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Among the most common detectors, an FID is unresponsive to air, water, CO2, NH3, H2S, SO2, and most carrier gases. FID is highly responsive to compounds containing both hydrogen and carbon, and to a lesser degree, to compounds containing only carbon. One limitation is that FID destroys the sample.

What is a Flame Ionization Detector (FID) used for?

  • Detection and quantification of terpenoid compounds
  • Aroma analysis
  • Lipids analysis
  • Clinical applications
  • Food & Beverage applications
  • Forensic applications
  • Cosmetics industry
  • Environmental applications
  • Petroleum industry applications

Identifying the Parts of an Agilent 6890 FID