The objective of this work has been to develop an understanding of the changes in
volumetric flow rate that occur during chromatography so that flow rate measurements
can be used as the basis of an analytical method. It is suggested that the total amount of
gas which adsorbs on a column equals the total amount of gas which elutes from the end
of the column. [Continues.]
A Doctoral Thesis. Submitted in partial fulfilment of the requirements for the award of Doctor of Philosophy at Loughborough University.