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where, A=2ldp, B=2gDm and

 

Equation (33) is a hyperbolic function which has a minimum value of (H) for a particular value of (u). Thus, a maximum efficiency will obtained at a particular linear mobile phase velocity.

An example of an HETP curve obtained in practice showing this hyperbolic relationship is given in figure 11.

 

 

Figure 11. HETP Curve for Hexamethylbenzene