In the development of a wet chemistry method of analysis, several factors must be considered. Methods usually include some or all of the following elements:
- purification or separations
- sample conditioning
- transformation into a detectable species
In addition for automated instrumental techniques, provision must also be made for automated instrument start up, clean up, and shut down.
Global FIA has found Zone Fluidics to be a powerful approach to many unit operations found in wet chemical analytical methodologies. Our team of application scientists will start from existing measurement methods and apply them to an automated Zone Fluidics platform. A toolbox of sample manipulation and separation unit operations provide a good starting point for system design. Having optimized each step in the assay, the performance of the method is demonstrated by determining the analytical figures of merit.