Systea S.p.A.

Analytical Technologies

BREAKING NEWS: Nutrient Sensor Challenge Awards

During the special awards session at the Association for the Science of Limnology & Oceanographic (ASLO) meeting in Honolulu, Hawaii, on ...

Easychem TOX Early Warning

Easychem TOX Early Warning is an on-line analyser for drinking water and environmental monitoring applications using dried bioluminescent bacteria, ...

WIZ at WCIF 2018

......The WIZ in-situ probe was selected by Italian Chamber of Commerce in China as one of the "Technology innovative products" and it was shown in ...

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Easychem TOX

State-of-the-art Direct Read Discrete Analyzer for automated determination of acute toxicity in water samples based on bioluminescent bacteria, up to 30 tests per hour throughput.

  • Up to 80 sample tubes on board.
  • Refrigerated compartment for bacteria rehydrated solution, assay buffer and positive controls.
  • 80 long-life reusable reaction microcuvettes, five steps washing station.
  • High sensitive luminimometer - direct reading.
  • Pre or post run sample autodilution.
  • Samples throughput: up to 30 tests / hour after 30 minutes incubation time.

Luminescent Bacteria

  • Proprietary bioluminescent bacteria have been selected, grown, stabilized and liophylized according to standard methods
  • Rehydrated cultures last up to 5 days.
  • High sensitivity to different types of reference compounds defined in ISO and GB-T standards, such as zinc sulfate and mercury chloride.
  • Up to 80 samples tubes on board for almost 3 hours of unattended run.

Features and benefits

  • Up to 10 different dilutions programmable per sample.
  • Up to 4 different dilutions programmable per test.
  • All measurements of blanks and samples at the different dilutions performed in duplicate.
  • Real time calculation of all parameters required by UNI EN ISO 11348-3 "Determination of the inhibitory effect of water samples on the light emission of Vibrio fischeri (Luminescent bacteria test) - Part 3: Method using freeze-dried bacteria" and GB-T 15441.
  • Real time toxicity trend continuously monitored from 1 up to 15/30 minutes from sampling.
  • Programmable quality control, limits and parameters.
  • Programmable measurement of blanks and positive controls to validate results.
  • During result validation, sample runs are not interrupted.
  • Deviation from mean of blank duplicates.
  • Deviation from mean of parallel determinations of sample inhibition values.


Monday, 03 January 2011 14:30

Research and Developement Projects

SMS European research project

Please download here the project banner and the updated project information flyer.

For updated information please visit the project web site

Active R&D projects

Our R&D team is actively working to develop new automated solutions to measure water parameters of growing request in the market and specifically:

  • a new on-line analyzer to measure Escherichia Coli in water
  • in the frame of SMS European project, series of WFD and MSFD harmful analytes, including algal species and toxins, biocidal compounds in antifouling paints and flame-retardants, as well as pharmaceuticals will be on-line monitored in a coastal environment by using innovative biosensors
  • new on-line measurement techniques to detect HEAVY METALS by innovative optical methods.

Former European R&D projects 



WARMER was a FP6 research project funded by European Commission to develop a real-time water quality monitoring system for Risk Assessment; it run for three years and it ended on 31-08-2009. 

WARMER was concepted as an interdisciplinary project to integrate R&D activities in a number of different disciplines, such as chemistry, electronics, information technology, networking and micromechanics. The final result was a relocable water monitoring floating platform equipped with a series of multi-parameter water quality sondes, to be effectively used for water risk management.

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SYSTEA coordinated the project and produced the following main results:

  • the DPA Pro multiparametric in-situ probe for nutrients measurement was integrated and field tested in Venice for several months (click here to download a descriptive paper of the experiment) together with the platform, managed by a data-logger developed by the company Italian partner Sysmedia and remotely managed by the Zetaced Web based control system, still developed by Sysmedia
  • a multiparametric in-situ probe prototype was developed and tested in laboratory to automatically perform unattended measurements of heavy metals using the so called Screen Printed Electrodes (SPE)
  • a multiparametric benchtop analyzer was developed and tested in laboratory to automatically manage a series of miniaturized potentiometric electrodes, developed by other University partners, to measure Cl, NO3, NH3, Cd, Cu and other ions. 

Field measurement data were linked to remote sensing Earth observations using an existing Web based remote data management system developed by NERSC partner.

For additional information and to download documentation, please click here



The general objective of the EC FP6 R&D EXOCET/D project was to develop, implement and test specific instruments aimed at exploring, describing, quantifying and monitoring biodiversity in deep-sea fragmented habitats as well as at identifying links between community structure and environmental dynamics. Onboard experimental devices complemented the approach, enabling experiments on species physiology.

Within the large project consortium, SYSTEA was involved to develop and test during an experimental trip in Azzorre Islands the multiparametric Deep-sea Probe Analyzer (DPA), integrated inside Ifremer'sw ROV Victor-6000; the probe was able to measure Total Iron and Sulphide near vulcano's hot plumes at -1.500 m depth during a cable driven monitoring session of some hours long.

For additional information about the project, please click here.




The objective of SEWING FP5 EC R&D project was to create a system of continuous water pollution monitoring in real time.

Small and relatively cheap miniaturized potentiometric sensors (Chemfets) were developed and applied in a Loop Flow Analysis based prototype developed by SYSTEA and integrated with a specific algorithm to mitigate cross interferences between detected  parameters (NH3, NO3) and main interferents (Na, K).

For additional information about the project, please click here.








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