Thermo Scientific Dionex Aquion IC System

Essential IC that doesn’t compromise

The Thermo Scientific Dionex Aquion IC System provides a high-performance foundation for ion chromatography (IC) analysis in a compact platform. The system is designed for ease-of-use, providing fast start-up times and reliable, stable performance for demanding applications in environmental and academic laboratories.

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Advanced suppressor technology

With suppressor choices, an optional column heater and eluent degasser, the Dionex Aquion IC system offers advanced accuracy options at an affordable price for your essential water analysis applications.

Advanced Suppressor Technology

Suppressors increase analyte signal while decreasing background noise by removing conductive ions from the eluent. With the Aquion, you can choose between Chemical or Electrolytic suppression depending on your needs.

Our chemical suppressors are continuously regenerated, have a high capacity and solvent compatible design that can handle high complex sample matrices. This suppressor is ideal when looking at treated wastewaters.

For the ultimate in ease of use, Thermo Fisher Scientific also offers electrolytic suppression compatible with the Aquion. Instead of using a regenerant chemical, the suppression ions are created by the electrolysis of water. This means that there is no need to mix regenerants in the lab, saving time and exposure to acids.

Learn more about suppressors

Column heater

An optional column heater can give you increased precision and means that you can run applications at elevated temperatures. The heater temperature can be set to between 30°C and 60°C. Preheating the eluent prior to the column maintains the column temperature set by the user and a transparent cover allows the user to view the column without temperature disruption.

Eluent degasser

Eluent degassing reduces baseline noise, ensuring reproducibility and protection of eluents from contamination and decomposition. An optional built-in vacuum degas provides in-line degassing of eluents and operation can be automated to sense when degassing is required.

Flow path materials

Inert, nonmetallic PEEK components throughout the system ensure compatibility with corrosive eluents and metal-contamination-free ion chromatography.

Leak detection

Optical leak detection and management allows fast response to system leaks, helping with troubleshooting.

Thermo Scientific Chromeleon 7 Chromatography Data System (CDS) has the best-in-class performance and usability, unlocking the full potential of your Thermo Scientific IC system.

Chromeleon CDS was designed to be easy to use and resemble familiar office software products, to ensure minimal training time to get started. Client-server architecture and industry-leading network failure protection ensure that your operation is never interrupted.

To further reduce complexity for operators, eWorkflows are available for all our essential applications. An eWorkflow procedure is a set of rules that captures all of the unique aspects of an ion chromatography workflow, such as instrument conditions, and injection sequence requirements, and guides the operator through a minimal number of choices needed to create a complete, correct sequence with predefined files and a well-defined structure.

Autosampler-compatible

Autosamplers enable automated sample injection, and the Aquion system is compatible with both our AS-DV and AS-AP models.

Learn more about autosamplers

Services for ion chromatography systems

The Unity Lab Services team is ready to support your ion chromatography (IC) instrument from installation and warranty to service plans and compliance services. Our full range of services helps ensure you get the best performance from your system throughout its life. We can help you choose the right plan and add services to best fit your needs, so your instrument operates reliably and efficiently when you need it.

World class expertise

World class expertise

As the world leader in serving science and part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific organization, we are ready to serve you with more than 2,000 highly trained Unity Lab Services technical professionals globally. In an organization that has been serving our customers for more than 50 years, our engineers have on average 18 years of experience operating and maintaining instruments we service. 

Each field engineer who works on your instrument is OEM factory trained and certified on that specific instrument, so you can be confident in your audit-readiness with regular service. You are guaranteed to receive consistent, high-quality installation, maintenance and repair of your IC system with world-class expertise on the Unity Lab Services team

Service plans

Your specific needs and expectations as you use your ion chromatography instrument require a level of service tailored to those needed. Choose an extended warranty when you purchase your instrument or browse our service plans to find the perfect fit.

Choosing an extended warranty gets you up to 50% faster response time and more than 30% reduced downtime. The extended warranty includes enhanced technical support enabling remote resolution of 35% of issues, priority on-site response time with a 3-business-day target response for corrective maintenance and repairs, including factory-certified parts, labor, and travel; pre-scheduled on-site preventive maintenance (PM) and PM parts kit; and discounts on training courses, parts, consumables and accessories.

Features and benefits of our most popular service plan

Features Billable Service Extended Warranty Benefits
Annual preventive maintenance PM kit checkmark checkmark Boosted uptime
Digital remote support checkmark checkmark More than 36% remote resolution reduces downtime

Faster diagnosis and improved first-time fix
Enhanced technical support checkmark checkmark Priority, direct access to highly experienced technical staff
Priority on-site response time target No target 3 business days Target timeline to plan for corrective maintenance and get up and running
Corrective maintenance including parts, labor and travel checkmark checkmark Reduced repair cost
10% discounts on parts, consumables and accessories checkmark checkmark Reduced cost for products you regularly need for your instrument

Advanced suppressor technology

With suppressor choices, an optional column heater and eluent degasser, the Dionex Aquion IC system offers advanced accuracy options at an affordable price for your essential water analysis applications.

Advanced Suppressor Technology

Suppressors increase analyte signal while decreasing background noise by removing conductive ions from the eluent. With the Aquion, you can choose between Chemical or Electrolytic suppression depending on your needs.

Our chemical suppressors are continuously regenerated, have a high capacity and solvent compatible design that can handle high complex sample matrices. This suppressor is ideal when looking at treated wastewaters.

For the ultimate in ease of use, Thermo Fisher Scientific also offers electrolytic suppression compatible with the Aquion. Instead of using a regenerant chemical, the suppression ions are created by the electrolysis of water. This means that there is no need to mix regenerants in the lab, saving time and exposure to acids.

Learn more about suppressors

Column heater

An optional column heater can give you increased precision and means that you can run applications at elevated temperatures. The heater temperature can be set to between 30°C and 60°C. Preheating the eluent prior to the column maintains the column temperature set by the user and a transparent cover allows the user to view the column without temperature disruption.

Eluent degasser

Eluent degassing reduces baseline noise, ensuring reproducibility and protection of eluents from contamination and decomposition. An optional built-in vacuum degas provides in-line degassing of eluents and operation can be automated to sense when degassing is required.

Flow path materials

Inert, nonmetallic PEEK components throughout the system ensure compatibility with corrosive eluents and metal-contamination-free ion chromatography.

Leak detection

Optical leak detection and management allows fast response to system leaks, helping with troubleshooting.

Thermo Scientific Chromeleon 7 Chromatography Data System (CDS) has the best-in-class performance and usability, unlocking the full potential of your Thermo Scientific IC system.

Chromeleon CDS was designed to be easy to use and resemble familiar office software products, to ensure minimal training time to get started. Client-server architecture and industry-leading network failure protection ensure that your operation is never interrupted.

To further reduce complexity for operators, eWorkflows are available for all our essential applications. An eWorkflow procedure is a set of rules that captures all of the unique aspects of an ion chromatography workflow, such as instrument conditions, and injection sequence requirements, and guides the operator through a minimal number of choices needed to create a complete, correct sequence with predefined files and a well-defined structure.

Autosampler-compatible

Autosamplers enable automated sample injection, and the Aquion system is compatible with both our AS-DV and AS-AP models.

Learn more about autosamplers

Services for ion chromatography systems

The Unity Lab Services team is ready to support your ion chromatography (IC) instrument from installation and warranty to service plans and compliance services. Our full range of services helps ensure you get the best performance from your system throughout its life. We can help you choose the right plan and add services to best fit your needs, so your instrument operates reliably and efficiently when you need it.

World class expertise

World class expertise

As the world leader in serving science and part of the Thermo Fisher Scientific organization, we are ready to serve you with more than 2,000 highly trained Unity Lab Services technical professionals globally. In an organization that has been serving our customers for more than 50 years, our engineers have on average 18 years of experience operating and maintaining instruments we service. 

Each field engineer who works on your instrument is OEM factory trained and certified on that specific instrument, so you can be confident in your audit-readiness with regular service. You are guaranteed to receive consistent, high-quality installation, maintenance and repair of your IC system with world-class expertise on the Unity Lab Services team

Service plans

Your specific needs and expectations as you use your ion chromatography instrument require a level of service tailored to those needed. Choose an extended warranty when you purchase your instrument or browse our service plans to find the perfect fit.

Choosing an extended warranty gets you up to 50% faster response time and more than 30% reduced downtime. The extended warranty includes enhanced technical support enabling remote resolution of 35% of issues, priority on-site response time with a 3-business-day target response for corrective maintenance and repairs, including factory-certified parts, labor, and travel; pre-scheduled on-site preventive maintenance (PM) and PM parts kit; and discounts on training courses, parts, consumables and accessories.

Features and benefits of our most popular service plan

Features Billable Service Extended Warranty Benefits
Annual preventive maintenance PM kit checkmark checkmark Boosted uptime
Digital remote support checkmark checkmark More than 36% remote resolution reduces downtime

Faster diagnosis and improved first-time fix
Enhanced technical support checkmark checkmark Priority, direct access to highly experienced technical staff
Priority on-site response time target No target 3 business days Target timeline to plan for corrective maintenance and get up and running
Corrective maintenance including parts, labor and travel checkmark checkmark Reduced repair cost
10% discounts on parts, consumables and accessories checkmark checkmark Reduced cost for products you regularly need for your instrument

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Order Application Materials

All columns and consumables for your application are necessary at the time of installation. Please ensure that you order the necessary products with your instrument.

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Service

We provide a full range of service options for all Thermo Scientific Ion Chromatography systems.

Featured service plans

Premier services provide our highest priority, fastest response to maximize uptime.
Digital Remote Support

Additional services

Annual Preventative Maintenance is a core component of our service plans, but we also offer it as a standalone service.

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