Our Waterguide for water treatment

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We have compiled explanations and definitions of the most important terms in water treatment. In our Waterguide, we have divided these explanations into categories; you can then use these to narrow down topics. Or simply use the technical term search and you will find what you are looking for. If you still have questions, please do not hesitate to contact us!

Aqua purificata

Aqua purificata is water that has been freed from impurities in order to make it usable for pharmaceutical or laboratory applications.

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GAMP

The abbreviation GAMP stands for "Good Automated Manufacturing Practice" and is a guideline for the validation of computerised systems that are, for example, used in pharmaceutical production.

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Generation units

Generation systems for water treatment are technical units that purify and treat water for predefined applications and remove impurities that could endanger certain purity and quality standards.

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GMP

GMP stands for "Good Manufacturing Practice" and must be considered by manufacturers when preparing pharmaceutical water.

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Green hydrogen

In recent years, manufacturers of electrolyser around the world have recorded increasing demand and, as a result, an expansion of production capacities.

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Ozone generators

Ozone is used in the pharmaceutical industry because its high oxidation potential effectively kills germs and successfully removes microorganisms and impurities such as organic substances, chemicals and odours.

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Pharmaceutical water

Pharmaceutical water, which is produced specifically for pharmaceutical purposes, must fulfil strict quality standards. The microbiological purity of the water is important to ensure the safety of medicines.

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Pure steam

Pure steam is used in the pharmaceutical industry to produce pharmaceutical water and to sterilise production facilities in order to meet the high quality requirements.

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Reverse osmosis

The natural flow of osmosis from low concentration to high concentration is reversible when external pressure is applied to the highly concentrated solution.

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TOC

The TOC value (Total Organic Carbon) refers to the total amount of carbon compounds in a sample that can be attributed to organic substances.

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WFI (Water for Injection)

The abbreviation WFI refers to "Water for Injection" and describes a highly pure, sterile liquid that fulfils the requirements of pharmacopoeia monographs for injection purposes.

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In our Waterguide you will find in-depth Information on all aspects of water treatment

Water treatment describes the process of removing contaminants and pollutants from water to make it safe and/or pure for industrial or medical applications. Water treatment can involve a combination of different physical, chemical and biological processes such as filtration, sedimentation, disinfection, reverse osmosis and activated carbon adsorption. The goal is to produce water of a certain quality necessary for subsequent processes.
Water treatment is important in industry for various reasons. For example for:

  1. Process water: In many industries, water is used as a raw material in various production processes. Here it is important that the water used meets certain quality requirements and is free of contamination.

  2. Or cooling water: Many industrial plants need cooling water to regulate the temperatures in machines and equipment. The cooling water must be free of impurities to ensure the proper functioning of the equipment. Water treatment ensures that the cooling water has the required quality.

In medicine, water purification can be used in several ways. For example, in the production process of medicines and medical devices, pure water is often needed to ensure that the products are free of contaminants.

The water treatment also plays an important role in dialysis treatment, in which the blood of patients with kidney failure is purified. Thereby, the water must be extremely pure in order to prevent impurities from entering the patient's body. In addition, water treatment is also important in the process of cleaning and disinfecting medical equipment and instruments to ensure that they are free of germs and other harmful contaminants.

Water treatment in medicine is an important process that helps to ensure the safety and effectiveness of medical products and procedures. The water treatment units have special features of their own: They have an almost dead-zone free design with a high stainless steel content.

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