Water is the most powerful solvent in the world. We use it in almost every lab for all kinds of applications. But are we well aware of the costs, energy efficiency and water consumption of our treatment plant? A benchtop water treatment unit tailored to your application can have a big effect on your wallet. When choosing your lab water treatment unit, there are 3 important things to keep in mind:
Degree of purity
A first important point is the degree of purity required for your application. Depending on the resistance of the water, it is classified into different types of purity. This purity is always achieved through a combination of different techniques such as reverse osmosis, deionisation and ultrafiltration. Whether you use the purified lab water for analytical measurements, life science applications or simply to clean your lab glassware: a suitable treatment system has been developed for each application.
Water flow and storage
The second point of interest is the required water flow and storage space. With a well-tuned treatment plant, you ensure that you never experience a shortage of purified water. If you combine this with the right volume of storage tank, you can also handle peak loads perfectly without unnecessary loss of working space. Bacterial growth in the storage tanks is a thing of the past thanks to the built-in UV lamps.
Control and maintenance
Finally, a continuous conductivity measurement of the water is the assurance that your treatment system is working properly. Using the latest digital displays, you are informed when the deionisation cells and filtration beds need to be replaced. This way, you keep consumption costs to a minimum.