LabSYNC Point W-3

Problems:When very high quality water is available, it’s easy to use it for all stages of washing, rinsing or reagent preparation. The energy and cooling water needed for stills can be considerable. An unseen water use is the salts and water needed to flush and recharge the DI cartridges.

Solution:Be sure to use tap water for bulk rinsing of dirty glassware and use progressively purer water with each step, as needed. Understand the chemical limits of contamination for your work and know your source water purity. Consult with your group about whether some lower grade water may be used for rinses or flushing operations. Consider soaking rather than continuous flushing.

Benefits: Reduce water usage and energy costs. Also this will improve research quality by insuring that high quality water is available for all needs

Costs:None.