the Consumables and Supplies Division (CSD). In his position at Agilent, Mark performs technical support and applications assistance to gas chromatographers worldwide. He has more than 22 years of experience in gas chromatography, including environmental analysis of compounds in air, soil and water matrices, including dissolved gas analysis for the electrical industry. Mark holds a Master’s Degree in Chemistry from California State University, Sacramento, and currently resides in Twin Falls Idaho.


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