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Measuring environmental impact: Elix® system water purification vs. a distillation apparatus

by Stéphane Mabic, Ph.D., Merck Millipore Lab Water Application Manager and Sustainability Initiative Project Manager

Elix® electrodeionization (EDI) module

Merck Millipore Elix® 3 system

Long-term environmental sustainability and continued reduction in the consumption of non-renewable raw materials is increasingly important for laboratories everywhere. This work compares the effect on the environment of an Elix® 3 water purification system* with that of a distillation system in terms of environmental impacts concerning energy, water, and global warming potential (GWP).

Facts, background information, dossiers
  • Merck
  • electrodeionization
  • water quality
  • ultrapure water
  • laboratory water
  • Millipore
  • water purification systems
  • deionization
  • ion exchange resins
  • aqua purificata
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