This week, we also spent time learning how to operate our own Gas Chromatograph with Flame-Ionization Detection (GC-FID). We will be using this device in a few weeks to analyze our new cultures. Since we don’t have an autosampler, we have to manually inject our samples, meaning it will be a long process. But we are on our way and making progress!
|This is the GC-FID which we will use to analyze TPHs in our upcoming experiment. It has a port on the top in which we inject the extracted hydrocarbons to be vaporized, burned, and then detected by the machine.|
Until Next Time,
Kala & Curtis (a.k.a. “The Deep-C Duo”)