The Disc-IC System is a package of two independent techniques from Thermo Fisher Scientific— discrete analysis and ion chromatography for comprehensive water analysis. Unique and fully automated, the Disc-IC System combines the power of direct measurement, discrete photometric analysis with ion chromatography to support a comprehensive water analysis workflow that offers the highest flexibility and sample throughput to reduce overall cost per analysis.

Gallery discrete analyzers are robust, easy-to-use, and provide parallel measurement of multiple analytes, including those used in photometric (colorimetric and enzymatic) and electrochemical (pH and conductivity) analysis. All necessary analysis steps are automated and low detection levels can be achieved.

Dionex IC systems can be tailored to meet specific anion and cation analysis needs, providing direct determination of multiple analytes in a single run, the highest sensitivity, and the ability to handle even the most challenging of water samples.

The Disc-IC System provides a true walkaway solution for comprehensive wine, beer, fruit juice, carbohydrates, organic acids, source water, process water, and waste water analysis and performs unattended large sample series analysis.

Migrating to a high throughput parallel analysis workflow

Traditional multiparameter water testing involves measurement, titration and ion chromatography methods for pH, conductivity, alkalinity, hardness, anions, and/or cations. Each test requires a separate sample and often multiple sequential steps which extends the testing time and makes the overall testing workflow complex. Multifaceted hyphenated systems need a specialist staff to run and monitor equipment, water quality testing is labor-intensive, time-consuming and inefficient. Routine water testing can be costly and time consuming for a laboratory that performs routine wet chemical and ion analysis in ground water, drinking water, sewage water and waste water analysis while experiencing increased demand for the routine analytical services.

Hyphenated techniques such as titration – Ion Chromatography methods are complex to set up, use, and maintain and covers only a limited number of parameters – pH, conductivity, alkalinity, hardness, anions or cations depending on the configuration. The Disc-IC Systems, two independent technologies, consolidate the majority of water analysis needs, increases lab’s throughput, produces reliable results, and reduces cost per analysis.

Thermo Scientific discrete analyzer

Thermo Scientific discrete analyzer

Routine high throughput analysis

  • Single instrument—many parameters
  • Up to 350 tests/Hr
  • Parallel pH and conductivity measurements together with photometric parameters
  • Basic water testing: pH, conductivity, alkalinity, total hardness
  • Comprehensive waste water testing as per regulatory methods: Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN), total phosphate, total phenol, Total Oxidizable Nitrogen (TON), phosphate, nitrite, nitrate, boron, aluminium
  • Corrosive anions: Fluoride, chloride, sulfate, sulfide, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, thiocyanate
  • Scale formers: Silica, calcium, magnesium
  • Corrosion inhibitors: Ammonia, zinc, molybdenum, nitrite
  • Corrosion indicators: Total iron, hexavalent chromium, zinc
  • Free and total cyanide
  • Regulatory fulfillment: Waste water analysis as per U.S. EPA and other standard methods
Thermo Scientific Dionex ion chromatograph

Thermo Scientific Dionex ion chromatograph

Comprehensive ion analysis
 

  • Fast anion and cation analysis
  • Ultra trace (ng/L) determinations
  • Complex sample matrices
  • Wide range of corrosion inhibitors
  • Corrosive anions: Fluoride, chloride, sulfate, sulfide, nitrite, nitrate, phosphate, thiocyanate and oxyhalides chlorite, chlorate, perchlorate, bromate
  • Cations: Lithium, sodium, potassium, calcium and magnesium, ammonia
  • Scale formers: Silica, calcium, magnesium
  • Corrosion inhibitors: Ammonia, zinc, molybdenum, nitrite, azoles, alkyl amines, alkanol amines, poly acrylic acid (PAA)
  • Corrosion indicators: Ferrous and ferric iron, hexavalent chromium, zinc, copper, manganese at sub-ppb level
  • Free and total cyanide
  • Ultra trace (ng/L) determinations: in DI water, steam condensate
  • Lab and online analysis
  • Complex sample matrices: Sour water, waste water
  • Regulatory fulfillment: Waste water analysis as per approved methods

Key features

Unique disposable Decacell

Unique disposable Decacell

  • The low cost, disposable Decacell cuvettes used are 10 independent reaction cells mounted together for true discrete analysis 
  • No need for washing- Improves throughput 
  • No carry over – improves result reliability 
  • Reduced sample and reagent consumption: 2–240 μL 
  • Lowest waste generation and disposal cost 
  • Reduced cost per analysis
High throughput analyzer

High throughput analyzer

  • True direct read discrete analyzer 
  • Increased throughput with a sample capacity of up to 200 tests/hour
  • Optional ECM unit for parallel pH and conductivity measurement 
  • 12 filter positions - covering wide spectral range from 340 to 880 nm 
  • Up to 20 different chemical parameters per sample 
  • Measurements cover a large concentration range with excellent reproducibility - Sensitivity to the ppb level 
Versatile and ease of use

Versatile and ease of use

  • Pre-defined ready to use methods 
  • More than 50 ready to use enzymatic and colorimetric reagents 
  • Automated calibration from single stock standard 
  • Automatic dilution of over range samples 
  • Wide incubation temperature range from 25 °C to 60 °C
  • User-specific applications can be developed to meet individual testing needs
User interface and Data Management

User interface and data management

  • Workflow based operation— suitable for all users’ levels 
  • Bi-directional LIMS 
  • User administration 
  • Traceability - Built-in barcode readers for samples and reagents 
  • Real-time QC program with multiple, user-definable Westgard rules 
  • QC charts - Out-of-specification control results flagged 
  • Instrument validation using IQ Kit 
Low Cost of Ownership

Low cost of ownership

  • Xenon source lamp – Savings over lifetime of the instrument 
  • Ready to use Gallery system reagents eliminate time-consuming reagent preparation, freeing operators for other tasks
  • Unique low volume cuvette design for less reagent waste and potentially lowering operation costs
  • Contamination-free analysis using disposable cuvettes
  • Accommodates a variety of sample cups and primary tubes
Save time and labor with automated eluent reneration with HPIC

Save time and labor with automated eluent reneration with HPIC

  • Just-add-water ease of use, which avoids handling toxic chemicals
  • Optimize runs for peak performance with on-demand gradients
  • Increase run-to-run consistency by removing user-to-user variability
  • Lower maintenance requirements by exposing pumps only to water
Eluent suppressors

Eluent suppressors

  • Achieve low noise and high sensitivity
  • Get robust tolerance for potentially problematic sample matrices with chemical suppression or get the convenience of electrolytic suppression
  • Continuous regeneration assures high uptime and run-to-run consistency
Extensive portfolio of Thermo Scientific Dionex analytical columns

Extensive portfolio of Thermo Scientific Dionex analytical columns

Inline Off Line Sample Preparation

Inline or off-line sample preparation

  • Remove particulates with high-pressure inline filters—labor saving, low maintenance, no sample loss
  • Eliminate matrix interferences with Thermo Scientific Dionex OnGuard and Thermo Scientific Dionex InGuard cartridges, or Thermo Scientific Dionex Guardcap vial caps
Automated sample handling

Automated sample handling

  • Reduce hands on time to optimize throughput
  • Automatically modify the amount of sample injected with Thermo Scientific Chromeleon Chromatography Data System (CDS) AutoDilution
  • Use the sample dilution capabilities of the Thermo Scientific™ Dionex™ AS-AP autosampler or choose to inject variable sample loop volumes

Disc-IC System benefits

  • Two independent techniques for wet chemical and ion analysis simplifies the overall water analysis workflow
  • Flexibility in choosing the technology between throughput, selectivity and sensitivity
  • Covers wide range of water sample matrix to test many different parameters
  • Workflow-based operation— suitable for all users’ levels
  • Ready to use reagent kits reduces preparation errors
  • Automated features, such as eluent generation, ensure analytical efficiency
  • Stable calibration over a wide concentration range and Auto dilution of overrange samples
  • Highest sensitivity and fulfills international regulatory methods requirements
  • Fully automated workflow suitable for multiparameter water analysis
  • Limited or no manual intervention ensures high throughput
  • Ready to run pre-tested method parameters simplifies the workflow
  • Two independent instruments – simplifies users training and routine maintenance in the lab
  • HPIC – Fast anions and cations analysis
  • HPIC – On the fly gradient with automated eluent generation
  • Gallery Discrete analyzer - Parallel determination of up to 20 different wet chemical parameters
  • Gallery Discrete Analyzers - can perform up to 350 photometric tests per hour and up to 67, parallel, pH and conductivity measurements
  • Two independent techniques for wet chemical and ion analysis simplifies the overall water analysis workflow
  • Flexibility in choosing the technology between throughput, selectivity and sensitivity
  • Covers wide range of water sample matrix to test many different parameters
  • Workflow-based operation— suitable for all users’ levels
  • Ready to use reagent kits reduces preparation errors
  • Automated features, such as eluent generation, ensure analytical efficiency
  • Stable calibration over a wide concentration range and Auto dilution of overrange samples
  • Highest sensitivity and fulfills international regulatory methods requirements
  • Fully automated workflow suitable for multiparameter water analysis
  • Limited or no manual intervention ensures high throughput
  • Ready to run pre-tested method parameters simplifies the workflow
  • Two independent instruments – simplifies users training and routine maintenance in the lab
  • HPIC – Fast anions and cations analysis
  • HPIC – On the fly gradient with automated eluent generation
  • Gallery Discrete analyzer - Parallel determination of up to 20 different wet chemical parameters
  • Gallery Discrete Analyzers - can perform up to 350 photometric tests per hour and up to 67, parallel, pH and conductivity measurements

Applications

Ensuring confidence in the quality of results, the methods used for analysis in the Thermo Scientific discrete analyzers are well known enzymatic and colorimetric chemistries optimized to the result levels established in international reference methods, US EPA, ISO, DIN, ASTM and other standard methods. The table below summarizes international regulatory approved discrete analyzer and Ion chromatography methods.

Gallery discrete analyzer

U.S. EPA and international reference methods

Regulatory methodsAnalytes
EPA 310.2
ISBN 0117516015
SMWW 2320 B
Alkalinity*
SM 3500-AI BAluminium*
EPA 350.1
ISO 7150
ISO 15923-1
DIN 38406
ISBN 0117516139
Ammonia
ISBN 0117515833Boron*
EPA 410.4COD*
EPA 325.2
EN ISO 15682
ISO 15923-1
ISBN 0117516260
SM 4500-Cl-E
Chloride
EPA 330.5
SM4500-Cl G
Chlorine*
EPA 120.1Conductivity
SM 3500-Cu CCopper
ASTM D2036-09(B)Cyanide
EPA 335.4Cyanide (Total)
EPA 340.3
SM 3500-F D
Fluoride
EPA 130.1Hardness (Total)
*Third party reagents; # after digestion
Regulatory methodsAnalytes
ISO 11083
DIN EN ISO 23913:2009
ASTM D1687-12(A)
SM 3500 Cr-B
SW 7196 A
Hexavalent chromium
ISO 6332-1988
SM 3500-Fe B
Iron
SM 3500-Fe BIron (Ferrous), Iron (Total)
ASTM D7781-14
ASTM D7781-14
(NECi) Nitrate
Reductase method for drinking water
(USGS I-2547-11
(USGS I-2548-11
(NECi) Method
N07-0003
Nitrate (TON ENz)
EPA 353.1
ISO 15923-1
ISBN 0117515930
SM 4500-NO3 H
Nitrate (TON Hyd)
NEMI (Nitrate via manual Vanadium (III) reduction)Nitrate (TON Vanadium)
EPA 354.1
ISO 13395:1996
ISO 15923-1
DIN EN 26777
ISBN 0117515930
SM 4500 NO2-B
Nitrite
EPA 150.2pH
Regulatory methodsAnalytes
EPA 420.1
ISBN 0117516171
Phenols (Total)
EPA 365.1
EN ISO 6878
ISO 15923-1
ISBN 0117515825
SM 4500 P-E
Phosphate
EPA 365.4
ISBN 0117518883
Phosphorus (Total)
EPA 370.1
ISO 15923-1
SM 4500 SiO2-C
USGS I-2700-85
Silica
EPA 375.4
ISO 15923-1
DIN 38405-D 5-2
ASTM D516-11
ISBN 0117533406
SM 4500 SO4-E
Sulfate
EPA 376.2
ISBN 011751718
SM 4500-S2 D
HMSO SCA Blue Book
Sulfide*
SMWW 4500-CN-MThiocyanate*
EPA 351.2
ASTM D3590-11 (B)
ISBN 0117521299
SMWW 4500-N(Org)
Total Kjeldahl Nitrogen (TKN)

Ion chromatograph

U.S. EPA and international reference methods

Regulatory methodsAnalytes
EPA 302
EPA 317
EPA 321.8
EPA 326
ISO 11206
Bromate
ASTM D6581Chlorite, bromate, bromide, chlorate
ASTM D7237Cyanide
EPA 300.0
ASTM D4327
Fluoride, chloride, nitrite, bromide, nitrate, ortho-phosphate, sulfate
EPA 300.1Fluoride, chloride, nitrite, bromide, nitrate, ortho-phosphate, sulfate, bromate, chlorite, chlorate
EPA 557HAAs, BrO3, dalapon
EPA 218.7
ASTM D5257
Hexavalent chromium
ISO 14911 ASTM
D6919
Lithium, sodium, potassium, ammonium, magnesium, calcium
ASTM D6994Metal cyanide
EPA 314.0
EPA 314.2
EPA 332
ISO 19340
Perchlorate
ASTM D8001TKN, total phosphorus

 

Discrete analyzer market applications

Mastering Beer Analysis
 

For brewers, the compounds of interest range—from inorganic ions, organic acids and hop bittering principles that contribute to overall taste and bitterness—to proteins, carbohydrates and alcohols that are monitored to determine the extent of fermentation. Dedicated for beer, malt, and wort analysis, the Gallery Plus Beermaster discrete analyzer automates labor-intensive and time-consuming tests.

Simplified Wine Analysis
 

Wineries needs a reliable analytical instrumentation for multi-parameter analysis, that enables lab personal without technical or chemistry knowledge to carry out the routine wine analysis. Thermo Scientific Gallery discrete analyzers together with ready to use system reagents makes the overall wine analysis simple, accurate and reliable. The ready to use wine reagents are specifically developed for rapid and cost-effective analysis of juice and wine.

Industrial process water and waste water analysis solution

Drinking water safety is clearly a critical priority. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, through the Safe Drinking Water Act, has established national health based standards that address both man-made and naturally occurring contamination. Labs must ensure municipal or industrial wastewater is safe before its discharge into surface waters in accordance with regulations in the U.S. EPA Clean Water Act (CWA). Compliance requires consistent, accurate measurement of water parameters. Our discrete analyzers automate photometric and electrochemical analysis providing fast, reproducible results that allow laboratories to measure multiple analytes simultaneously.

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Solution for routine and comprehensive industrial process water and waste water analysis

The combined power of the Disc-IC System improves productivity and efficiency in water testing labs, while it consolidates your steam and water chemistry analytical needs.

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