Due to up-to-date instrumentation design, chromatography became one of main analytical methods in the 20th century. More than 60% of chemical analyses throughout the world are performed now using the chromatographic techniques. This science was rated as one of twenty outstanding achievements of the 20th century for contribution to development of vital areas of science, technology, and industrial production. Today chromatography is not only science, but also one of the most effective analytical techniques and an individual instrument manufacturing industry with annual production capacity of more than 14 billion dollars and annual growth of 6–7%. Advancements in devices for gas, liquid, and ion chromatography as well as gas chromatography combined with mass spectrometry are analyzed. Gained advantages are highlighted and general trends in chromatography techniques and devices development are indicated.


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