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An instrument capable of conducting analyses automatically; commonly used in chemical analyses.
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Liquid phase instrumentation, which includes liquid chromatography techniques, continuous flow analysis (CFA), solid phase extraction (SPE), liquid liquid/Soxhlet extraction, LC/ MS and capillary electrophoresis (CE)/MS, is the second largest segment of analytical instrument sales.
In Continuous Flow Analysis (CFA), a sample is injected into a flowing solution passing rapidly through small-bore tubing.
Column Graph: Worldwide Demand for Continuous Flow Analysis ($m) 1998 1999 2000 Segmented Flow 11.

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