Versatility of sequential injection technique makes it suitable as a research tool for assay of series of non correlated samples, collected at different locations, or for the purpose of monitoring of changes of composition of correlated samples, taken from the same location at selected time intervals.
These features have been exploited in :
Oceanography (in laboratory, on board, towed, and possibly even at even moored systems)
Biochemistry (enzyme kinetics and inhibition, bioligand immobilization) (Chapter 3)
Biotechnology (fermentation control)
Pharmacology (tablet dissolution, membrane permeation, monitoring of in vivo studies)
Soil studies (bioavailability of metal ions, leaching of nutrients)
Organic synthesis (monitoring within micro reactors)
The examples in the following section, and the recent literature on food analysis (Toth, Segundo,Rangel 2008), life sciences (Wang, Chen 2008), pharmaceuticals (Polasek 2008) process control (Pasquini, Rebouca 2008), environmental-atmospheric gas (Toda, Dasgupta 2008) and environment - water and soils (Worsfold, McKelvie, Hamahan 2008) related assays, illustrate numerous examples of research applications, where automated monitoring of biological or chemical systems provided a valuable insight.
The above authors contributed corresponding chapters in: Advances In Flow Injection Analysis and Related Techniques, S.D.Kolev and I.D. McKelvie Elsevier 2008.