How to decide between liquid or headspace sampling and recent improvements in headspace technology

by | Aug 17, 2023

A review of the principles of headspace sampling and its potential as a powerful GC introduction technique

Find out if headspace is a better fit for your sample and analytes by watching this on-demand webinar. You might be surprised! The principles of headspace are reviewed and its potential explored.


Format: On-demand

Duration: Approximately 60 minutes

Headspace sampling is a powerful GC introduction technique that, when used appropriately, can reduce or eliminate most sample prep and improve throughput. Several applications are defined using headspace samplers (USP <467>, blood alcohol concentration (BAC) for forensics, and volatiles in water), but there are many eligible candidates. Is headspace a better fit for your sample and analytes? You might be surprised! Let’s review the principles of headspace and start thinking about headspace potential.

All current and prospective GC-Headspace users can gain knowledge from this event.  Consumables, columns, and accessories available for Agilent Headspace GC systems are discussed. New and existing software tools and intelligent features are demonstrated on the Agilent 8697 Headspace platform.

By watching this presentation, you will:

  • Gain a better understanding of when it is more appropriate to use headspace versus liquid injection
  • Learn how to add headspace capabilities to your laboratory in a practical and economical way
  • Refresh your knowledge on the tools and workflows that the most advanced headspace labs use to maximize efficiency

The Presenters

Adam_100Adam Bivens
Product Manager - GC Headspace, Agilent 
Adam Bivens is the Product Manager of GC Headspace at Agilent. A chemical engineer turned chromatographer, Adam has over 10 years of experience in both liquid and gas chromatography products. Before joining Agilent, Adam was a customer using GC to analyze fuel cells and electrolyzers.

Abbey_100Abbey Fausett 
Applications Chemist - Gas Phase Separations Division, Agilent
Abbey Fausett is an applications chemist within Agilent’s Gas Phase Separations Division, where she develops methods and training focused on new features released in GC and GC/MS systems. Before joining Agilent in 2011, she was an Agilent customer for 10+ years, dedicated to multi-technique method development and validation. 



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