Pure Water is an essential part of creating chemical reagents, microbiological buffers and media that are consistently pure. It is also an excellent source of water for glassware washing, and as feed water for laboratory equipment such as autoclaves, laboratory dishwashers, and water baths. It is also a recommended source of pretreated water for your Type 1 ultrapure systems.
Type 2 (pure) water or pure lab water is used for a wide range of applications:
- Cytology + histology work
- Buffer preparation
- Photometry and spectrophotometry
- Media preparation
- General Chemistry
- Feed for laboratory ultra-pure water systems
- Final Rinse of laboratory washing machines
How does reverse osmosis work?
A solution with a high salt concentration is separated by a semi permeable membrane from a solution with a low salt concentration. In normal osmosis, the water from the side with less salt will begin permeating the membrane into the more concentrated solution. In reverse osmosis, pressure is supplied that exceeds the osmotic pressure of the higher concentrated solution to force water in the reverse direction. Clean water starts to permeate through the membrane. This water contains approximately 98% less salt than the inlet water. This technology will also remove > 99 % of particles and bacteria.
The production rate of an RO system depends on the water temperature. Our specifications are given at a water temperature of 15°C. Each °C of temperature variation creates a water production shift of 3 %! Most manufacturers use 25°C to rate their performance, however, with our systems, you can be assured that your water production is in the right range even if the temperature falls below 25°C.