Trying to find a laboratory without purified water is like trying to find someone who enjoyed the movie "Waterworld." It’s... Well… It’s challenging. From solutions and dilutions to washing, water is widely used in science.
So it’s only a matter of time before you will have to decide on a water purification system for your laboratory.
Fortunately, determining the best type of water purification system for your lab won’t require a journey into "The Abyss." Just take a look at these common laboratory experiments and their recommended water purity grades to find a match for your application.
Does your lab need to feed Type I water systems, rinse glassware with purified water, or feed glassware washers and autoclaves? If you answered yes, then your lab needs Type III water, also known as Reverse Osmosis (RO) water. Type III water is the most widespread type of laboratory water and has 90 to 99% of contaminants removed via an RO filter.
Labconco’s WaterPro RO System for Type III water features a production rate of 1 L/min and storage for 17L of purified water for painless integration with glassware washers and Type I water systems.
Do you perform HPLC, GC, ICP-MS, Atomic Adsorption, In-Vitro Fertilization (IVF), Cell/Tissue Culture or Buffer Preparations? If so, then Type I water, the purest form of laboratory water, is recommended. Type I water, which is achieved by polishing RO water through carbon and deionization filters, is also known as Ultrapure or 18 Megohm water.
Labconco’s WaterPro PS Systems for Type I water come in easy-to-understand configurations tailored to the most specific needs of any chemist or biologist. With options for UV reactors, trace organic filters, plus ultrafilters and a production rate of up to 1.8L/min, Labconco WaterPro PS Systems deliver ultrapure water for any task.
Need both Type I and III water? Pair up the WaterPro RO and PS systems for high output. Try the cost-effective WaterPro BT, a space-saving benchtop model, for laboratories that require < 10 liters of purified Type I and III water.
Now that you’re out of "Open Water" and into the "Blue Lagoon" of water purification, you’re ready to lead your lab from the dry land of "Mad Max" by diving "20,000 Leagues Under The Sea." You can groan now!
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As a bonus, below we have a valuable graphic on water types to "wet" your appetite.