Disaster and Earth Science

Gas Chromatography-Mass spectrometry lab setup

For gas chromatography-mass spectrometry lab setup you have to do the following things:

First Step:

You have to start your research topic-related biomarker analysis. What is a biomarker? A biomarker is the molecular fossils by which you can identify the environment of the past. A biomarker is produced from organic molecules or liquid or fat after the decomposition below the earth’s surface by the increasing temperature and pressures it becomes a more stable molecule. Is called the Biomarker.  If your research is related to biomarkers then you to identify the biomarker from the sedimentary rocks. If all these are ok then you are in the right position to set up your biomarker laboratory. Your research will be based on the analysis of the gas chromatography-mass spectrometry machine.

What is Gas Chromatography Machine?

Gas Chromatography (GC) is a machine that has an oven inside the machine which transports the sample through the 30 m wire and passes the sample molecules to the other end to identify the molecules by the GC-connected computer. Whereas GCMS has a Mass spectrometry machine that has a Mass spectrometry detector to detect the molecules transported from the GC part. The GCMS/MS is a stand-alone machine to identify the molecules by the first quadruple of spectrometry then the molecules are reidentified by the second quadruple (MS) which is a more accurate but expensive machine for the biomarker analysis. The GCMS/MS is a stand-alone machine than GC/MS or GC only. Hence, we recommend using the GCMS/MS machine for the identification of the Biomarker. 

What is a biomarker

Biomarker classification

Biomarkers as environmental indicators

How does gcms work

What is full scan GCMS mode

What are fossil fuels

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