Chromatography basically involves the separation of mixtures due to differences in the distribution coëfficient of sample components between two different phases.
One of these phases is a mobile phase and the other is a stationary phase.
Different affinity of these components to stationary phase causes the separation.
Kinds of chromatography :
Liquid column chromatography
Gas liquid chromatography
Thin layer chromatography
Ion Exchange chromatography
Separation in ion exchange chromatography is based on the competition of different ionic compounds of the sample for the active sites on the ion exchange resin.
Applicable in following processes :
Beet and cane molasses sucrose recovery
Biomass hydrolysate treatment to recycle acid values
Mannitol - sorbitol recovery after dextrose hydrogenation
Xylose - glucose
Fructose enrichment to produce HFSC ( high fructose ) for soft drinks
High purity dextrose production
Polysaccharide isolation and use in pharmaceutical applications
Fermentation product treatment for isolation
Betaine recovery from beet molasses
Organic acid isolation from cane processing by-products