Misunderstandings about purification cartridges in water purification systems

There are some common misunderstandings about using water purification systems. As the saying “Small details make big differences.” goes, neglecting these unsafe habits can lead to a shorter lifetime of the systems, higher operating costs, water leakage, or even damage to applications in your lab. On that account, we list out some answers to the most frequently asked questions about purification cartridges from our users. Let us use them correctly in order to guarantee the product water quality of your water purification systems as well as improved reliability of your experiment results.

Question 1: No need to replace purification cartridges when the ultrapure water resistivity remains at 18.2MΩ·cm.

Answer: No! Resistivity is just one of the important parameters of pure water quality, indicating only the amount of ion contaminants. Many other contaminants in the pure water that could affect the accuracy of an experiment, such as TOC (Total organic carbon) and bacteria counts are not reflected in this resistivity value. The tasks of the cartridges are to protect the quality of the pure water and keep the system running at its optimal conditions. If consumables are not replaced on time as suggested by manufacturers, potential risks arise because:

  1. Over time, the build-up of bacteria and other impurities inside cartridges gradually clogs the pathway and consequently decreases the flow rate, which has an adverse impact on the water pressure inside the water pipes and causes damage to the system, in other words, the shortened lifetime of the system.
  2. The bacteria, mold, and other impurities absorbed by consumables can start to release to the pure water when cartridges are overused and a breakpoint arrives. At that point, the consumables are no longer protectors for the quality of purified water but become huge sources of pollutants instead.

However, you can be worry-free about this problem with a RephiLe water system. Installation date and consumption of the consumables are clearly recorded and monitored thanks to RFID technology used on our systems. Nothing troubles you about when you should exchange consumables. All you need to do is to wait for the system alerts and replace the specified consumables accordingly.

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About RephiLe:

Driven by innovation and quality, RephiLe is a dedicated provider of water purification systems and laboratory filtration products. At the same time, RephiLe produces comprehensive consumables that can be used in Millipore lab water systems with reliable performance. It is RephiLe’s commitment to becoming a partner of choice for customers in the area of life science and biotechnology. The company is striving to bring superior quality, high value and innovative purification tools to enable and accelerate the advancement of the life sciences and technologies. Products are being sold to over 90 countries worldwide.