Propelling devices: The heart of flow injection approaches

R. C. Prados-Rosales, J. L. Luque-García, M. D. Luque de Castro

Research output: Contribution to journalReview articlepeer-review

24 Scopus citations


The importance of propelling devices and their role in flow injection (FI) approaches are reviewed. A description of the main propelling devices, with especial emphasis on peristaltic pumps as the most common of these devices in FI, is performed. Proper programming of pumps gives place to modes, such as stopped-flow, flow-reversal, flow-gradient, and time-based injection, which clearly enhance the versatility and field of application of FI, as demonstrated by key examples.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)169-180
Number of pages12
JournalAnalytica Chimica Acta
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jun 21 2002
Externally publishedYes


  • Flow injection
  • Peristaltic pumps
  • Propelling devices

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Spectroscopy


Dive into the research topics of 'Propelling devices: The heart of flow injection approaches'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this