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SEAL Analytical

Ocean-going lab ... the real test of a nutrient analyser

The UK's National Oceanography Centre (NOC) undertakes integrated ocean research and technology development from the coast to the deep ocean. As such, the NOC has a heavy requirement for seawater analysis. However, in addition to analytical work at the NOC's facilities in Southampton and Liverpool, the organisation's researchers also need to be able to analyse samples on board a variety of research vessels.

seal web mktplceUnder these conditions, high levels of precision and reliability can be a challenge for most laboratory equipment, so NOC has invested in SEAL Analytical segmented flow analysers (SFAs) - the AA3 and the QuAAtro.

"The QuAAtro is the workhorse of our Southampton laboratory," says the NOC's Dr Sinhue Torres-Valdes.

"It has a compact footprint and provides automatic analysis of large numbers of samples, with only small sample volumes required. The AA3 is employed for 'on-ship' analysis because as a modular SFA it is easier to maintain in the event of any problems whilst away from shore."

Wholly owned by the Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) the NOC is a leading institution for sea level science, coastal and deep ocean research and technology development, tackling the greatest environmental challenges of our age.

The NOC's Mark Stinchcombe also features in a short video explaining the application. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SVkfc1AJYAE

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