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Water Purification System Buyer's Guide

6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Water Purification System

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6 Questions to Ask When Buying a Water Purification System

  1. Milli-Q® IQ 7000: Ultrapure water with a touch of efficiency. Learn more at: www.emdmillipore.comWhat is your application and what type of water is needed? Type I, II, or III? Will you require ultra-low TOC lab water?
  2. What is your expected volume usage? How much is required per batch/day?
  3. What is the source of your current water? Are there special requirements for delivery?
  4. What is your budget? (This will determine the technology). What is the cost of ownership over five years?
  5. Where do you need the system in the lab(s)? Consider: top of counter, under counter, or wall mounting the unit. What is the overall footprint/real estate of the system(s) and components?
  6. What kind of warranty and service is provided? Is the system manufactured to quality standards and which ones? Is this a pharmaceutical application that needs to be validated?

Safety Tip

There are not many safety risks with using a laboratory water purification system. However, as water is a major source of contamination in some labs—which is more of a hazard to experiments and results than it is to people—water purification systems can eliminate this issue by removing such contaminants from your water. Airborne contaminants can pose a hazard, but most of today’s systems include filters to protect against such contaminants.

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