Pure water is one of the foundations of hospital care and resources. Stringent health and safety regulations are adhered to by hospitals and other healthcare facilities to ensure both patient and staff safety. To meet these regulations, it is critical that the water is thoroughly treated and stored correctly as well as sampled on a very frequent basis. Safety aside, purified feed water enhances the entire hospitals capacity for applications such as drinking water, boiler feed and laundry.
One of the most common problems encountered by the medical sector is hard water. This can create extra work for maintenance as a result of scale causing disruptions within pipes and water systems, as well as increased laundry and heating costs. Reverse osmosis is usually ideal to remove the metal ions populated within hard water. However, considering the level of reliability that water systems within a hospital needs to reach, we recommend softening source water before it enters the RO system.
Reverse osmosis will also contribute to the removal of ~99% bacteria and parasites from feed water. Hospitals obviously need to have water completely free of contamination, meaning an added layer of protection in the form of UV sterilisation is required to control the future growth of microorganisms.