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Monitoring water quality: essential for academic research labs

Veolia Water Technologies
by Veolia Water Technologies
28 June 2024
3 minutes read

    Maintaining high-quality water standards is crucial in academic research labs, where impurities can compromise the integrity of results, damage equipment, and waste valuable research time and money. This blog post will explore the importance of water quality monitoring and how Veolia Water Technologies’s advanced systems ensure consistent water purity for academic labs.

    The importance of water quality monitoring:

    Academic research labs rely heavily on ultrapure water for various applications, including sample dilution, preparation of chemical reagents, and analytical techniques. The main parameters to monitor for ensuring water purity are resistivity, total organic carbon (TOC), total viable bacterial count (TVC), and endotoxins. Monitoring these parameters helps maintain the integrity of research and ensures reliable results.

    Key parameters for water purity:

    • Resistivity: A measure of total inorganic impurities, with the theoretical maximum resistivity of ultrapure water being 18.2 MΩ cm at 25°C. A reduction in resistivity indicates a deterioration in water’s inorganic purity.
    • Total Organic Carbon (TOC): Measures the organic matter in water, which can affect research outcomes.
    • Total Viable Bacterial Count (TVC): Ensures that bacterial contamination is kept under control.
    • Endotoxins: they interact with cells causing a wide range of detrimental effects, their presence also is a sign of bacterial contamination.

    Maintaining consistent water quality

    landing-page-1pharma-compliance-imagery-(1)Veolia’s water purification systems are designed to provide consistent water quality by monitoring these key parameters. Our systems include features like resistivity displays, TOC indication on some units, and handheld dispensers that show real-time water quality data, ensuring researchers can trust the purity of their water.

    Environmental considerations

    Veolia Water Technologies is committed to sustainability. Our water purification systems are designed to minimize waste and reduce environmental impact. We provide carbon footprint details, recycling and disposal services for consumables, and solutions to reduce mains water usage. These features help labs meet their sustainability goals while maintaining high water quality standards.

    Ensuring pure water quality in academic research labs is essential for reliable research outcomes. By monitoring key parameters and using advanced purification systems like those offered by Veolia, labs can maintain the highest standards of water purity, protect their equipment, and support sustainable practices. Invest in Veolia’s water solutions to ensure the integrity of your research.

    Ready to enhance your lab’s water quality? Contact us today to learn more about Veolia’s advanced water purification systems and request a consultation.

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