Step #1: Find out which USP regulations you need to meet.
If you use ultrapure water, you’re faced with a bewildering array of constantly-evolving regulations, requirements and standards that are enforced by everyone from state and federal governments to customers and trade associations. And even a minor infraction can result in anything from a costly fine to lost income, or even a complete shutdown.
Keeping up with it all is, literally, a full-time job. Odds are, however, that it’s only one of your many responsibilities.
That’s where a water treatment expert comes in.
An expert will research your application, processes, and all the other requirements and conditions that impact your regulatory environment, and then use that data to determine precisely which regulations you must meet.
But clarifying your regulatory requirements will only clear up part of the confusion.
Step 2: Find out the best way(s) to meet them.
There are over a half-dozen different water treatment technologies that can be applied to ultrapure applications.
- Carbon absorption
- Reverse osmosis
- Ultraviolet oxidation
Specify the wrong system type, configuration, or size, and you might fail to meet your regulatory goals. Or, you could end up with a system whose capabilities, and costs, far exceed what you need.
Again, this is a situation where there are so many variables – and so many potential downsides to making the wrong choices – that an expert’s input is essential.
Besides helping you define and meet your ultrapure water treatment needs, a trusted water treatment specialist can also assure that your current system is optimized, or assist in responding to any operational or regulatory challenges you may be facing.
Most of all, a treatment expert can prevent confusion from reducing the quality of the judgements you make – or the ultrapure water you produce