flame ionization detector

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Joined Mar 18, 2008
Hello every body,

I want to detect a flame in a gaz burner using the flame ionization method. so, if some one have an idea, please write it to me.
Thank you.


Joined Jan 18, 2008
Have you searched on gas chromatography, gas liquid chromatography, and /or GLC?

The detector in GLC's is basically a conductivity detector with two electrodes. In its most common configuration, one electrode is the nozzle for the flame and the other is a cylinder about 0.5 to 1 cm above the nozzle and on the same axis.

If all you want to do is detect flame on or off, as in a burner, you probably don't need to use a cylinder for the second electrode or you could use two separate electrodes. John