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EasyChem Discrete Analyzer
Posted: Monday, May 6, 2013 9:45 PM
Joined: 5/6/2013
Posts: 2

Does anyone use an EasyChem discrete analyzer? How long have you had it? Is it as easy to use as claimed?  Is this a reliable, easy to use, trouble-free analyzer?


We have looked at this analyzer for running nitrate in water and wastewater, total N, total P, nitrite, orthophosphate in WW, as well as calcium, chlorides and Hardness in water.

Andrew Rozenstraten
Posted: Wednesday, May 8, 2013 9:19 AM
Joined: 5/8/2013
Posts: 1

We have had a Systea Easychem instrument for more than 3 years.  I'm happy with it.  Our instrument is an older model and I dont know how it compares with their current instruments or other manufacturers.  We routinely run silica in water and total Kjeldahl nitrogen in wastewater on it.  We occasional use it for ammonia, nitrate/nitrite and nitrite when another instrument is down.


I will PM you my contact information if you would like additional information.


Posted: Thursday, September 26, 2013 9:01 AM
Joined: 4/1/2010
Posts: 6



Logged on after many months!


We now have an EasyChem discrete analyzer and we are presently working on the methods (TKN, NO3/NO2, NH3 and TP) for non-potable waters.


What did you end up purchasing or are you still looking at different analyzers and vendors?



Posted: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 7:52 AM
Joined: 10/5/2009
Posts: 49

Three years ago, we looked at them all and finally went with an Astoria Pacific unit.  Our biggest concern was detection limits to meet the terms of our permits.  Won't mention the other vendors, but the main issues in our decision were detection limits, of course, and software.


We've found over the years that there often seems to be a "cognitive disconnect" between the software engineers and analytical chemistry.  That is, what seems great to a code writer is often clunky and unhelpful when actually running analyses.  We've been through many demos where a good instrument was rendered hopeless by a maddening software platform.


Chuck Lytle,

City of Portland, OR