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discrete analyzer

an automated chemical analyzer in which the instrument performs tests on samples that are kept in discrete containers in contrast to a continuous flow analyzer.

dis·crete a·na·ly·zer

(dis-krēt' an'ă-līz-ĕr)
An automated chemical analyzer in which the instrument performs tests on samples that are kept in separate containers, in contrast to a continuous flow analyzer.

discrete analyzer

An automated chemical analyzer in which the instrument performs tests on samples that are kept in discrete containers.
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In January 2002, EST Analytical signed an agreement to sell Thermo's Konelab series; last month, Cal-Bay International said it had received an order for more than $50,000 for Westco's SmartChem, its first sale of the instrument after adding it to its product line in the summer; and in February, Bran+Luebbe, which manufacturers its own continuous flow analyzer, the AutoAnalyzer 3, announced that it would distribute SEAL's AG2 and AQUA900 discrete analyzers in Europe under a joint name (see IBO 6/30/03).
With our discrete analyzer, a lot number must be recalibrated every three months if the supply is not finished.
Today's discrete analyzers, with more automated and programmable features, higher sample throughput and less reagent consumption than segmented flow analysis (SFA) or flow injection analysis (FIA) systems, have only scratched the surface of their potential for environmental and industrial applications.
When EST Analytical began marketing its Konelab discrete analyzers to environmental laboratories in 2002, it found an industry unfamiliar with the technology.
Unlike SFA and FIA, in which reactions occur within tubing in a continuous flow, discrete analyzers employ individual wells, enabling multiple testing of one sample as well as automated sample preparation of new samples while analyses are being performed.
Konelab discrete analyzers provide complete automated analysis of routine wet chemistry/photometric tests of water and wastewater samples.
For example, we might run them on continuous flow and discrete analyzers. This can also unearth an instrument problem as the cause of erroneous results.