Central Sterile Processing Combating SSI’s -TIR 34 Water Best Practices

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Surgical Site Infections (SSIs) are a scary prospect for anyone that needs surgery.  Often unplanned, there are many opportunities to contract an infection in a hospital, and the average patient is painfully unaware.  Thankfully, many areas of a hospital are fairly well regulated, but not in the area of water quality, which cleans the medical instruments that enter our bodies.  WHAT?  Yes, unfortunately this is true.  It may almost be ...

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Guaranteeing the Quality of Ultrapure Water For Your Lab Application

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Guaranteeing the Quality of Ultra-pure Water For Your Lab Application

Water supports our health and quality of life as a powerful reagent in a wide range of biomedical research applications. In the laboratory, ultra-pure water is now more vital than ever to ensure clean data outputs from highly sensitive, advanced analytical ...

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TWO KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PURIFYING YOUR LABORATORY WATER

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TWO KEY RECOMMENDATIONS FOR PURIFYING YOUR LABORATORY WATER

Reposted from our partner Elga Lab Water- Veolia

Author: Ian Morbley

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Water Testing in High Purity Water Systems… How is it tested?

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You use water for your experiments every day, but how much confidence do you have in its purity? Fortunately, you don’t have to check that it satisfies your needs each time you use it, as there are systems in place in most laboratories to make sure it is what it says on the tin. However, it’s still good to know how those tests are conducted, so that you can troubleshoot your experimental problems if you’re suspicious of your water. Regardless, ...

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Extractables and Leachables: an ultra-pure high purity water requirement

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Reposted from our partners at Elga Labwater.  Absolute Water Technologies is a factory certified partner of Elga Lab Water.

 

When it comes to medicinal drugs, it is essential that no chemical species is introduced which could possibly interact with and impact on the safety, quality and efficacy of the drug. Extractables and leachables both migrate from the packaging into the drug however, migration for extractables is facilitated by a solvent, while leachables migrate with direct contact at room temperature. In ...

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Dealkalization Process- An overlooked method in High Purity Water Systems

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Dealkalization is the process of removing anions such as bicarbonates, carbonates,
sulfates, and nitrates with a chloride anion exchange. This process treats softened water
with a chloride form anion resin that exchanges chloride ions for anions in the feed water.
Dealkalizers use a Type 2 strong base anion resin such as ResinTech SBG2. The resin is
regenerated by salt (typically at a dosage rate of 5 lbs/cf), and removes up to 95% of
carbonate (CO3) and bicarbonate (HCO3) alkalinity as ...

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High Purity Water For Medical Device Reprocessing

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With changes in 2008, 2011 for  Hemodialysis, and current recommended changes suspected to be adopted by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) based on Association for the Advancement of Medical Instrumentation (AAMI), other changes are expected to be on their way for other critical care areas.    One such area, medical device reprocessing, has often been an afterthought that seems to have received little attention in most facilities.  The standards vary from location to location greatly.  Some locations have ...

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MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF WATER PURIFICATION

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MINIMIZING ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACTS OF WATER PURIFICATION

Guest Author on 11/12/2015 — Repost from Veolia- Elga
Categories: Climate Change, Sustainable lab

With ever-increasing discussions on the impacts that we are having on the, how do suppliers ensure that the products that they produce don’t add to the problem and lessen the impact on the environment?
Guest blogger Dr Paul Whitehead will be posing this very question while discussing how the choice of technologies used within these very systems can help to move towards ...

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