An expression is proposed for the value of the Coating-Efficiency C. E. starting from the Golay-equation, extended to situations of appreciable pressure drop by Giddings. A comparison is made between the coating-efficiency following this theory and the simplified expression for coating-efficiency as generally used in the literature, that neglects the effects of resistance to mass transfer in the liquid phase and the pressure drop. It is shown that the complete equation from the coating-efficiency explains the observations made in practice. Application of the theory described will lead to a better check on film formation in capillary columns.
Cramers, C. A. M. G., Wijnheijmer, F. A., & Rijks, J. A. (1979). An analysis of coating-efficiency as a measure for capillary column performance. Chromatographia, 12(10), 643-646. https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02302939