, Volume 9, Issue 12, pp 641–642 | Cite as

A device for rapidly optimizing the flow rates of hydrogen and combustion air used in alame lonization detector

  • H. U. Buser
  • K. Friedrich
  • K Grolimund
Short Communications


A device for optimizing the flow rates of hydrogen and combustion air to flame ionization detectors is described. The method is based on feeding an auxiliary gas containing a small amount of methane into the detector and changing the flows of the combustion gases. The optimum flow rate is determined by peak height comparison rater than evaluation, of signal-to-noise ratios.


Hydrogen Combustion Methane Analytical Chemistry Organic Chemistry 


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© Friedr. Vieweg & Sohn, Verlagschesellschaft mbH 1976

Authors and Affiliations

  • H. U. Buser
    • 1
  • K. Friedrich
    • 1
  • K Grolimund
    • 1
  1. 1.Central Function ResearchCiba-geigy LtdBaselSwitzerland

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