Using Statistical Experimental Design To Optimize Gc Operation

Douglas Ludlow
1996 Annual Conference Proceedings   unpublished
Introduction Statistical experimental design is useful to determine the optimum operating conditions of real processes and has applications for quality control and improvement. A laboratory assignment has been developed which uses a gas chromatography experiment to give quantitative results which the students use to apply statistical skills without being impeded by complex equipment or experimental methods. The experiment has been used for several years in the undergraduate chemical engineering
more » ... laboratories at the University of North Dakota f'). In a classroom setting typical "experimental results" can be analyzed without necessarily running the experiment. One of the unique aspects of the experiment is that there is a trade-off between the two most significant variables, forcing students to compromise in the selection of optimum conditions. Such compromises are typical in many real-world industrial situations.
doi:10.18260/1-2--6383 fatcat:th774a7f7zblxlhmraifl77hpi