Detect and identify peaks

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Overview

One of the most common and basic workflows in chromatography is the peak detection and subsequent identification of the components. Here, we exemplify a workflow for the detection and identification process for gas chromatographic data acquired with a low resolution mass spectrometer. On many occasions also quantitative or semi-quantitative information is demanded, which is mostly attained by peak integration. Hence, it is included in the workflow here as well. Note, that in OpenChrom the peak detection and integration are kept as two separate processing steps. This allows more flexibility for recombining algorithms.

The workflow of peak detection, integration and identification can be done manually for every chromatogram or batch-wise on e.g. hundreds of measurements with the integrated batch processor.

Manual workflow