The pharma and biotech industries use purified water as a constituent in medicines and other healthcare products, and to clean systems and packaging. Sophisticated processes are essential for producing the water qualities required, and BWT is one of the world’s leading suppliers. You would be surprised by the number of different products that involve the use of BWT water.
Purified water of the highest ‘pharmaceutical’ quality is required for inoculations and infusions, and this is where BWT water for injection (WFI) is important, as it ensures top-quality, safe products wherever water for injections (WFI) is required.
Many consumers automatically look at a product’s ingredients and will often find “aqua” at the top of the list. This indicates that the product does not contain just any water quality, but ultrapure or “purified water”.
When our eyes itch we can, of course, resort to eye drops, which are based on aqua. If normal tap water were used, extraneous substances or germs would enter the respective end product. This could quite quickly lead to health and beauty products becoming breeding grounds for pathogens.
BWT purified water and WFI is involved in so many aspects of our daily lives in, for example, cosmetics and body care products, from shampoo to shower gel. However, WFI-quality BWT water is also used in medicines or other healthcare products.
Ultrapure water is often required in high quantities. However, lengthy transport times would compromise the water quality, and transporting such large volumes might not make financial or ecological sense. The solution, depending on local water quality and purpose, is to use a range of BWT technologies to upgrade the water that is already available on site ̶ from the mains, a source, a well or a body of water ̶ to the quality of purified water or water for injection (WFI).
It is crucial to ensure and maintain the high quality of purified water during storage and distribution. It should contain no microbiological contaminants that compromise water quality. BWT ensures that its products are of the highest standards to safeguard patients, customers and manufacturers.
BWT systems can be used for safe storage of purified water/WFI. A small portion of ultrapure water is converted into ozone by electrolysis, and the water is then considered “sanitised” and therefore able to permanently inhibit bacterial growth in the tank. The ozone is broken down again using a special UV technology, before the water reaches the consumer. As a result, the distribution of the purified water is controlled, compliance with the relevant purified water or WFI quality monitored and the entire system regularly sanitised with ozone.
BWT’s ultrapure water systems ensure a consistently high quality of purified water/WFI, maximum operational efficiency with no unwanted stoppages or disruptions, and a long service life.
Long-term planning is essential where manufacturing companies’ investment decisions are concerned, and this is why they depend on BWT’s technologies and products to consistently deliver the highest standards of purified water and WFI over the long term. Regular servicing ensures the safety, availability and value of BWT ultrapure water and WFI systems, avoiding costly repairs and expensive breakdowns. It pays to invest in BWT systems.
Water and its composition vary according to the region, the settlement and the geological nature of the terrain. Some regions have pure water, others have water rich in calcium or iron, and in some places the water is contaminated with pollutants. Climate change and a growing population mean that, in many parts of the world, the water must be treated to obtain optimum drinking water quality, which makes it a top priority to adopt a responsible approach to this increasingly precious resource.