A Review of Portable High-Performance Liquid Chromatography: the Future of the Field?

Faraz Rahimi, Stelios Chatzimichail, Aliyah Saifuddin, Andrew J. Surman, Simon D. Taylor-Robinson, Ali Salehi-Reyhani*

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Abstract

There is a growing need for chemical analyses to be performed in the field, at the point of need. Tools and techniques often found in analytical chemistry laboratories are necessary in performing these analyses, yet have, historically, been unable to do so owing to their size, cost and complexity. Technical advances in miniaturisation and liquid chromatography are enabling the translation of these techniques out of the laboratory, and into the field. Here we examine the advances that are enabling portable liquid chromatography (LC). We explore the evolution of portable instrumentation from its inception to the most recent advances, highlighting the trends in the field and discussing the necessary criteria for developing in-field solutions. While instrumentation is becoming more capable it has yet to find adoption outside of research.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1165-1195
Number of pages31
JournalCHROMATOGRAPHIA
Volume83
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 1 Jan 2020

Keywords

  • Field chemistry
  • Miniaturised chromatography
  • Portable HPLC

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