Pharmaceutical and biotech manufactures have a significant need for purified water. Although the formulation of injectable and certain other drugs will always include sterile water or water for injection provided via the distillation process, there are many other needs for purified water manufactured without the use of a still.
Cleaning processes, autoclave, sterilizer, and water bath feeds as well as analytical analysis all require purified water solutions for the Biopharmaceutical Industry. Since purified water can be manufactured through a “cold” process, it makes economic sense to not use distillation in these applications.
Typical applications include: