Millipore has launched a new reverse osmosis (type III) water purification system, designed to meet the needs of laboratories that only require up to 30 L/day of purified tap water.
"The RiOs 3 is suitable for general non-critical laboratory applications such as manual cleaning/rinsing and buffer preparation," a Millipore spokesperson told www.In-PharmaTechnologist.com
It also can be used to provide feedwater for glassware washers, autoclaves and humidifiers or as a pretreatment for ultrapure (type I) water systems.
The RiO3 is ergonomically designed for ease of use and maintenance, and can be mounted on the wall or a bench. It contains an integrated storage reservoir, and automatically senses when it should produce more water.
Type III reverse osmosis product water is produced at a flow rate of 3 L/h at 20 °C. This product water is typically > 94 per cent free of ionic contaminants and > 99 per cent free of organics, bacteria and particles.
Millipore currently markets a range of Milli-Q water systems for turning tap water into (type I) ultrapure water. Each system is designed to match the specific water quality requirements of manufacturers, targeting specific contaminants detrimental to particular applications, such as HPLC, molecular biology and ICP-MS.
They also provide the Elix systems, based on a four-step purification process, to produce pure, analytical-grade (type II) water from potable tap water, for specific analytical chemistry applications.
Millipore is a bioprocess and bioscience products and services company, organised into two divisions. The Bioprocess Division offers solutions to optimise development and manufacturing of biologics.
The Bioscience Division provides products that improve laboratory productivity. The company employs approximately 4,850 people worldwide and posted revenues of $883 million (€730.5 million) in 2004.