Water Purification Trends

May 2020 - Vol. 9 No. 5 - Page #5


Critical to preanalytical quality, pure water is necessary for a number of laboratory applications, including buffers and blanks, calibrators and controls, reaction mixtures, and reagent reconstitution. Over a quarter of laboratories are planning to invest in a sophisticated, automated water purification system.

Overall, 27% of laboratory directors are planning to purchase a new water purification system in the near future. Almost three-quarters of these purchases (74%) will be made by those looking to upgrade their current water purification system, and 26% will be those purchasing a system for the first time.

Over a quarter of facilities planning to acquire new systems have immediate plans to do so.

MilliporeSigma is the commanding favorite here; nonetheless, numerous vendors are being considered, with strong emphasis on Evoqua Water Technologies, Thermo Fisher Scientific, Elga LabWater, and Culligan.

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