In our last blog, we discussed the lab fridge and its important requirements. In this blog, we turn our attention to the lesser-known importance of water in lab settings, and how Bioline Global’s laboratory water purification systems can safeguard testing.
Why Laboratory Water?
Thanks to the molecular properties of water, such as its polarity and reactivity, water is a nearly universal solvent for many substances. This is important because, as a result of water’s molecular makeup, water is used in nearly all laboratory tests and experiments.
In fact, water can even be used as an eluent and solvent of organic compounds when heated up to 200°C, wherein it develops similar solvent qualities as methanol.
Water also has the benefits of being flame resistant and more affordable than typical organic solvents.
For these reasons, laboratory technicians need a high volume of pure water to undertake their daily tasks – and laboratories cannot afford to waste water, especially when most laboratory buildings use significantly more water than standard commercial buildings.
What is the Role of Water in Laboratory Settings?
As mentioned, water is a powerful solvent and eluent (carrier liquid) for laboratory experiments, tests and reactions.
However, it is specifically purified water that is important. Pure water enables substances to be dissolved at the exact concentration of your solute, which gives higher experimental reproducibility and high detection sensitivity.
In contrast, when purified water is not used, laboratory applications are frequently sabotaged by sample contamination and it’s knock on effects, such as double sequence readout, failed sequencing reactions, large dye blobs and, ultimately, poor quality data, which may go on to have profoundly negative effects outside of the lab.
One prime example is within diagnostic laboratory settings, where contaminated water can wreak havoc on the successful diagnosis of serious medical conditions such as epilepsy, chronic liver disease and intestinal malabsorption.
How to Avoid Water Contamination in the Lab
Due to the disastrous effect water contamination can have on your assays, tests and experiments, securing an effective laboratory water purification system is of the utmost importance.
While deionised water is the standard laboratory water, ultra clean water may also be required where even the smallest amount of contamination could lead to diagnostic failure.
For this reason, ultra clean pure water may also need to be continuously available in the lab, and this is best ensured by installing a wide range of water purification systems.
Water Purification by Bioline Global
Bioline Global specialise in lab water purification systems for pharmaceutical, clinical, academic, industrial, research, and government laboratories, along with a full range of filters and accessories.
Our three main water purifications systems include RO Label Systems, RO Central Systems, and UltraPure Lab Systems.
Our StakPure RO Lab Systems have been built for demanding applications in life sciences, chemical analysis, and for supplying analysers, autoclaves and laboratory glassware washers. Characterized by their economy and flexibility in many applications, these purification systems satisfy international water standards such as ASTM, ISO 3696 and CLRW (CLSI).
Our RO Central Systems are the benchmark in efficient and cost-saving laboratory water. This system produces a centralised supply of pure water and is suitable for a wide variety of applications including laboratories, health care, pharmaceutical companies and industry.
Our UltraPure Lab Systems specifically provide ultra pure water for our most demanding analytical and life sciences laboratories. This system can be mounted on a wall, placed on a bench or fitted into a base cabinet. Furthermore, the flexible dispensing/monitoring unit offers comfort and precision when filling laboratory vessels.
The Best Laboratory Water Purification Systems in Australia
At Bioline Global, we help ensure your laboratory equipment offers you safety, precision and reliable results. You will find all your water purification system needs in our specialist product range, including lab systems, central systems, cartridges and accessories. Please browse our online catalogue or reach out to us on +61 (02) 46660010 or [email protected] for more information