In the era of the Internet of Things, the need for mobile devices able to analyze accurately real samples with sometimes very small volumes is a must. Gas chromatography (GC) is a common laboratory technique widely used for analyzing semi-volatile and volatile compounds. However, this technique is not suitable to be used outside labs. The development of micro-machined processes encouraged the development of miniaturized gas chromatographs. This chapter focuses on the recent development in the field of miniaturized gas chromatography and its component up to the present in various fields of analyses.
Part of the book: MEMS Sensors