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The demand for endoscopy reprocessing and sterile services has grown tremendously in recent years, with ever-increasing patient throughput leading to the creation of purpose-specific endoscope processing facilities. But designing a new facility is about much more than simply installing equipment. One of the most important considerations is the infrastructure supporting the unit, particularly the supply of high quality water to the endoscope washers, which is as important as the equipment itself. Here, we take a look at some of the essential design considerations.
Deionised water, or DI water, is sometimes called demineralised water, or DM water. It is water which has had (most of) the ions removed. Ions are atoms or molecules which have either more electrons than protons, making a negative ion (an anion) or fewer electrons than protons, making a positive ion (called a cation).
The production of beer and spirits requires large volumes of water, for example, it takes around 50 litres of water to produce one litre of whisky.1 According to the 2015 Environmental Strategy Report2 from the Scottish Whisky Association, in 2014 the whisky industry’s total water input was 48.8 million cubic metr
Pure water is used almost everywhere in the lab, from being a key reagent in your day-to-day experiments and assays to performing those "behind the scenes" functions like autoclaving, cleaning and water bath set-up. However, it can be tricky to select the right purity for the type of work you are doing.