How to Design a Water System
What type of water do you need?
When designing your water system, we suggest you take time to evaluate the applications and interest areas of the lab now and in the future. Take a look at the table below to determine what type(s) of water you need.
|Type of Water|
|Application and Interest Areas||Ultrapure
|General Lab Purpose|
|General Lab Equipment (water baths, incubators, etc.)||X||X||X|
|Feed Water to Type 1 Systems||X||X||X|
|Chemical and Biochemical Reagent Prep||X|
|High Performance Liquid Chromatography (HPLC)||X|
|Gas Chromatography (GC)||X|
|Ion Chromatography (IC)||X|
|Inductively Coupled Plasma Spectroscopy (ICP)||X|
|Mass Spectroscopy (MS)||X|
|Atomic Absorption (AA)||X|
|Total Organic Carbon (TOC)||X|
|Genomics (ex. PCR, Mutagenesis)||X|
|Proteomics (ex. Crystallography, Electrophoresis)||X|
|Immunology (ex. Monoclonal Antibody Production, Blots)||X|
|Cell and Tissue Culture||X|
What Themo Scientific Barnstead Water Systems have to Offer
We have engineered our water systems to be used independentyly or in conjunction with our other water systems for even more flexibility. Below you'll find a summary of our product line for each water type.
Ultrapure (Type 1) Water
This grade of water is required for your most sensitive and critical laboratory applications. Type 1 water can be made pyrogen-, nuclease-, bacteria-, and particulate-free. It has the highest purity, but is also the most expensive to generate. Therefore, we suggest that if you have applications that require different types of water, let us assist you in designing a comprehensive water system.
We offer diverse systems to meet your ultrapure water needs.
The ultrapure systems differ in their feature and daily output.
Pure (Type 2) Water
Type 2 water is most widely used in general laboratory applications, such as reagent preparation and glassware rinsing. It is also commony used to feed our Type 1 systems to create a comprehensive water system.
We offer a wide range of systems to meet your needs.
• FI-Streem Glass Stills
Reverse Osmosis (RO) Water
RO is a percent removal technology, thus the purity of the product water is directly dependent on the quality of the feed water. Accordingly, it can not be generally classified as a specific "type" of water.
RO water is recommended for use in general laboratory equipment such as the sterilizer, dishwasher, water baths, and is also commonly used as a source of pretreated water for our Type 1 water systems.
We offer a great system to meet your needs.
Cartridge and Filter Systems
Cartridges are a great option for laboratories either need point of use polishing of pretreated water or single state treatment of tap water. The B-Pure cartridges can also be used to pretreat the feed water of our other systems, such as the Nanopure, Easypure II, or a still.
We offer great options to meet your needs.