In July, F&S hosted a seminar to educate users on the importance of purified water for laboratories. Our partner from Elga ran the seminar. Scientists and lab technicians came from various industries, namely: research, clinical laboratories and manufacturing.
Purified water is required in virtually every laboratory and is arguably the most common reagent used. Its quality is key to getting the expected and not ruined results. Similarly, using poor water quality in healthcare or in clinical diagnostics can potentially be life threatening. Furthermore, the costs in re-running tests or repairing machines because of low quality water can often be overlooked. Hence understanding the importance of water is critical.
The application or test being carried out determines the quality of water required. Internationally recognized water quality standards define the different types of water quality starting from Type I to Type III.
Achieving the correct water quality depends on selecting the correct purification technologies and a system design that accurately measures and monitors contaminants. Producing pure water is only part of the equation. Validating quality, storing water and maintenance are also key to ensuring you have the water quality you need.